Weekends should leave you refreshed, not exhausted. Here are 5 tips for making the most of your days off: Disconnect - Put down your phone, walk away from your computer, and take the time you need to unwind! If you are constantly reading and responding to work emails out of work emails, you’re never really giving your brain the break it deserves.
Exercise - If you work a standard desk job, you’re spending at least 40 hours per week sitting in your workspace. The weekend is the perfect time to get up, get moving, and work some movement into your schedule! Do Something You Enjoy - Life can get crazy, that many of us no longer make time for hobbies, passions, and the things we enjoy that make for a healthy work/life balance. Whatever your interests are, making the time to actually pursue them is crucial.
Sleep - Oftentimes, our lack of motivation is a direct result of our sleep schedules. When your schedule is a little less demanding on the weekends, use that extra time to sleep in and catch up on some much-needed sleep. Plan Ahead - To avoid that Monday panic, take some time on Sunday night to take a little bit of stress out of the rest of your week. Create lists to keep you organised for the next few days. Prepare a few meals or ingredients ahead of time. It only takes a little bit of time, but it will make a huge difference on Monday morning!
Monday morning can have a huge impact on your attitude and approach to the rest of the workweek. Work these tips into your downtime routine, and you’ll be recharged and ready to tackle Monday morning!