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We usually spend our weekends unwinding and relaxing enough to get ready for the week ahead. While some of us make drinking plans with friends, others love to spend their weekends relaxing at home, reading their favorite book and trying out new recipes.
But how do most successful people spend their weekends and make the most out of them? Here’re the answers:
1. They wake up at their usual time.
Unlike most of us, successful people ensure to wake up at their usual time to make the most of their day. While most of us prefer to wake up late and turn all alarms off, they continue waking up on time. Disney CEO, Bob Iger, makes it a point to wake up at 4.30 am irrespective of which day of the week it is. .
2. They plan it out like any other day.
Planning is not only for weekdays. Successful people usually have the habit of planning their weekends too. They stick to making a list of things that need to be done and prioritize according to the requirement. One of the founding fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin had a well-planned schedule that many people follow even till date. He never failed at setting daily goals for himself, even on weekends.
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3. They stay active.
Staying active is a rule that needs to be followed every day. It’s not just meant for weekdays; it applies equally to weekends as well. Vogue Editor Anna Wintour lists playing tennis on a regular basis as one of the primary reason for her success and fitness. No matter how tied up she is, she ensures to make time for tennis even on weekends.
4. They make time for their hobbies.
No matter how busy they are, they make time for their hobbies. The American Business Magnate, Warren Buffet loves reading and spends almost 80% of his day doing that. According to him, that’s how knowledge builds up. Many successful people often play golf on weekends. It proves to be the best way of combining their hobby with business as they get to interact with other businessmen and build connections.
5. They isolate themselves from the outer world (at least for some time).
Just because they like to wake up on time and stay active doesn’t mean that they don’t take some time off everything. There are times when they completely unplug themselves from the world of business, calls and other work related things. The famous American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, loves spending time at home, relaxing with her dogs.
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6. They give it back to the society.
Most successful people spend ample amount of their time giving it back to the society. Richard Branson was once quoted saying,“it is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas.” Even Bill Gates who also runs the largest philanthropic organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes in working towards better health services and making a change in the world.
7. They plan ahead for the coming week.
Planning ahead of time is a peculiar trait of successful people and possibly one of the reasons they are so successful. Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, always plans his entire week ahead of time. He says, “The way I found that works for me is I theme my days. On Monday, at both companies, I focus on management and running the company…Tuesday is focused on product. Wednesday is focused on marketing and communications and growth. Thursday is focused on developers and partnerships. Friday is focused on the company and the culture and recruiting. Saturday I take off, I hike. Sunday is reflection, feedback, strategy, and getting ready for the week.”
8. They take time out to think deeply.
Spencer Rascoff, the co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO at Zillow, takes weekends off to think deeply. He says, “My weekends are an important time to unplug from the day-to-day and get a chance to think more deeply about my company and my industry. Even when I’m technically not working, I’m always processing in the background and thinking about the company. Weekends are a great chance to reflect and be more introspective about bigger issues.”