We’ve noticed how much more we’re able to accomplish when we prioritize reasonable working hours and adequate rest around the Lakeside, Inc. office, and a recent study done at Stanford explains why. Researchers found that once a person started working more than 50 hours a week, their productivity lessened. After 55 hours people did not accomplish significantly more than those who limited themselves to working 55 hours or less.
This makes a fun and relaxing weekend more than just something to look forward to; it’s vital for being effective throughout the week. Here are some Lakeside, Inc. ideas that help us make the most of Saturday and Sunday:
- Turn Off Devices: When we stay digitally engaged with our work over the weekend, we never mentally leave the office.
- Space Chores Out During the Week: Too often, Saturday and Sunday turn into laundry and errand days. With a little planning, it’s possible to get most of these items done on weekdays and rest on the weekends.
- Exercise: The key to a successful exercise program is finding an activity you look forward to doing. If we have a hard time committing to a workout, we look for a class to join with some friends.
- Keep a Weekend Journal: By considering what went well, and what could have gone better, we prepare ourselves for whatever the coming week has to offer.