Running a Business

Overcoming the extended week – work during weekends

Are you among those who are constantly asked to work over the weekends to bring profitability in business? Does the thought of working on weekends depress you and make you feel miserable? We understand your pain.

The good news is that working on Saturday and Sunday is actually no different from working on any other day. It is just our attitude and psychology playing with us. Approaching weekend office in the right manner will help you increase productivity and be happy at work as well!

Try to take time off during the week

If you know that you’ll work over the weekend, you should prepare your body for the extended work session beforehand. Taking an extra hour or two off for a powernap during the week or even a day off is highly advisable. Otherwise, your brain and body will be overworked and you will soon see your efficiency crash. Continuous and long work hours have also been linked to depression and other diseases.

Make time for the family over the week

Being with family is the best way to reenergize and refresh. Weekend is generally family time and since you’ll work through those days, we advise you to make time for your loved ones during the week. They will really appreciate a mid-day meal or evening drinks.

Refrain yourself the night before

Friday night is party night but you don’t want to make that mistake if you have to work on Saturday. You will not just be sleepy but also cranky. It will not help bring profitability in business at all. You will simply end up wasting time and ruining your mood.

Arrange your work based on priority

The worst thing you could do to yourself is create clutter and not know where to start. If you have a pile of work, spend a few minutes to sort through it and to do the most important activity first. This will keep everything organized and things will go smoothly.

Give yourself a treat

You probably have weekend workers with you. How about going off to a nice place for lunch or may be a few drinks after work? That will cheer all of you up!

Change your perspective and your weekend work schedule will look much better.

Entrepreneurial Learning

Some of us have to work over the weekend and that can really be painful. However, to build a world class business or to be a part of one, this becomes inevitable at times. Fortunately, there are things you can do to enjoy weekend work!

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