12 Things Successful People Do Over Long Weekends

What are you planning to do this coming weekend?

Much of Australia is going to be enjoying a long Queen’s Birthday weekend . I know what I’m planning to do after spending a  hectic 5 days on the Gold Coast conducting our annual Wealth Retreat with 50 successful property investors and business people.

So I was interested to read that most successful people have planned out (or at least thought about) what they will do over the next three days because they don’t want to squander the relatively rare opportunity to decompress from the office.

Not sure how to make the most of the next weekend?

Here are 12 things successful people do over three-day weekends:

1. They prepare at work. 

Most of what they do happens before they leave for a long weekend so that they are psychologically free to relax and enjoy it. This includes saying proper goodbyes to colleagues, cleaning up their office, finishing any pressing tasks, and creating a clear plan of action for when they return on Tuesday morning so they can hit the ground running.

2. They plan ahead. 

Many successful people plan out their activities for the holiday weekend well in advance so that they are not drawn into the temptation of working

3. They set technology guidelines. 

Successful people set email and phone rules for themselves and the people they work with, so that people understand when, if at all, they will be available to respond or pick up.

4. They do a little bit of nothing. 

The workweek is about deadlines and meetings, so successful people enjoy having a block of time, or a day, to be uncommitted and unscheduled.[sam id=43 codes=’true’]

5. They spend time with family and friends

6. They volunteer.

Many successful people find giving their time to worthy charitable groups or causes to be extremely rewarding.

7. They plan “staycations.” 

Some plan a mini vacation in their own backyard. Another good option: Taking a short trip to a destination that only an hour or two away. This is a great way to visit a new place, but doesn’t require too much travel or planning.

8. They get outdoors and enjoy nature. 

9. They exercise. 

10. They engage in an activity that supports their passion.

Such as shopping, golfing, socializing, reading or painting

11. They sometimes switch days off. 

Some successful people will take a different day off instead, and go in to work on the vacation day when they have the office to the themselves and can get more work done without being distracted,

12. They think ahead. 

On the last night of long weekend, many successful people think about the short week ahead and key goals they need to accomplish.



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