A balanced life is a life that is filled with all the joys you can obtain by striving for a balanced life. We all enjoy holiday weekends especially when we have 3 or 4 day weekends. This post will give you 5 suggestions on how you can maximize your time during these holiday weekends and make the most of your long weekend. Personal innovation is only a fraction of the overall successful life and enjoying time off is definitely a portion of personal innovation that I truly enjoy.
1: Get your work out of the Way: If you do not plan accordingly and bring home work during the holiday weekend, you will not fully enjoy the extra time off for you to recharge your batteries and get the rest you deserve. You work hard and an extra day off for a holiday weekend is a time when you should put down your work phone, turn off the work laptop and just relax and enjoy. Work will be waiting for you on Tuesday, I guarantee you that, but extra time off will not always come around so enjoy it when you have it. Close out your most crucial work related items by end of day Friday, then shut everything off and return back on Tuesday reenergized and ready to work.
2: Plan to spend time with Family & Friends: We consume our lives with work and our dreams and at times leave our family and friends lower on our list of priorities. During a nice long holiday weekend, make plans in advance with your family and friends to come over, have a bbq, have a picnic, do something together and dedicate your time and be fully there with them. Make memories and catch up with the ones that truly matters in your life.
3: Get Outside: Most people worked holed up in cubicles or inside an office building during the months leading to a holiday weekend. With an extra day or two, you can plan to go somewhere further than you would on a regular weekend. Take advantage of this and go camping, explore the world around you, go hiking, biking and stay active. Your spirit will be rejuvenated and you will really feel relaxed when you are in a setting that is surrounded by nature’s beauty.
4: Leave your worries behind: You will not fully enjoy your time off unless you give your mind some time off from the stress and worries that consumes your mind. Let things go and just enjoy the free time. If you consume your time with just worries, then you will not really move forward and be recharged when the long weekend has ended. You might risk burning out or feel unmotivated because your life is lacking balance. Even our brain needs a rest, so have some self control and just plan to think of relaxing thoughts and enjoy your time.
5: Enjoy your hobby: If you have a hobby that you love and usually don’t have time to commit to them, now is the time to really get into what you love and for more than just one full day. The holiday weekend is a time for you to spend with family and friends but also remember to make yourself happy and give yourself time to do the things you really enjoy.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!