This Labor Day weekend, make mindful decisions on how you spend it. You can spend you three day weekend productively like a CEO without breaking the budget. They know how important it is to take time to refuel and refresh for the week ahead.
Here are some ideas:
Work On Your Bucket List
Don’t already have one? Create one and check at least one off. Think about what YOU want to do during your life and work towards those goals! Your bucket list should include both long-term and short-term goals.
How to Make A Bucket List
Get Ready For The Workweek Ahead
A three day weekend is important to destress and take time off work. Plan ahead by taking time to go through documents and sort what needs to be deleted, sorted, re-named, and/or color-coded. Go through your to-do list and prioritize what needs to be done and what you can get rid of. Come into work prepared for the week ahead, rather than feeling overwhelmed.
"Most of what they do happens before they leave for a long weekend so that they are psychologically free to relax and enjoy it," a national workplace expert and author, Lynn Taylor explains.
Zen Your House
I recommend starting this project by silencing your phone and playing some relaxing music. A downtempo or ambient mix will work best for creating a upbeat, but tranquil environment. Light an incense or spray your favorite cleansing fragrance (eucalyptus spray is a great, cheap option).
Now, you are ready to zen out your house. Start by de-cluttering, adding plants, let the light in, play around with earthy, light colors, and remove an unnecessary decor. It'll boost your mood and make you more productive.
Catch Up On Sleep
If you aren’t getting enough snooze during the week, make sure to allow yourself to sleep in or sleep early.
Make A Playlist Of New Podcast
Podcast is a cheap, easy way to learn and promote self-development. Make a list of what you want to get better at or what you are working towards, and make different playlist with relating Podcast.
Feel like you need to getaway? Go camping! Camping is an inexpensive and fun way to get away from the hustle and bustle. Don’t have camping gear? Ask a friend!
The benefits of yoga is seemingly endless. It’ll improve your posture, recharge your body and mind, keeps your mind clear, boosts your mood, relaxes your system, promotes better sleep, improves your self-esteem, and so much more!
Find donation-based or free yoga classes in your area. If you’re Denver, RiNo Yoga Social is my go-to yoga studio for donation-based or free yoga classes.
Do What You’re Passionate About
Do you like to paint, read, rock climb, or bike? Unwind by doing what makes you happy. Or, learn a new hobby that can potentially turn into a passion.
Spend Time With Your Family and Friends
Most importantly, spend time with your family and friends. There is no better way to decompress and get your mind off work than sharing laughter with the ones you love!