Fri 26 May 2017 11:05

Work & Weekend: How to Find a Balance for Success

Did you know that more than 70% of startup and small business owners work every weekend – at least one day. Sometimes you may feel too exhausted and overwhelmed, lose your motivation and ask yourself again and again: "Do I really need this?"

If to focus on this question when you are relaxed and feel good, you will answer: "Of course, I do! This is the business I've dreamed about many years. This is the work of my dream!" and haven't any doubt about it. But when you are tired, you have many doubts that significantly affect your productivity.

If you work too much, your family, friends, relatives may criticize you for being absent all the time, for lack of communication and attention. This may look like a snow ball that you can't destroy. The reason is – you don't have a balance. And you should find it if you want to stay efficient and reach your goals, and to keep good relationship with your dearest people. So where to get this balance?

Best Business Tips For Your Friday

You should structure your working week and your weekend the way that will help you to resolve all important tasks and to keep your body and mind in a comfortable and healthy condition. It is necessary, because if you feel bad or sick, you won't do your work properly – this is just a waste of time. The best time to relook your traditional week strategy and schedule is the second half of Friday. We mean – this is today!

When to work if you should work?

Sometimes you really should work on at least one day of your weekend. Especially in the case if you have another full time job, and can't pay all your attention to your new product, or if your business is young.  It is better to accept this – you are the owner, aren't you? So you understand WHY you are doing this and have a very good motivation. But no matter of your reasons it is necessary to find your priorities and structure your weekend work. You SHOULD have a rest, too! Better to prefer Saturday to work – you are still in the working flow after the week, your brain works in the same rhythm. Sunday must be your week day, when you are going to have a good rest. And the more you work on other days, the more important is to rest as well as you can. Plan this carefully!

How to Get Your Energy Back for Better Work

What you can do on Friday?

First – make a list of your results. Think about the goals you've achieved during the week, about the tasks you've resolved, about the people you've met. Find good and not so good results and write it down. What was the most powerful and efficient episode/day of this week? What was your best goal or task you've finished? Appreciate yourself for this. Think about some weak points – what problems haven't been solved, what part of time was definitely wasted for nothing, what people you avoided and what type of work you have postponed because of your procrastination. Read the list carefully, it will really help you to find out what to do next.

Plan your work-weekend-day

Yes, it may feel like you are too exhausted. But sometimes there are things that should be done at the weekend – so you have just to accept it and do. Plan your reward and stay tuned on it during your work – for example, you can plan a dinner with your friends or buy tickets to the night cinema with your wife. Now you should do your work and then you'll absolutely relax with your best people or on your own, it depends on your style and preferences.

Where to Find Inspiration for Work and Life

So, we recommend you to make a certain plan – write down every "to do" that you should perform on your working Saturday (or Sunday if you like it more). Find out and underline your priorities. Set time limits – it is highly recommended and will help you to stay focused and enthusiastic. Switch on the automatic responder in your emails and phones – nothing should distract you from your tasks. And don't put all the eggs in one basket. Distribute your tasks so that your Saturday won't be more difficult than working weekdays! It is better to make it shorter, even if it will be more intense. By the way, whether on usual workdays experts recommend to start with the most difficult part, in the working weekend it is better to begin with the easiest tasks to catch the flow – you will work faster and easier then.

Have a rest on Sunday

Try to do everything to have at least one full day to relax and have a rest. On Sunday evening you can make a small plan for your week or just Monday, to put some useful and necessary tasks into your schedule. But that's all! Have a good night sleep, drink more water, go outside (this is a must!), exercise – your body needs some recharge as well as your brain. Appoint meetings with your friends, dinner with your family – have a good time with people, not only with your work tasks or your clients. If you prefer to stay on your own, there are also many ideas: music, films, hobbies, pets etc. Find your own place of comfort and way to relax. And don't forget to use it, not just to plan.

Have a nice weekend!

© Assiomatica SA

Work & Weekend: How to Find a Balance for Success

Work & Weekend: How to Find a Balance for Success

Posted on 2017-May-26

If to focus on this question when you are relaxed and feel good, you will answer: "Of course, I do! This is the business I've dreamed about many years. This is the work of my dream!" and haven't any doubt about it. But when you are tired, you have many doubts that significantly affect your productivity.

If you work too much, your family, friends, relatives may criticize you for being absent all the time, for lack of communication and attention. This may look like a snow ball that you can't destroy. The reason is – you don't have a balance. And you should find it if you want to stay efficient and reach your goals, and to keep good relationship with your dearest people. So where to get this balance?

Best Business Tips For Your Friday

You should structure your working week and your weekend the way that will help you to resolve all important tasks and to keep your body and mind in a comfortable and healthy condition. It is necessary, because if you feel bad or sick, you won't do your work properly – this is just a waste of time. The best time to relook your traditional week strategy and schedule is the second half of Friday. We mean – this is today!

When to work if you should work?

Sometimes you really should work on at least one day of your weekend. Especially in the case if you have another full time job, and can't pay all your attention to your new product, or if your business is young.  It is better to accept this – you are the owner, aren't you? So you understand WHY you are doing this and have a very good motivation. But no matter of your reasons it is necessary to find your priorities and structure your weekend work. You SHOULD have a rest, too! Better to prefer Saturday to work – you are still in the working flow after the week, your brain works in the same rhythm. Sunday must be your week day, when you are going to have a good rest. And the more you work on other days, the more important is to rest as well as you can. Plan this carefully!

How to Get Your Energy Back for Better Work

What you can do on Friday?

First – make a list of your results. Think about the goals you've achieved during the week, about the tasks you've resolved, about the people you've met. Find good and not so good results and write it down. What was the most powerful and efficient episode/day of this week? What was your best goal or task you've finished? Appreciate yourself for this. Think about some weak points – what problems haven't been solved, what part of time was definitely wasted for nothing, what people you avoided and what type of work you have postponed because of your procrastination. Read the list carefully, it will really help you to find out what to do next.

Plan your work-weekend-day

Yes, it may feel like you are too exhausted. But sometimes there are things that should be done at the weekend – so you have just to accept it and do. Plan your reward and stay tuned on it during your work – for example, you can plan a dinner with your friends or buy tickets to the night cinema with your wife. Now you should do your work and then you'll absolutely relax with your best people or on your own, it depends on your style and preferences.

Where to Find Inspiration for Work and Life

So, we recommend you to make a certain plan – write down every "to do" that you should perform on your working Saturday (or Sunday if you like it more). Find out and underline your priorities. Set time limits – it is highly recommended and will help you to stay focused and enthusiastic. Switch on the automatic responder in your emails and phones – nothing should distract you from your tasks. And don't put all the eggs in one basket. Distribute your tasks so that your Saturday won't be more difficult than working weekdays! It is better to make it shorter, even if it will be more intense. By the way, whether on usual workdays experts recommend to start with the most difficult part, in the working weekend it is better to begin with the easiest tasks to catch the flow – you will work faster and easier then.

Have a rest on Sunday

Try to do everything to have at least one full day to relax and have a rest. On Sunday evening you can make a small plan for your week or just Monday, to put some useful and necessary tasks into your schedule. But that's all! Have a good night sleep, drink more water, go outside (this is a must!), exercise – your body needs some recharge as well as your brain. Appoint meetings with your friends, dinner with your family – have a good time with people, not only with your work tasks or your clients. If you prefer to stay on your own, there are also many ideas: music, films, hobbies, pets etc. Find your own place of comfort and way to relax. And don't forget to use it, not just to plan.

Have a nice weekend!

© Assiomatica SA