3 Things Successful Women Do Each Weekend
Some weekends are like blank slates – you have no commitments, and you can enjoy the weekend at your leisure. But most weekends, there are errands to run and places to be. With all the priorities, you may even forget to make yourself a priority. But, making even a little time for yourself each weekend can result in a more rewarding new week.
1. They make alone time a priority.
Let’s think about it. You’re most likely working Monday through Friday. When you’re done, you may stop by the drugstore, pick up kids and shuttle them to extracurriculars, meet girlfriends for happy hour, hit the gym, prepare dinner or tidy things up at home. Then, you wake up the next morning and do it all again.
By Friday, you couldn’t be more ready for weekend downtime, but you also have a to-do list to accomplish before Monday. Whatever those tasks might be – cleaning, yard work, grocery shopping, family time, events or your kid’s soccer practice – make sure you squeeze in time for you. You juggle a lot at work, and you work hard to create a nice lifestyle for you and/or your family. You are one of the biggest puzzle pieces that keeps your family uplifted and your household afloat. So, you completely deserve the luxury of “me time.”
After all, you can’t constantly go without taking a break – you’ll eventually hit a wall.
2. They do something each weekend that makes them feel rejuvenated.
I love pampering myself at home on the weekends for some quality time with me, myself and I. I like to take a bubble bath, then give myself a facial and a mani-pedi. Partner those things with a glass of wine and an episode of Real Housewives while my nails dry, and I feel completely rejuvenated. I like my nails to be done because it prevents me from picking at them, plus a mani-pedi makes me feel put together. I have acne prone skin, so taking time to refresh my skin each week with a masque or mini facial helps keep it clear.
I don’t always have time for each of these little moments though. But even when I’m crunched for time, I still try to squeeze in as many of these things as I can. These are the small things that will help me have a good week because they make me feel good. When I feel good, I do even better. So, I make these things – or myself, rather – a priority.
3. They spend time with themselves to refresh their mind.
It’s essential that you make time on the weekend for whatever makes you feel happy and refreshed. Spending a little time alone helps give your brain a break, which will make you feel more creative and productive in the new week. It allows you to do small things for yourself that help carry you through the week. It lets you refocus and breathe.
Having some alone time on the weekend isn’t always easy, but it’s a necessity. Carve out a little time for yourself, and I guarantee you will feel ready to spearhead whatever the week throws at you.