March 6, 2020
After a full week of working , we all look forward to the weekend.
Why do we look forward to the weekend? When we are in a work mode, we are in a state of heightened intensity. At a subconscious level, we crave a break from the intensity. We want to unwind and be ourselves. We want to relax.
Most plans for the weekend get set during the week. A game of golf with buddies, watching a movie with family, dinner out with friends, going out for a concert etc.
Weekends can also be very productive while being relaxing. I look to block chunks of time during the weekend for 4 types of activities or tasks..
Learn- Activities that will help me become wiser
- Reading Books
- Listening to podcasts
- Catching up with news.
Grow- Activities that are connected with my purpose
- Writing my Blog-post- every day not just during the weekend
- Planning for the next week
- Coaching/Mentoring conversations
Experience- Activities that make me joyful
- Attending concerts
- Weekend travelling
- Movie nights with family
- Eating out & maybe some cooking with my son
Connect- Activities that lead to connection
- Speaking with Parents/Siblings
- Connecting with friends
- Relaxing with family
- Making business connections
Most weekends, I try and slot activities on these 4 dimensions. It’s not that I was not doing any of these activities before. Its just that I do them mindfully now. I account for my time. I feel like I am more aware, more alive.