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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

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Jacquelyn Smith summarizes what successful people do on weekends:

1. Make time for family and friends.

2. Exercise.

3. Pursue a passion.

4. Vacation.

5. Disconnect.

6. Volunteer.

7. Avoid chores.

8. Plan.

9. Socialize.

10. Gardening, crafts, games, sports, cooking, cultural activities.

11. Network.

12. Reflect.

13. Meditate.

14. Recharge.

Geez, how many hours in the weekend are there???

Yup, I'm in violation--using my days off to catch up... always seems to feel like if I try to get ahead for the next few weeks, things will slow down, but in reality they never do.. this is a really good baseball-bat style reminder. I'm going to take some time off today. 

Excellent! I will write you when the weekend is over... :)

Okay, but you just did. And you also caught me working while braising a brisket. Violation #2. 

It took me six months to catch you catching me, Dawn. So we're doing something right.

Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow says:

My weekends are an important time to unplug from the day-to-day and get a chance to think more deeply about my company and my industry. Even when I’m technically not working, I’m always processing in the background and thinking about the company. Weekends are a great chance to reflect and be more introspective about bigger issues.”

I think as people reconcile the differences between "work" and "life's work," the nature of leisure vs work time shift, and not so much in a negative way.  The people that love their work are constantly thinking about it, and it doesn't seem like work, but merely the road to achieving their vision.  It is a classic characteristic, for example of BM's INTP personality, that nirvana is found in the work that [we] are best suited for.

That's right. When we love what we do we don't want to take a break from it!

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