Many of us work hard all week only to work hard on the weekend! By the time we do complete our list of chores, the weekend is over. We wonder, “Where did it go?”
Get ready to reclaim your weekend
#1 – Track your time
Record everything you do, both at work and at home, for a full week. Sure, it’s a bit of a pain, but it’s worth it.
At the end of week, look at your journal and answer these two questions:
- What items don’t need to be a part of your life?
- What could someone else do?
#2 – Outsource
Take a page from the corporate playbook – outsource! Find a business to clean your house, mow your yard, take care of repairs, and so on.
More and more families are outsourcing more and more. Of course, if it’s something you enjoy doing, keep doing it! But for those things that truly are just tasks on the to-do list, pay someone else to do them.
#3 – Stack tasks into your week
Squeeze your weekend chores into the week. For example, do a load or two of laundry every day throughout the week, instead of the whole pile on the weekend.
#4 – Rethink your work schedule
Instead of working every Saturday morning for a few hours, work a half-hour longer each day. Then you can have your Saturdays to yourself!
Reclaiming your weekend
#1 – Make a list
Write down a bunch of things you would like to do. Get your whole family involved. Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to do because there are so many things you want to do. Creating this list allows you to pick and choose depending on your mood.
#2 – Schedule an activity
If you don’t schedule these fun tasks, chances are they won’t get done. So schedule just one activity from your list for next weekend. Then pick another one for the weekend after that.
As you get used to having more time on the weekend, you can add activities to your schedule.
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Our bigg quote today comes from Douglas Pagel:
So color your world by reclaiming your weekend.
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Next time, we’ll discuss 10 ways to get de-motivated. We’re sure it won’t be uplifting! Until then, here’s to your bigg success!