Maximize those two precious days and walk into work refreshed on Monday.
MAINTAIN YOUR SLEEP SCHEDULE
If you normally wake up at 5:30, go for a run, and eat breakfast Monday through Friday, then do the same thing on Saturday and Sunday. Even if you take a day off from running, getting up at the same time every day ensures that your body is getting the rest it needs without sleeping too much (or too little) on the weekends.
Sure, weekends are a time to slow down a little, but the worst way to spend a weekend is to waste it trying to figure out what you want to do. Spend some time earlier in the week or on Saturday morning listing both the tasks you want to cross off and the fun things you want to make time for.
SET ASIDE SOME “ME” TIME
Your mind can’t be working full-tilt 24/7, so make time on the weekends to clear your thoughts to get ready for the week. Adding entertainment to the weekend is a great way to relax and take your mind off of work.
PREPARE FOR MONDAY
Set aside some time for yourself to check in on your schedule for the week ahead so that you know exactly what needs to be done first thing Monday morning. Make a list of events, meetings or important things you need to do to keep momentum toward your goals.