Successful people tend to wake up with a purpose (which can very well be just to enjoy getting up, having their morning coffee/tea/juice, and getting a head start on whatever activity they have planned).
Successful people know that there's more to weekends than zoning out in front of a television in your pajamas all day — which is why they make the most of their downtime with activities that allow them to relax, have fun,
Running from one commitment to another isn't a sign of success — it's exhausting. High achievers know the difference between being busy and happy and are realistic when gauging their goals and the time allotted on a weekend.
Is there anything worse than working all week only to have a ton of unopened mail to tend to in a messy house on Saturday morning? Instead of pushing all your tasks to your only days off, assign them on a day during the week.
Treating every weekend as spring break is only going to make you feel like garbage and steal away days that could be spent doing things that are positive and productive.
They have bigger plans, bigger dreams, and much bigger priorities than pushing themselves to get dressed and go to a club they've been to a dozen other times, in order to make sure no one else is having more fun than they would be watching a movie and relaxing on a Saturday night.
A walk along the river, a bike ride to a neighboring town, a gym visit, or a run through a park — successful people know that staying healthy is their responsibility and appreciate the release of mind-clearing (and mood-boosting) chemicals that are released through exercise.
Being so connected to email, social networks, friends, and colleagues is often a good thing during the week, but when we can't step away on our days off, we force our minds to work overtime even when our body is out of the office.
If you're looking at Sunday as "the day before the work week," you've got it wrong. Doing this cuts your weekend in half; no wonder you feel stressed and exhausted come Friday!
Whether you ask your partner to watch the baby while you go and get a massage, slip away into a hot bath, go for a long drive and listen to your favorite music, or simply take a walk, it's essential to remember that you're an individual worth taking time out for.