What are YOU doing with your weekend? Are you doing something every day that your future self will thank you for? We all get the same 24 hours in a day. You can’t spend Monday through Friday working on your own goals and side hustle and when the weekend comes along, everything flies out of the window. This my friend, is how you don’t win. Now I’m not saying don’t have fun, I’m saying that if you want something that bad, you need to work towards it almost every single day. Yes, this includes the weekend.
This weekend, I fell off track. I had too much fun on Friday night that ultimately left me in bed, hungover on Saturday. I didn’t look at my emails, social media, or phone once. Instead I slept, I slept all day in hopes to sleep off my hangover, but also in hopes to forget about all responsibilities.
After wasting my entire Saturday (knowing damn well I had a bunch of shit to do), I immediately fell into a dark hole. I became anxious and depressed that I literally WASTED an entire day for ONE NIGHT of fun. Was that one night worth it? Obviously not, because I don’t really remember…yikes. So this is ME telling YOU that you need to prioritize what is important to you.
Here are my tips on how to stay on track during the weekend, because you get 48+ hours (hopefully) to work on your side hustle, try to make it count.
- Make a plan. You should write down everything that you need to accomplish. I like to add times so that it is an actual schedule that I try to follow. You become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams simply by writing them down. But keep in mind that these should be realistic daily activities, you can write down your goal to save the world from hunger elsewhere.
- Have fun, but don’t over do it. You can go out and have a drink or two, but know your limits ultimately. Think about it this way, you spent $30 on alcohol and $10 on Uber on Friday, that $40 could have been re-invested into your side hustle. Maybe try a movie night with your BFF next time, along with a bottle of 2-buck-chuck wine. Spending $2 versus $40 and a hangover sounds a lot better if you ask me..
- Celebrate the small successes. You may not accomplish everything that you wanted to this weekend, and that’s okay. It’s important to understand where you may have fucked up and learn from it. But it is also important to be happy for what you did accomplish. For this example of my weekend, I told myself I needed to get furniture for my new apartment and I did! Go me!
- Practice self care. I beat myself up for wasting my Saturday. But I got to reflect on my behavior and mistakes. I realized what I did wrong, and what I shouldn’t do in the future. After beating myself up about it, I realized that this self pity was getting me nowhere and I needed to take care of myself in order to rise from this minor set back. I then went to the gym and took a nice bath. Maybe I needed this weekend to rejuvenate, tomorrow is Monday and a start of a new week, carpe fuckin diem.
You’re probably like, “well why should I listen to some chick that obviously doesn’t have her priorities straight herself?” Because Susan, I’m human.
How do you stay focused every day? What are your goals and plans? I’d love to hear.