Successful People and their Weekends

Here’s a synopsis of Forbes Magazine’s “How Successful People Spend Their Weekends.”


There is a new Stanford study that finds productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours.  And productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there is no point in working any more. The study finds that people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours. In other words. those extra hours are wasted.


So, when it comes to weekends, successful people do not sweat out more work. They prize their time away from the office knowing the importance of “shifting gears.”


Here are four ways successful people spend their weekends.


  1. They Wake Up at the Same Time


Having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these phases involves preparing your mind to be awake and alert… (Do not mess with your routine and take advantage of the extra hours on your weekend when others may be sleeping in.)


  1. They Designate Mornings as Me Time


It can be difficult to get time to yourself on the weekends, especially if you have family. Finding a way to engage in an activity you’re passionate about first thing in the morning can pay massive dividends in happiness and cleanliness of mind… Your mind achieves peak performance two-to-four hours after you wake up, so get up early…


  1. They Schedule Micro-Adventures


Buy tickets to a concert or play, or get reservations for that cool new hotel that just opened downtown. Instead of running on a treadmill, plan a hike. Try something you haven’t done before… Knowing that you have something interesting planned for Saturday will not only be fun come Saturday, but it will significantly improve your mood throughout the week.


  1. They Pursue a Passion


You might be surprised what happens when you pursue something you’re passionate about on weekends. Indulging your passions is a great way to escape stress and to open your mind to new ways of thinking.


To read the full article by Travis Bradberry, click to the on-line Forbes Magazine.


And, go ahead and enjoy your weekend.



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