Good weekends make good weeks

As we near the weekend, I have one objective in mind – ensure this weekend is an excellent weekend. Last weekend was not. I had a lot to do and it’s showed in my week – it hasn’t been the best.

I think good weekends are critical to having good weeks and I think it’s worth taking the time to think about how you define a good weekend. My typical good weekend involves complete unwind on 2 evenings (typically Friday and Saturday), alarm-less sleep, work on various projects between 1 to 1.5 days, and play. And, overall, around 1.5 days of introversion to make it the dream introvert’s weekend in my case.

This is one of the reasons I’m not a fan of traveling on weekends when in a different country on a work project/trip – the cost of doing so becomes apparent during the work week. That moment when I complete my plan for the week early on Sunday evening, and get all set for a relaxed dinner and bed, is when I know that an excellent week will follow.

Intentional weekends matter. I plan to make the most of this one. There’s only going to be 50 more of these in 2014 and I look forward to making as many of them count.

As a commenter and friend reminded me the other day, the weeks are long.. but the years are short.