Have you ever ruined a perfectly good weekend or holiday by having expectations that just would not, could not and didn’t get met? These expectations are of ourselves and others. We do it all the time.
So, let’s not do that anymore, okay?
1. Decide what you truly want out of the weekend.
2. Resist making an exhaustive wish list, instead, pinpoint one or two things you’re really after.
a. Be realistic and accept that not every project can be finished by sundown the last day before work or school resumes.
b. If you have a project to do and really want it done by the end of the weekend, plan it out ahead of time. Get everything you’ll need to accomplish the task. Plan your time. Remind or ask others if you want help.
c. Schedule uninterrupted time.
d. Stick to your plan.
ACTIVITIES and EVENTS
a. Again, be realistic.
b. Not everyone wants to do what you may want, or can’t. Plan ahead and invite, ask and tell others the plan and see if it works for them.
c. Is there drive time? Plan it in!
d. Is money involved? Plan it in.
a. Planning to do “nothing” still needs a plan! Plan out your schedule, food, phone or computer time, etc. so that you don’t waste minutes and hours of time and days by doing what you’d normally do, or futsing around feeling guilty!
b. Write it out! What does “nothing” look like to you? Identify it and then do it!
Whatever you plan to do this weekend or any weekend or holiday, get ahead of it and really enjoy it. No regrets next week!!