What the Perfect Sunday Looks Like
When closing their eyes and imagining what a perfect Sunday looks like, some may think of sleeping in, going out for brunch, and then relaxing in front of some great movies. Unfortunately though, some individuals like entrepreneurs rarely take up such activities as they are either striving to complete a deadline or they are just not capable of sitting there and do nothing fruitful. According to Inc., it is still possible for these people to set work aside for the day and have a productive Sunday by engaging in six activities that render them more productive, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the upcoming week.
1. Spend time alone: Although you should definitely spend some quality time with your family, it is worthy to also spend some time by yourself. As reported on the Huffington Post this can increase creativity, make you work harder and allow you to meet new people as you are taking on activities on your own.
2. Pursue your passions: Our hobbies have the power to recharge our batteries and rejuvenate our spirits. Whether it be listening to music, reading, or dancing, you should spend your free days doing activities that let you release the tension built up during the week and why not, even get creative.
3. Exercise: It is widely known that physical activity has endless positive impacts on our bodies and psychological wellness, but at the same time it is very hard to find time for a workout during the week. For this reason, putting aside some time for physical activities during the weekend is always a good idea. There is no activity that is necessarily better than another so choose something that you enjoy, boosts your spirit or that can be played in the company of some friends like soccer, basketball or skiing.
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4. Socialize and network at community events: Nobody wants to and shouldn't spend the entire weekend on their own. Local community events are a good way to spend some time with your children and a good opportunity to make new acquaintances or network. There are a multitude of community events one can participate in like a county or school fair, a 5K run, a fundraiser or an art festival. All such initiatives are typically supported by prominent community members, which you can meet by simply participating or helping with the organization.
5. Do some "housekeeping": There are many types of maintenance one can think of like cleaning up the office, fixing the car or tiding up the home or garden. It could also be cleaning out the desktop, inbox or social media accounts. No matter what meaning maintenance has to you, Sunday is a good day for an individual to catch-up on the "housekeeping" chores that have been put aside throughout the week.
6. Plan the week ahead: When you have free time on Sunday and feel like it, take some time to program the upcoming week. Activities could include planning meetings, calls, deadlines, and personal items like your grocery shopping. By getting ahead with your calendar you allow yourself some time to focus on the most important matters you need to consider. You will surely be able to see the picture more clearly during a quiet Sunday than when your hectic weekly routine kicks in.