How do successful people spend the weekend? Just like all the other days. We are our habits. The weekend is not a reason to change.
We translated 10 tips from successful people on how to spend Saturday and Sunday.
# 1. Robert Allen Iger, CEO of Disney: Get up early
Successful people do not stay in bed until noon, and weekends are no exception. Our brain is at its sharpest 2.5 to 4 hours after waking up. Make use of the morning hours while the whole world is sleeping.
As for Robert, he gets up at 4:30 every day.
# 2. Timothy Ferris, investor, author of “How to Work 4 Hours a Week”: Do not multitask
You need to stop multitasking not only at work but also during the weekend. Of course, we want to do as much as possible. That’s why we talk on the phone and flip through Instagram simultaneously.
Multitasking reduces productivity, and successful people know about it. Learn to focus on each task separately.
Plan a maximum of two things on your day off.
# 3. Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief: Do sports
Physical activity stimulates the brain.
Anna plays tennis for one hour every day. Richard Branson regularly kitesurfs, while Indian billionaire Anil Ambani takes part in marathons.
A weekend is not a good reason to miss a workout.
# 4. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple: Prioritize what is important
The weekend is an excellent time to remind ourselves of the important things that we forget about in the everyday hustle, to check priorities, and return to our true goals.
Spending time with your loved ones will not bring you money, but it does not mean it is unimportant.
# 5. Warren Buffett, investor: Make time for a hobby
Making money is not the only interest of successful people. Some hobbies can be useful for business. For example, you can establish business contacts on the golf course, although this is more of a bonus.
A hobby should just be fun. Meryl Streep loves to knit, George W. Bush paints, and Warren Buffett plays the ukulele. The weekend is a perfect time to spend with your hobby.
# 6. Oprah Winfrey, producer and host: Practice silence for at least 20 minutes twice a day
Once upon a time, meditation was known only to yogis. Today, many successful business people talk about how meditation and mindfulness have helped them reduce stress, become more productive, develop creativity, and improve their quality of life.
Finding time for silence on the weekend can be even more difficult than during the working week because we try to squeeze family time, sports, friends, and housework into 48 hours. But this busy schedule is not a reason to abandon meditation.
# 7. Randi Zuckerberg, former market development director of Facebook: Enjoy the moment
Social networks have become a fertile ground for developing the fear of missing something (FOMO). People post photos that show how vibrant their lives are in the struggle for likes and the envy of subscribers. On weekends, FOMO escalates.
The solution is to learn to enjoy the fact that you are missing something (JOMO, joy of missing out). Repeat the mantra: “There is nothing better than being where I am now.”
Successful people strive for new heights, but they know how to value what they already have. Combating FOMO is the key to being happy and enjoying the weekend.
# 8. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder: take time to reflect
“Celebrating success is important, but it is more important to learn from failure,” says Gates.
Reflection should be a daily habit, but the weekend is a good reason to dedicate more time to it. Evaluate the past week and consider how to make the next one better.
Gretchen Rubin, the author of the best-selling book “The Happiness Project,” recommends keeping a “one-sentence diary” that will help you turn reflection into a habit. It is a good idea to look at the entries from the last seven days and evaluate the whole week during the weekend.
# 9. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group: Help others
“It is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation, and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas,” says Branson.
Many successful people support charitable causes. Take time on the weekend and try volunteering.
Tom Corley, author of “Wealthy Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals,” found that 73% of successful people devote more than five hours to volunteering a month. When we help those who are less fortunate in life than us, we see the world in a new way.
# 10. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter: Get ready for the new week
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, works 16 hours a day from Monday to Friday. Even if you do the same, you should use weekends to disconnect from operational tasks completely.
He recommends resting on Saturday and preparing for the work week on Sunday – evaluating successes and failures, thinking over strategic tasks.
The weekend is the secret weapon of successful people, which helps them get down to business on Monday morning.