Arm Yourself, Be a Weekend Warrior
Lets’ face it: we live for the weekends. This fact couldn’t be truer if you’re someone who habitually dozes off in the workplace because your job is boring. Weekends are the only chance to escape from some of life’s harsh realities. But sometimes, weekends inadvertently go to waste, a fact you will regret as Sunday night comes.
Making the most of weekends requires proper planning and the right mindset. There should be a set of goals, which may be dedicated to self-improvement or spending quality time with family and friends. Whether you plan to head to a caravan park in Ballina or go on a gastronomic adventure in Sydney, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind before turning your weekend warrior mode on.
The night before the weekend, disconnect yourself from the gadgets and gizmos you own. Turn your smartphone or tablet computers off or hide them for a while. Doing so will help you plan what you have to do the next day. It will also help you get better sleep. Speaking of sleep, get as much as you need so you don’t wake up late. Getting up late deprives you of the time you need to have fun or do the activities you’ve scheduled.
If you are going someplace on the weekends, do some of your chores over the week. Doing so will reduce the bulk of work you will have to finish once you return from the trip. For instance, do your weekly shopping on a Thursday night, so you won’t have to cram this activity into your Saturday schedule when you’re supposed to be hanging out with your friends.
Goodbye, Work! (It’s Temporary, ‘course!)
Ditch work if you can. Don’t let some minor office concerns bother you when you’re rejuvenating at the spa or sweating it out on the tennis court. Create a default response on your e-mail or turn off your alerts.
Don’t forget to squeeze in meditation on your schedule. Weekend warriors need it to prepare themselves for Monday. Meditation keeps your mind still; it will help you stay away from the thoughts of Monday morning rush and your boss’ howls. It will keep you grounded in the present.
Being a weekend warrior is a choice to break free from the mundane and discover life from a different perspective. Remember, you only have 48 hours, so do your best to make the most of the weekend.