Success isn’t necessarily about being rich or being the most rigid workaholic around. Success is defined by you, and in many cases, success comes from simply tweaking the things you already do and creating good habits. You may feel like it’s silly for successful people to not take a couple days off from their regimens every week, but consider doing these 8 things in your off days.
1. Wake up early.
Research shows that between two and four hours after waking, your brains are sharpest. Maintaining a healthy, consistent sleep schedule helps keep your mind sharp in the morning.
2. Plan it out.
Every day upon waking, Ben Franklin would ask himself, “What good shall I do today?” He knew it was important to think about what it was he was going to do in a day. Weekends are important too. They leave time to plan out the week.
3. Take one task at a time.
It’s tempting to make two critical mistakes over the weekend: not doing anything and doing entirely too many things. Know what you need to do, plan it out, and take each task on one at a time.
4. Keep active.
The weekend isn’t a time to be lazy. At least not every weekend. Get outside! Have some fun. Go for a hike. Shoot some hoops.
5. Have fun with your hobbies.
Your spare time doesn’t need to be dedicated completely to goals and work. Make some room for hobbies. Go for a bike ride or put together a puzzle.
6. Reflect on your week.
Take a little bit of time to reflect on the last week. Where did you succeed? Where did you fail? What can you do better?
Give back to your community a bit by taking some time to volunteer. Anne Frank said that no one has ever become poor from giving, and that includes you.
8. Don’t slow down.
If you’ve had an awesome week, keep that momentum going. Do awesome things that you love and be ready for the week ahead. If your last week wasn’t so awesome, reflect on your week and think about how much ass you’re going to kick come Monday.