I’m a big fan of daily routines.
- Wake up
- Look at goals
- Drink a shake
- Wind down
That’s my basic weekday at a glance. But not on Saturday.
Saturday is a different day. (Sunday too, but let’s just talk about Saturday for now.) Saturday is slower. You can still be productive, but at a different pace. You can still work, but not furiously.
Saturday is about recharging. Take a longer workout. Read at the beach or park.
Saturday is about family. Going to the kids’ games… and enjoy it. Don’t be on your phone. It’s Saturday. The world will keep spinning without your constant attention.
Saturday is for chores. Setting an example for the kids. Even if you’re like me and hate household projects, do something. Something simple, small, that just says you care. (Then hire the rest out.)
Saturday is its own day. Let’s treat it as such. When I think I should get ahead in the world by working a 10-hour Saturday, I’m being anxious, not strategic. Instead, I’ll work for a few hours, then embrace the day for what it is—a Saturday.