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Things Successful People Do on the Weekend

Have you ever wondered what successful people do on the weekend? Even the most successful people in the world are only human at the end of the day. How they manage their free time might give the rest of us a little insight into how successful minds work. Here's what these people do on the weekend.

1. They put their phone down Even if it's just for a few hours, most of the most successful and wealthiest people take time off from their work lives. While their reasoning may be slightly different from ours, this is a must for all of us. If you turn off your cell phone for 24 hours, you'll be more present and enjoy the activities you do on the weekend more. So put your phone down.

2. They don't get lazy
Sometimes, after an extremely busy and overwhelming work week, the urge to lie on the couch and stay there until Sunday evening can be tempting. This is a bad idea, as it can lead to a feeling of apathy and depression, leaving you back at work Monday in a bad mood. There's nothing wrong with a little extra rest on the weekends, but make sure you also do some stimulating activities like going to a concert, having lunch with friends or having a barbecue in the backyard.

3. Connecting them with family Even our kids are now tethered to some digital device 24/7. It's not life support, so learn to disconnect them and how to stay engaged with life. It is an important skill that is no longer taught. Reconnect your children with the world and with you.

4. They do nothing about the household Using the weekend to clean and do laundry discourages the relaxation you need to thrive Monday through Friday. Instead, the most successful people are good at managing their time during the week, allowing them to do chores in smaller chunks on weekdays. This frees up the whole weekend for fun.

5. They are not afraid of Monday
Many people think:“It's Sunday; the weekend is almost over!” This kind of thinking puts you in a negative mindset and can ruin a potentially fun afternoon and evening. Instead of worrying about what's coming on Monday, enjoy the rest of your free time by staying relaxed and focused on friends and family.

6. Successful people rarely work on weekends
While this isn't a hard and fast rule, there are more and more success stories from people who know how to balance their time wisely. Recharging your batteries on the weekend is critical to your ability to make good decisions during the week. If picking up your cell phone (even if you turn it off) inappropriately tempts you to check your work email, just leave it at home while you enjoy life. Make it clear that you are not available during the weekend and that you are busy relaxing and recharging.