I was just pondering what is the actual definition of the word “weekend”? I mean it’s somewhat obvious, the end of the week, right?
So I went looking. The definition on the Webster Dictionary Website is “the end of the week; specifically: the period between the close of one work or school week and the start of the next.”
Got it! It is the “end” of something. What are 2 things we look at when something ends? One: review how it went. 2) Determine what is next.
Here is my productivity suggestion: at the end of each week (on Friday) take the opportunity to review you week. Set aside 15 to 30 minutes and answer the following:
- This past week:
- What did I accomplish this week?
- How do I feel about that?
- What could I have done differently?
- This coming week:
- What are my top 3 things I need to focus on next week?
- How will I get them done?
- Whose help do I need?
- Where will I schedule the time to do them?
Ok, so I’m right it is the end of the week and it is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and set goals for the upcoming week.
I found another definition on the Oxford Dictionary Website which is “Saturday and Sunday, especially regarded as a time for leisure”. Now I’m really like that one!
Leisure, do you remember what that is? Do you work all weekend or do you set time aside to relax, enjoy and recharge? It is so important that you take time to rejuvenation yourself, enjoy your friends and family. Have fun and relax so that you can be your best for your business.
I received this message on Sunday night last week “Heather, it is difficult to reach you online. Over the last 48 hours…” My answer back “It’s the weekend and I don’t hang out on social media or my computer…” Have we completely forgotten that weekends are time off?
This week I’m taking an art class all day on Saturday. I love connecting with that creative side of myself and the wonderful women in the class. I’ve surprised myself in discovering that I have some talent and look forward to the monthly classes.
What are you doing this week “end” for leisure and fun?