5 Proven Tactics to Having a Productive Weekend

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Do you wish to have a more productive weekend?

Weekends are precious.

Usually, we unwind from the weekly grind during the weekends.

Sometimes we take a break to do the things we love with people we love.

While 48 hours may seem hardly consequential.

But cumulatively, weekends take up three and a half months of our year.

That is more than enough time to pick up a skill.

What we do and how we manage our time during the weekend might just be the key to gearing your life up for success.

If you’re intent on changing your lifestyle. And wish to make use of your time during the weekend then this article is for you.

We give you five proven tactics that ensure your productivity. You can now be productive not just the weekend, but well into your workweek too.

1. Plan and prioritise what’s important

Productivity starts with proper planning.

It may not seem revolutionary.

However, a little plan helps you identify all your essential tasks for the two days.

Your list should include meetings with others. This way, you can recognise blocks of free time for other activities.

Planning and prioritising are valuable skills for the workplace too. Therefore, doing so for your weekend may help you in honing your soft skills.

2. Stay active and make time for hobbies

The weekend is not just your well-deserved break from a week at work.

It’s also the best time to get in touch with your fun side.

Also, do the things you love.

Don’t wait anymore.

If you’ve always wanted to pick up an instrument, finish reading that book, or be healthier, just do it.

So, start the weekend and follow through.

You never know, your hobbies might just change your life.

3. Single-tasking vs multi-tasking

The best way to finish a project is to give your full, undivided attention.

See to its completion.

Multi-tasking might save you a little time.

However, it will rarely result in your best work.

Take it from science where research has shown that multitasking makes you less productive and might even lower your IQ.

Focusing on a single task is also less taxing on your brain.

You often get better results, even better satisfaction, when you check it off items on your to-do list.

You should do the same in the office.

Don’t multitask and you will see your productivity increase at work too.

4. Reflect and give back

If you have nothing do during the weekend, you can try meditating.

It is a great way to connect with yourself on a deeper level.

Detach yourself from the hustle and bustle of your workweek.

It will help you in managing stress and clearing your mind.

So, take this chance to reflect.

Likewise, you’ll gain insights on how you spend your time. What’s more, you may even find the inspiration to do something great like volunteering.

Many organisations gladly welcome your time and effort—e.g. Willing Hearts, the SPCA or your local community centre.

Volunteering your time will not only make your world a better place but, also make you a better person inside and out.

5. Maintain the momentum

Lastly and most importantly, remember to practice these habits consistently.

You won’t have much progress if you just do these only a weekend or two.

Don’t wait till Monday comes to realise that you’ve wasted your weekend away.

Start following these tips, and you will be making every moment count before you know it.

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Amos Tay

Amos Tay

Amos Tay is the Senior Partner of Hatch Asia. He is a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrength Coach and lead our executive search, coaching and expand our partnership development across the region.

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