Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even while having fun. Read on for ways very successful people spend their weekends so that you can incorporate them into your own.
1. Keep active
Vogue's Anna Wintour plays tennis for one hour every day without fail. One of India's richest billionaires runs marathons in his off time. People who are incredibly successful understand the importance of the body in relation to the mind. The health of the one simply cannot be maintained without upkeeping the other. So move a little this weekend. At worst, you'll burn off Friday night's dinner.
2. Practice JOMO, not FOMO
Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook Media--and conveniently, Mark Zuckerberg's sister--has preached the benefits of practicing JOMO: the joy of missing out. Checking Facebook over the weekend often gives us FOMO, or fear of missing out. Instead of feeling left out, JOMO suggests that we should be happy with everything we do, right where we are.
3. Reflect back
Use the small amount of free time we get on the weekends to look back on the hectic week. Bill Gates once said, "It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." Gates, well known for his enormous success worldwide, has definitely unlocked many ways to succeed. If we take the time to think back on our past actions, we'll be able to learn from our mistakes--and not make the same ones again.
4. Prepare yourself for the coming week
Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, always takes his Sundays to do "reflections, feedback, strategy, and getting ready for the rest of the week." Much like Gates, Dorsey looks back on past actions in order to plan for the future. He makes sure to think about what he wants to get done and how to make the week run better than his last. Perhaps we all could benefit from planning our weeks in advance.
5. Prioritize things that matter
With a hectic work schedule, it's easy to lose track of the things that hold emotional value for us. Steve Jobs said, "Things don't have to change the world to be important." Our families, hobbies, and passions--these bring us deep emotional warmth that can't be found in our work. On the weekends, while we have the time, we should make sure family members know just how much we care.
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