Weekend To-Dos For A More Productive Workweek

weekend to-dos for a more productive workweek - click through for 7 tips!

I'm always looking for ways to be more productive, and to work smarter rather than harder. I've found that one of the best ways to do that is to utilize your weekend in an effective way. That doesn't mean to work all weekend, by the way, but just to be really intentional about how you spend your time so that you can wake up refreshed on Monday morning. Here are my top 7 tips for a great weekend that will lead to a more productive workweek.


  • SOCIALIZE
    Ideas: go shopping, get coffee, Sunday brunch, go for a walk, happy hour, church activities, go to the YMCA, volunteer
  • GET OUTSIDE
    Ideas: hiking, canoeing, gardening, go to an outdoor restaurant, hang out on the patio, swimming, biking, take pictures somewhere
  • WORK ON A HOBBY
    Ideas: gardening, crochet, sewing, weaving, find a pinterest project to do, make something with your hands, cook, bake, paint, draw, color, read a book
  • UNPLUG
    schedule one hour per day for Internet or social media, turn your phone off if you have to, focus on being present!
  • KEEP THE SAME SLEEP SCHEDULE
    schedule a cat nap in the afternoon if you want, but wake up and go to sleep at the same times as usual so that Monday morning isn't so bad.
  • REFLECT ON THE PREVIOUS WEEK
    what worked for you last week? what didn't work? what did you accomplish? what did you not accomplish? when did you feel productive? when did you struggle with productivity? use this info to help with the next tip...
  • PLAN FOR THE COMING WEEK
    get out the calendar, determine the top 3 things that need to get done next week, plan out when you will do each task, plan meals and groceries

What do you do during the weekend to help you recharge for the coming week? Let me know in the comments!