How to have a productive weekend

What’s the first thing you think of when you wake up on the weekend? Is it “I can’t wait to get started on my work!” or is it “It’s so nice to sleep in,” or maybe even, “There’s nothing I want to do today”?

Evening or morning?

First and foremost, productivity tends to be lower in the evening than earlier in the day. If you are working on something complex, such as writing an article or creating a presentation for work/school, it may take longer than you’d like.

Where to start?

We’ve all been there. You had another long, tiring week at work and all you want to do is stay in bed and relax. Getting out of bed can be extremely difficult if you’re not motivated enough. This isn’t just annoying; it can also be depressing.

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If you constantly spend your weekends in bed, you might end up feeling that your life is going nowhere and the week ahead will seem even longer. But the good news is there are some things you can do to find motivation, even if you don’t feel like getting out of bed.

Do a small task if you have no motivation to get out of bed

Wake up and start with something small like washing the dishes or taking out the trash. As soon as you’ve completed one small task, you’ll get a sense of achievement and satisfaction that will motivate you to do more. Before long, these small achievements will add up and make you productive for the rest of the day.

Maybe an athletic fix

If you’re an early riser, go for a run first thing in the morning to wake yourself up. The fresh air will boost your energy levels and leave you feeling energized for the rest of the day.

Not everyone enjoys getting up early on the weekend. It can be really difficult to get yourself out of bed. It probably doesn’t help that you spent most of the week wishing it was Friday.

But if you manage to get out of bed and have a productive morning, your entire day will feel better. It will set you up for success and help you enjoy your free time later on.

The key is to have something important to do in the morning. If you don’t have anything compelling to do, it’s easy to waste time and fall behind on your goals.

Exercise is good for you

Go for a walk or run or work out at home – whatever exercise you need to do to stay healthy! This will get your blood pumping, clear the cobwebs from your head, wake you up and give you energy for the rest of the day.

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wal_172619 / Pixabay

So why don’t we do it? Why don’t we get out of bed and go do something productive on the weekend?

We all know that feeling. We all know how hard it can be to get out of bed when you have nothing planned but a lazy day in front of the TV or computer.

If it’s raining outside, try working out at home with some push-ups, sit ups and other bodyweight that can be done even without having expensive equipment at your home.

Are you accomplishing?

Having a productive weekend is one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish. It is an issue that plagues people all over the world. A quick Google search will yield thousands of articles, tips, and tricks on how to have a productive weekend. Unfortunately, many of these articles are geared towards the ideal person who has time for fun and leisure activities, yet still manages to get things done.

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mohamed_hassan / Pixabay

What is your excuse?

I have a lot of work to do but I can’t seem to get out of bed and get started.

I sit down to do something and immediately go back to bed.

I don’t feel motivated at all.

I have a deadline coming up and I haven’t even started.

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mohamed_hassan / Pixabay

Those are the common excuses we make every day to procrastinate. To make matters worse, everyone else seems busy and motivated, so you might feel worse about my lack of productivity.


The most common time to lose motivation is when you feel tired or bored. When we feel less energetic, our brain begins to slow down and it is harder for us to focus on tasks.

Do not let yourself get consumed by negative thoughts. This is especially important before bed as it can affect your sleep quality, making you even more tired the next day.

Try and get into a routine so that you can go to bed and wake up at roughly the same times every day. Like any muscle, your brain needs rest and recovery.

We are less motivated when we are stressed. So control your stressors and make up your mind to be more active as well as energetic during the weekend.

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