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5 Things To Do On The Weekend That Will Make You More Productive

Weekends are a great time to unwind. You can also do something productive. Spend your time not watching TV and drinking beer. Instead, prepare for next week by taking a few minutes.

Get rid of clutter in your inbox

Get a head start for your week and make sure you have time to clear your inbox.

According to Glassdoor, Elon Musk, the billionaire Tesla CEO, takes 30 minutes each morning to deal with what he calls his “critical emails.” To stay productive throughout the day, the billionaire recommends prioritizing.

Musk stated, “You need to see the signal that stands out from the noise and not waste your time on things that don’t work.”

If you find cleaning out your inbox a chore, follow the advice of Leigh Stringer, an occupational psychologist who attempts to minimize future disruptions by writing shorter, more concise emails.

Stringer told CNBC Make It that if it’s an open-ended, complex, or deep question that needs a thread, it’s worth calling Stringer. We may believe that email communication is quicker. This can be very time-consuming.

Start a bullet journal

Bullet journaling has become a hugely popular method for keeping track of your tasks. You can see over one million bullet journal posts on Instagram @bulletjournal. It’s an excellent way to get organized and set yourself up for success.

Ryder Carroll, the creator of the bullet diary, describes a jounal bullet as an “analog system” that “keeps track of the past and organizes the present to plan for the future.” Ryder Carroll explains this in a video tutorial posted on the official website. You can make your own agenda using blank pages. This is in contrast to the diaries you buy in stores that have been organized for months and days. The website states that it can be your to-do lists, sketchbook, notebook, or journal. But most likely, it will all be together.

Watch video tutorials, use pens and notebooks to make a bullet journal, or spend the day reading. This could be your secret weapon to success.

The bullet journal method allows you to organize your thoughts in a meaningful, consistent manner.

Carroll mentions CNBC Maket It. “I feel this is something we could all benefit from a lot more.

Include exercise in your daily routine

A belief that many successful CEOs blindly follow? It’s a simple exercise.

Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Group, says he wakes up at 5 AM every morning to get some exercise in.

Branson writes on a blog, “Getting up in the morning and putting in that effort gives you time to get everything under control”

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, emphasizes the importance of exercise. He says, “doing it well requires energy” and notes that you have more energy if you are in good shape.

Zuckerberg gave an overview of his exercise routine in a Q&A session on Facebook in 2015. “I exercise at least three times a week. It’s often the first thing that I do when I get up in the morning. I try to take my dog for a run every day, which is a great way to make me laugh because I often see lots of fur running.

You can take a day off to go to the gym, exercise in the park or to attend a class. It is also a great way to mentally and physically prepare yourself for next week.

Make the next week’s dinner

Not only is it a way to maximize productivity at meal times but it can also help you save money.

Instead of spending money on food for the week, you can use your day off and prepare a few meals for the week.

Get out of jail

Remember to pamper yourself on your day off. You can make your week more productive by starting or ending the day with a bit of stress. You can take some time to relax, such as taking a bath, reading a book or going for a walk.

Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, stresses in a blog post that it is important to “not organize anything on your agenda.”

Weinter suggests that you spend your free time thinking about your ambitions, reading the latest economic news, taking a walk, or catching up on email. No matter what you do or how much you earn, you must make time for yourself every day. Don’t let any unscheduled moments go by. The best investment you can make in your self is time. It’s the only tool I use to be productive.

Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and other successful leaders rely on meditation. Studies have shown that meditation can help relieve psychological stressors like anxiety, depression and pain.

Winfrey wrote on a blog that “the outside world is constantly trying convince us that we’re not enough.” You must resist the temptation. No matter what form of meditation you choose, meditation helps you to resist the temptation.

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