Which one suits you best?
Do you use weekends as an opportunity to catch up, move ahead or recharge your batteries?
There is no wrong answer. However, if you are constantly playing catch-up, then you should reassess your ability to say no.
Knowing when and how to say no can help you focus on your priorities and do the things that will help you stand out in your career.
This is not a post to let someone know how they spend their time on the weekends. That’s 100% up to you. How you spend your days is (largely) up to you. However, this post asks you to take a moment to think about how you spend your time on the weekends.
If you need help when you say no, you might find help in my post. “How to say “no” like a pro”
Learning how to say NO like a pro will enable you to indulge in your passion project
As you continue, you will improve your time management skills and will be able to spend time pursuing your passion projects. This is a luxury to enjoy because you took the time to learn and master your craft.
Every day we wake up we have a choice.
Ask yourself … Is someone getting the best of you? (Also read the post)
My post asking the above question has a somewhat controversial element that says smart managers want it Get the best of you will encourage you to have a sideline. It can be anything. But it should be something that you are passionate about. Because when we immerse ourselves in our passions, we can think of creative ways to solve other problems. Not necessarily on purpose, but almost in the back of your mind.
Use your weekends however you want.
There is no wrong way to get ahead. It’s up to you and how you spend your 24 hours each and every day. Yes, there are times when you have obligations and responsibilities that are largely beyond your control. But you can register how much time, energy and effort you put into anything.
“If you want to do something, do it right.”
There is an old adage that says if you are going to do something to get it right. This applies to both your professional and your personal life.
How do you use your weekends? Use them to:
- Catching up?
- Get ahead?
- Charge and reflect?
Ultimately, how you spend your weekends is up to you. Choose wisely.