We all know the feeling. We get home from work Friday after a super long week. We collapse on the sofa, turn on the TV, blink, and suddenly it’s Sunday and you haven’t gotten a thing done.
So today I’m gonna share my best tips on how to take control of your weekend.
Make a plan
Start Thursday evening and write a plan or to-do list for the weekend. Put it somewhere visible so you see it all the time (I recommend the fridge)
It doesn’t have to be a very detailed list. A to-do list with bulletpoints works just fine. Remember to put in other things than cleaning and laundry. Plan a walk in the forest, coffee shop visit or other fun weekend things.
Set an alarm.
No, I’m not telling you to get up super early on your weekends. But not sleeping half the day away will make you more productive, and as a bonus you won’t ruin your sleep patterns completely for the week.
Are you easily sucked into binge watching a whole series in a weekend? Try setting a timer and put it across the room. Time it so it fits with the episode you want to watch. It’ll force you up and moving, breaking you from the “just one more episode” coma.
Plan your meals
Most people are pretty good at planning food for the weekdays. But when it comes to weekends we tend to grab unhealthy stuff on the go. Spending way to much money, and lowering our energy by filling up on fat and carbs. Instead try planning for your weekend meals, and as a bonus it’ll have you moving if you have to go cook.
Show up and dress up
I’m sure you have some kind of morning routine before work/school. Shower, makeup/shaving, getting dressed and so on. Try making a morning routine on the weekends too. It doesn’t have to be the same as on the weekdays, but having a routine tells our body that now it’s time to get up and get going.
And lastly, remember, it’s okay to have a lazy weekend once in a while. We can all have the need to be couch potatoes and binge watch our favorite shows.
Do you have any tips for getting a productive weekend? Let me know in the comments.