A study by John Pencavel, The Productivity of Working Hours, found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working any more. That’s right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours.
Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities; they use their weekends to create a better week ahead. This is easier said than done, so here’s some help.
According to How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done, the following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.
- They disconnect,.
- They minimize chores,
- They reflect,
- They exercise,
- They pursue a passion,
- They spend quality time with family,
- They schedule micro-adventures,
- They wake up at the same time,
- They designate mornings as “me time”,
- They prepare for the upcoming week.