12 Things Successful People Do over 3-Day Weekends

Do you want to know how the success people do over 3-day weekends? Is it same or different? Let’s read this 12 things successful people do over 3-day weekends by Business Insider. The point refer from Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of ‘You Can’t be Serious ! Putting Humor to Work‘ , Lynn Taylor , a national workplace expert and the author of ‘Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant : How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job‘ :

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1. They prepare at work.

“Most of what they do happens before they leave for a long weekend so that they are psychologically free to relax and enjoy it,” Kerr says. This includes saying proper goodbyes to colleagues, cleaning up their office, finishing any pressing tasks, and creating a clear plan of action for when they return on Tuesday morning so they can hit the ground running.

2. They plan ahead.

Many successful people plan out their activities for the holiday weekend well in advance so that they are not drawn into the temptation of working, Kerr says.

Taylor adds: “They’re strategic enough to have an action plan for the three-day weekend, but flexible enough to tackle any urgent work issues that may arise.”

 

3. They set technology guidelines.

Successful people set email and phone rules for themselves and the people they work with, so that people understand when, if at all, they will be available to respond or pick up.

“This can communicate to employees how critical it is for everyone to take a complete break, and that any and all work can wait,” Kerr explains. “Although employees may assume this, they often need to hear it from their leader to be able to completely relax over a long weekend.”

4. They do a little bit of nothing.

“With the breakneck pace of business all week long, many successful people do plan — but sometimes those plans include a little bit of nothing,” Taylor says. “The workweek is about deadlines and meetings, so successful people enjoy having a block of time, or a day, to be uncommitted and unscheduled.”

5. They spend time with family and friends.

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During the week, it’s hard to give focused attention to those you care about. “A three-day weekend let’s you schedule this critical quality time,” Taylor says.

6. They volunteer.

Many successful people find giving their time to worthy charitable groups or causes to be extremely rewarding.

7. They plan “staycations.”

“Some successful people plan a mini vacation in their own backyard,” Kerr says. “Staycations hold the appeal of still allowing for a complete mental break but without the added stress or planning involved in a trip somewhere away, wherein people run the risk of returning to work more exhausted than when they left.”

Another good option: Taking a short trip to a destination that only an hour or two away. This is a great way to visit a new place, but doesn’t require too much travel or planning.

8. They get outdoors and enjoy nature.

A long weekend is the perfect time to get outside and breathe fresh air, especially after being relatively sequestered inside all week, Taylor explains.

9. They exercise.

Successful people understand how important exercise is to their physical and mental health — so they don’t get lazy and skip their workouts over holiday weekends.

10. They engage in an activity that supports their passion.

“This is a great time to unwind with your favorite pastime or hobby, whether it’s shopping, golfing, socializing, reading, painting, or something else,” Taylor says.

11. They sometimes switch days off.

Some successful people will take a different day off instead, and go in to work on the vacation day when they have the office to the themselves and can get more work done without being distracted, Kerr explains. “If you have the luxury of being able to do this it can be a double win — participating in personal activities when it’s quieter, and getting more work accomplished at the same time.”

12. They think ahead.

On the last night of long weekend, many successful people think about the short week ahead and key goals they need to accomplish, Taylor says. And they do this without stressing themselves out.

Source :- Yahoo Finance

How about that? Maybe we can follow the successful step as they have a great activity in weekends while most of us doing nothing and watching television.

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