After gaining a lot of momentum from Monday to Wednesday, Thursday is my most productive day of the week. On Fridays, I usually slow down and get ready for the weekend! Then, I lose all my momentum and struggle to build it again on Mondays.
That's why we should keep doing on weekends what we usually do on weekdays. And for me, that includes waking up early! Success is all about momentum.
"I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.'
Robert Iger (Get Up Early): This Disney CEO is not the only executive claiming to rise at 4:30 every morning. Successful people do not stay in bed until 2 p.m. on a Sunday. Or even 11 a.m. Research shows that our brains are sharpest two and a half to four hours after waking. Get up early on a weekend and you’ve got a head start on the rest of the world.
Benjamin Franklin (Have a plan): Apparently, this founding father asked himself every morning, “What good shall I do today?” Successful people know the importance of even daily goals — the weekends are no exception. Sure, they can be a time for (planned and purposeful) rejuvenation, but you don’t have to be President to know that general slacking off is not an option.
Randi Zuckerberg (Forget FOMO, Embrace JOMO): We’ve all done it — posted a tastefully filtered snap of our weekend antics or checked in on social media to elicit “likes” and envy from our friends/followers (#bragging). Enter, the era of FOMO (fear of missing out). On weekends, we’re even more prone to FOMO. But the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and, you guessed it, the sister to Facebook’s creator) says people should be focusing on JOMO (the joy of missing out) — the mantra that “there is nowhere I’d rather be than exactly where I am.” Successful people are often competitive, high achievers by nature — practicing an attitude of gratitude and resisting social-media-induced FOMO is key for a happy weekend. And isn’t happiness the real marker of success?"
Article: 12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People by Emma Rushton