14 October 2022

Happy Friday Luv,

I’m sure you had a productive week!

Working hard is in the DNA of successful entrepreneurs because they are passionate about what they do. However, anyone who is successful understands that life and work are marathons, not sprints. Even they require weekend downtime to ensure that they are capable of being creative problem solvers and innovators from Monday to Friday.

They might spend some time catching up on administrative tasks. They may devote time to a large project that requires special attention. They should also spend time thinking about the future and looking at the big picture.

Successful entrepreneurs, on the other hand, do not spend their entire weekend buried under work. We all need a break from time to time, and entrepreneurs are no different. Their weekends are spent resting their bodies and minds and preparing to perform at their best come Monday.

Here are some activities of successful entrepreneurs:

1. Get up around the same time
Staying on track for the week ahead means maintaining the same sleeping patterns, even on weekends, according to successful entrepreneurs. That means going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time every day of the week. Because your circadian rhythm will remain consistent, your body will naturally know when to sleep and wake up.

Sleeping in, as tempting as it may be, can disrupt your sleep/wake cycle, disrupting sleep patterns and giving you a bad night’s sleep. To avoid a sleep deficit, aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Getting up early also means you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store.

2. Spend quality time with family and friends
Weekdays can be hectic and full of obligations, which is understandable. You probably spent more time in front of your computer (and with co-workers and colleagues) than with the people who matter the most to you. Make quality relationships a priority in your life by making them a priority on weekends.

Have a date night with your significant other. Take a long walk or have a relaxing lunch with a friend. Make sure you’re cultivating and maintaining those relationships by paying close attention to them. Then, tell us what’s on your mind and how you’re feeling. The love and support you receive from others will give you resilience and can help you.

3. Follow your passion
Is there a hobby or activity you’ve always wanted to try but never had the time? Dedicate some weekend time to pursuing a passion outside of work and outside of your normal day-to-day responsibilities. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to paint, take up photography, or write a novel.

Stop telling yourself that you’ll get around to it “someday,” whether it’s a long-forgotten hobby or a labor of love. Make a quiet weekend morning or afternoon available to work on it. Pursuing interests outside of work improves your mental health and lowers your stress levels. Furthermore, focusing on activities outside of work will improve your creativity and allow you to see life from a different perspective.

4. Schedule a mini-adventure

Weekends allow you to disconnect from life, set aside your daily responsibilities, and go have some fun! Break free and get out of your rut by going on a mini-adventure. Get out of the house and find some fresh air.

Hiking the Grand Canyon may be a bit much for a mini-adventure, but an overnight camping trip or a day hike is totally doable. Spend an afternoon at the beach or go for a long bike ride. The goal is to get out there and create memories that will make you smile for the rest of the week.

5. Encourage their creative thinking
Successful entrepreneurs make it a point to feed their creative minds by connecting with the arts. You don’t need a degree in art appreciation or music theory to benefit from involvement in the arts. Simply going to a local museum or listening to music will suffice.

Viewing art can be like taking a mental vacation. It stimulates areas of the brain involved in emotion processing as well as the pleasure and reward systems. Listening to music can have an even greater impact. Music, in fact, has been shown to stimulate more areas of the brain than any other human function.

How do you spend your weekends?
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Yours in Business,

Jeanetta Cardine

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