Found this great little snip-it written by Sascha Zuger and published in Self Magazine about managing your weekends to make sure you still have enough “you” time.
Weekends that work
The end of summer doesn’t have to snuff out fun. In fact, taking a real break helps your productivity the following week, according to a recent study in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Enjoy every minute of your next 48 hours!
Divide and conquer. To Avoid joyless chores on the weekend, be strategic during the week. List tasks by location, suggests Laurie Gay, a life coach in New York City. “Maybe the cleaner is across the street from the drugstore and salon. You can knock out a chunk of to-do’s in one stop.”
Exit office mode. “At the start of the weekend, the stress of the week hangs on,” says Nina Smiley, Ph.D., coauthor of The Three Minute Mediator. Saturday A.M., take time to tense and relax your body parts, head to toes. Inhale as you tighten muscles. Say, “warm and heavy… warm and heavy” as you release and breathe out tension.
Have a getaway goal. Some mini-breaks can leave you more frazzled than you felt on Friday. To combat overbooking, set an aim for your sojourn- to feel healthier, to connect with your honey- and do only what supports it. “If your goal is to return rested, you want to skip karaoke night and try Thai massage. If your goal is to cut loose, karaoke may be just the ticket,” Gay says. “A successful weekend is as much about saying no as saying yes.”