“Blocking out the real world or stopping yourself from having a social life will not make you reach your goals any faster.” – AJ
Friday rolls around and you’re thinking of all the things that you’re going to do or what you want to do that you couldn’t do during the week because… priorities. I shared with you all the importance of a morning routine. Your morning routine is crucial and should be a consistent routine because essentially it affects how successful your week is going to be. So what do you do when the weekend rolls around? How do you have a successful weekend? How do you balance gargling double shots of Hennessey and still creating time to get work done? The thing is, most people assume that in order to be successful you can’t have a life outside of building success.That’s the furthest thing from the truth. All it takes is a lot of balance and discipline.
Yes, going further in your career takes sacrifices, but all work and no play makes for a dull, boring life. Blocking out the real world or stopping yourself from having a social life will not make you reach your goals any faster. You need excitement. You need light hearted moments full of fun, so that when it’s time to buckle down and get work done you aren’t overly stressed out. I take my time off from work very personal. It’s my time to recharge, my time to briefly forget that I am an adult, to have fun or sleep for hours. Bottom-line, here are the 4 major things that you need to have a bomb weekend!
1. You Need A Social Life:
I don’t care, I don’t care.
My friends are life. We spend all week in the group chat telling each other how we can’t wait to get together over the weekend. Your time away from the grind with family and friends is your time to remember that you are loved. It’s your time to take into account that there is more to life than trying to get ahead. Sometimes we have to stop and be thankful for life’s greatest blessings and that is love and life in all forms. Successful people have social lives. You need the weekend for fun activities and to let loose. Enjoy it!
2. You Need Time to Reflect:
One of the first things I do on a Friday night is light some candles and sit and think about all that went on in the week. It’s usually my time to reflect on things that I can change, do better or eliminate from my life all together. If I have plans on a Friday night this is something I carve at least 30-45 minutes out of my night to do. I am never not reflecting. If I don’t get it done Friday, Sunday mornings are always the next best option.
3. You Need Alone Time with God:
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. I wake up on Sunday’s and it’s either physically going to church or catching it via live stream online. Sunday’s are a heavy meditation and prayer day. It’s my time to be still and connect with God. It is my time to nurture and cater to the most important relationship in my life. That alone time with God is valuable. And while this is something that I do daily, Sunday’s are most important to me because my connection with God over the weekend fills me up for the coming week.
4. You Need to Play Catch Up:
If you’re anything like me you wear multiple hats. I can be all over the place, but in a good way. Yes, there are moments when I over extend myself. There are always moments when I am stretched too thin. My weekends are my time to respond to unread emails. To create new content for the blog. To focus on communications and social media strategies for my internship. To create my to-do list for work come Monday. Whatever it is that I lacked control of during the week, I use my weekends to play catch up. I never let my FOMO stop me from putting my priorities first.
Cheers to the weekend!
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.