When it comes to hustling and making moves, it requires working the weekend sometimes. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, moving up in your career, building a side hustle, etc, it takes time and work, and weekends quickly become an extension of the week, am I right?
I used to be a total workaholic. This isn’t a bad thing at all - I LOVE what I do and working is fun for me, so it’s easy to work the weekend. The trouble comes when trying to achieve balance in life — once you start to build a social life, a relationship, a family, ‘me’ time, and other ‘life’ things into the equation.
So, I created a special “boundary” in my life — I do not work…I repeat, I do NOT work, at least one completely full day of the weekend. And I mean NO work. No errands, no emails, no metrics, NADA. Work does not exist to me for at least one full weekend day. Additionally, no house work, no to do lists, no color coding, no alarms, no laundry. I mean it — NADA.
What do I do? I spend quality time with my husband and family, I make plans with friends, I go to fun workout classes, go out to dinner, go on adventures, you name it. All normal weekend things, but the entire day is sacred and free from any type of work whatsoever. No checking emails while waiting for a table, no quick phone meeting on the way to yoga, no scrolling metrics while watching TV. I actually also put my phone on Do Not Disturb for most of the day if I can (exception: waiting on personal texts regarding said fun activities of the day!). This brings me into the new week completely refreshed, and gives me time to truly connect with loved ones with work far away from my brain.
Okay, okay, but what about the other weekend day? This is up to you. If things are slow and I feel like I can draw this fun out for two days, absolutely go for it. Typically, that’s not always possible. So, one day works for me, and the other is about 1/3 personal errands and to dos (laundry, meal prep, Target runs), 1/3 side hustle time, and 1/3 fun personal time (I typically save my self-care for this day, so this time is spend reading or doing something else I enjoy to relax).
Try it out this weekend — you and your business will survive, and maybe even come out and thrive from it!