There are a ton of things to do on the weekends, and time can be spent in so many different ways.
In reading and studying successful people, I have learned, that in order to become successful you gotta work overtime.
I have realized, that if you have dreams and goals that need to be achieved, the weekends become a make or break.
We have access to a lot of free spare-time throughout the weekends.
If you want to be successful at achieving your dreams and goals, then you need to be hyper-focused on where you invest your time.
Every minute counts.
So, are you using your weekends to get ahead, or are you spending the weekends letting go of your disciplines and routines?
Weekends are great for spending time doing all of the things you have been craving all week.
If you are not careful or aware, the weekends can also set you back.
Here Are 12 Things Successful People Prioritize On The Weekends:
1. They Identify Priorities For The Upcoming Week
Life is a train that never stops moving. Age does not matter, because no matter where you stand in life there is always something taking place.
Those things are ever-changing and it is up to you to take control of the wheel and direct your own ship.
Looking at your current weekly and daily agenda you are well aware of the tasks and responsibilities that move the needle forward in your life.
Identifying priorities for the work week ahead, and putting pen to paper to those ideas, will help you get to where you want to go.
2. They Journal About Successes And Failures
Journaling is a powerful tool if harnessed properly.
On the weekends you will find yourself with more time on your hands. Make sure you maximize that time by scheduling a few moments to reflect by doing some writing.
Many of the greatest visionaries of our time have kept a journal and documented their journey.
Successful people such as, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vincci, all kept journals. They were constantly updating their journals and documenting their journey along the way.
A great strategy to take on is simply journaling about your failures and your successes in life.
Taking on a different perspective in relation to your decisions can become a very powerful tool for improvement, and a great way to invest your time on the weekends.
3. They Clean & Reorganize
Most people find themselves in the rat race of moving from one place to another throughout the week.
Depending on whether you have kids, you know they only amplify the chaos. You are driving to and from schools, then to and from work, then back home. And that’s just the traveling portion, not to mention all the energy that is being expended.
Successful people use the weekends to catch up, clean, and reorganize their life. They spend time cleaning their homes and preparing themselves and their environment towards a space that is built for their recovery.
Maintaining a clean and organized home is no easy task. It is always requiring some sort of maintenance and that never ends.
Successful people understand this, and they make it a priority to organize their space and bring things back to a point of cleanliness and organization.
This is all imperative to take on the upcoming weekly duties with focused intention.
4. They Read
Spending some quiet time reading a good book is invaluable.
It is a great way to disconnect, decompress, and enjoy some quiet alone time, where you get to take your mind to another world.
Successful people use their weekends to spend time doing things that are going to help them move forward.
They stick to their disciplines, and reading is one of those disciplines.
A few Billionaires who attribute their success to reading are: Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Munger, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates. These are just to name a few.
There is great power in reading and expanding your knowledge, but there is even greater power in mastering the discipline to do it.
5. They Spend Time With Their Families & Pets
Spending some time with your loved ones has shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression in humans.
Using weekends to spend with your family, and with your pets, is a great way to pass time and create beautiful memories in the process.
Successful people in life know the benefits of being with their animals, and they make the time to spend with their furry friends.
Performing at your best requires a whole lot of energy and time from you. It is important to slow things down and appreciate where you are in life.
No better way to do that, than spending time with the people and animals you love most.
6. They Exercise
We now know that successful people don’t put off their disciplines on the weekends.
In order to achieve true success in anything that you do, you must stay the course. You must stay consistent.
Exercise becomes a priority for all successful people, they know that without their health, they have nothing.
Weekends are a great time for you to block an hour or more of your time to go get some physical exercise completed.
Often times, people think about the word “exercise”, and they believe this involves solely walking into a gym and lifting weights, or jumping on some monotonous cardio machine.
However, that couldn’t be further from the true picture.
Exercise is about movement, breaking a sweat, and challenging yourself.
This can be achieved going on a nice long walk around the neighborhood, bike riding, kayaking, skating, dancing, yard work etc..
It’s all about what you enjoy most doing.
Successful people know that the weekends is where they turn their exercise up a notch, not put it off.
7. They Disconnect And Spend Some Time Alone
There is great power in spending time alone.
Opportunities to reach your true inner self is found in moments of being alone, rather than in company.
Sadhguru, speaks upon a great thesis of his in this video.
He believes that in order for us to be effective around others, and for us to be of most value to others, we must first learn to be alone.
Successful people use weekends as opportunities to disconnect and regroup.
They do this by utilizing the power of being alone.
8. They Pursue Their Interests
How often have you sat back and analyzed how many things interest you?
As humans, I believe, we are creative geniuses. All of us!
The difference is that some just learn how to tap into it, and most don’t. But we all have it in us. Every one of us.
Successful people dig deep into their minds and they search for their interests, in which they can pursue and create something out of nothing.
Weekends are full of spare time, and the successful people out there take advantage of those opportunities each weekend.
Successful people pursue the things that move them, and they apply their weekends towards focusing on new interests that they can explore and expand on.
9. They Eat Well
Working for different institutions, I have been blessed to work with a variety of talented people.
At work, I noticed a trend when it came to people and their nutrition.
I noticed we would adhere to a more strict, cleaner, way of eating throughout the week. Then, the weekend would roll around, and all that adherence would go right out the window.
On Monday’s, we were all complaining about how lethargic we were.
The start of each new week became a detoxification process. If you have been there, then you know the deal.
Building a healthy approach to eating, and a healthy relationship with food, is essential.
Successful people know that if you want to grow into becoming the best version of yourself, a big place to start is your food.
Use the weekends to learn more about nutrition and macronutrient splits.
On the weekends maximize your time in the kitchen and cook yourself and your family some well deserved meals.
10. They Go To Sleep Earlier And Catch Up On Rest
Sleep is one of those parts of life that is highly underrated. I think we all know how important sleep is, but yet we still take it to unhealthy levels.
A poor sleep schedule is something that should be a made into a priority, to improve.
According to the ASA, sleep is extremely important for the body and the mind.
Proper and sufficient sleep plays a significant role in key areas of our life, such as: weight, heart health, immune system development, brain health, and mood.
Successful people know that they can only perform at their best if they take care of themselves and they prioritize key ares of their lives such as sleep.
11. They Learn Something New
Learning new things is something that a lot of us still do today. We take on new tasks, new jobs, new challenges and we learn along the way.
Learning to take on new skills, try new jobs, and constantly challenging yourself, are all extremely valuable in life.
Technology has sped life up, I believe. More than ever before, we can do extradorinary things, access information, and see things that we never would have even imagined just 50 years ago today.
Successful people use their time wisely. They don’t just put their time anywhere. They analyze first what the return on investment is, and then they begin planting their seeds.
Successful people use their spare time in a fashion where they see it as an investment.
On the weekends, most people find themselves with spare time. Use this spare time to learn new things.
12. They Experience Nature
How often do you get outdoors and go for a nice long walk?
Think about the last time you put your running shoes on, grabbed your partner, children, friend, or dog, and just spent some time moving under the sun?
Successful individuals know the power that nature holds within our spirit.
A Harvard Health Publication states the benefits of spending time outdoors. All are excellent reasons why more people should be active outdoors.
Use the time you have available on the weekends to spend time outdoors and experience nature.
Your body, mind, and spirit will all thank you as they come together under the sun.