When you think about your perfect Sunday, it could involve sleeping in, going out for brunch, and then watching TV most people can’t enjoy that luxury.
Either we’re tied down to a completing a deadline, or we simply just can’t sit there and not be productive.The thing is, you do need to enjoy some time away from the ROUTINE. You can actually step away from work and still have a productive Sunday by doing the following things. If you do, you’ll notice that you’ll be more productive, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the work week when your alarm goes off on Monday morning.
1. Develop some passion
We all need a hobby that is going to recharge our batteries and spark our passion. Whether it’s writing, repairing an old car, painting, or hiking, you should use your free time on days like Saturday or Sunday to do activities that you normally can’t during the work. Ideally, you should find a hobby that either lets you blow off some steam, gets the creative juices flowing, or refreshes you in some way, or is something that may be related or unrelated to your business.
The benefits of exercise have been discussed multiple times. While there’s no denying that we all need to be physically active, the busy work week may not leave us with too much to squeeze in a workout. You can always catch-up on your physical fitness. Sundays offer a great chance for you to get in a bit of exercise before you head back to the daily routine .
3. Spend some time alone
It gives you the opportunity to reflect, clear your mind, improve your creativity, do the things that you want to do, and meet new people. Spending time alone can also increase your productivity since you aren’t relying on other people to share the workload on a project.If you really want to enjoy your solitude, unplug during your alone time so that you aren’t bothered by email, text messages, and Facebook notifications.
4. Maintenance work
Maintenance can mean a lot of different things for people. It could literally mean cleaning up your office, home, or vehicle. It could mean personal grooming, like getting a haircut or it could be cleaning out your inbox or scrolling through your social media accounts and connecting with the friends and family you’ve ignored during the week.
5. Planning the upcoming week
Take the free time that you have on a Sunday to map out your entire week. Whether it’s planning meetings, phone calls, setting deadlines for tasks, or even personal items like your food menus, you can get a head start on your entire calendar in advance. By doing this you can make sure that you accomplish and focus on the most pressing matters. You will see more clearly at this time of the week than you will later.
Planning your week ahead of time will save your time and energy throughout the week.
Have a great Sunday.