Building your own business can be an absorbing task that takes up all your time. However, it’s important to know how to disconnect so that your brain can recover energy and continue to perform at its best at work.

Entrepreneurs must learn to carry out that process, especially taking advantage of the weekend to do so, as the magazine Forbes points out. “Weekends are the secret weapon of entrepreneurs,” declares Laura Vanderkam, who has written ‘What Successful People Do on the Weekend’. “You have to use the weekends to unwind and arrive at Monday full of energy,” she insists.

In the prestigious magazine they outline a plan of action for the weekends, based on various interviews with successful entrepreneurs about the entrepreneurial activities they do (or try to do) on the weekends. The 14 main ones they do are as follows.

They are as follows.

1. Time with family and friends

Time with family and friends

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This activity is very important, especially for entrepreneurs who do not spend much time with their loved ones throughout the week, so young entrepreneurs can emerge, but most importantly, they strengthen ties with the family.

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2. Exercise

Mens sana in corpore sano. Exercising is basic for everyone. If you spend the whole week working, you have to try to take advantage during the weekend to exercise your body. In addition, physical activity helps us to clear our minds and fill them with new ideas. In addition, it can be used to establish new relationships.

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3. Develop a passion

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Painting, writing, singing, dancing, composing, etc. Developing a passion for some kind of activity helps you escape, and above all serves to achieve balance in life, as Marscha Egan, coaching 

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4. Travel

Going on vacation during the weekend is an important respite from work, especially after an intense week, and allows a break from routine.

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5. Disconnect

It is important to break away from email, cell phone, etc. for a period of time. Saturday and Sunday may be a good time to do this, even if it is not for the whole day.

Saturday and Sunday may be a good time to do this, even if it is not for the whole day.

6. Volunteering

Helping others is an activity that helps to achieve balance in life. It helps us to disconnect but also to feel fulfilled. You can carry out an activity that you like to collaborate with non-profit organizations. One such activity that is very successful among great entrepreneurs is fundraising, which allows you to meet other people and develop your philanthropic role.

Fundraising is a great way for you to meet other people and develop your philanthropic role.

Fundraising is a great way to help others.

7. Avoid housework

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Although if you work throughout the week the only time you have free to carry out household chores is the weekend, you should try to do it as quickly as possible (you can set aside a specific time every weekend), and then banish it from your mind the rest of the rest of the days off.

8. Plan for the medium and long term

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Planning makes people more effective. If you arrive at work on Monday with everything planned, you will gain a lot of time. That’s why successful people use the weekends to plan their medium- and long-term goals (even a year ahead).

Plan for the medium and long term

9. Socialize

There are many studies that show that, as social creatures, people need to spend time with other people to achieve happiness. “Socializing is very close to sex in terms of basic needs to achieve happiness,” Vanderkam points out. It includes both going out with family, or with friends, and participating in the community.

10. Leisure activities

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These activities are especially important for people who spend the whole week cooped up in an office. People go for gardening, crafts, games, sports, cooking, or cultural activities such as concerts or opera.

People who spend the whole week cooped up in an office.

11. Meet people

The networking is a way of life, so wherever they go, successful entrepreneurs try to weave relationships and meet new people.

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12. Reflect

People who achieve success need to take some time to appreciate what they have accomplished, their happiness and their successes. Weekends are good times to do that kind of reflecting.

Weekends are good times to do that kind of reflecting.

13. Meditate

There are numerous classes and courses that teach and help you to meditate, which helps you to clear your mind and cope more calmly with stressful situations.

14. Recharge energy

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In today’s competitive world, it is necessary to have your batteries charged to face the day to day. Successful people are able to do a lot of things, and it’s because of that energy.

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