Choosing to Work on the Weekends
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to take the quiet solitude of the weekends to dig in and do focused work.
There’s something about that time that feels almost like a gift.
I’ve got a handful of guests coming to visit me in Costa Rica in the next few months so I’m consciously choosing to work on the weekends.
Considering I have a newsletter called #FtheHUSTLE, it might seem a little contrary that I work so much… but it’s all a conscious choice. It’s also an easier choice to make now that my kids are grown and on their own.
If like me you choose to work on the weekends, here are 5 ways to reframe that choice so it works to your advantage (and everyone else in your life).
It’s a Conscious Choice:
It’s hard to beat yourself up or go into judgment when you’re making a conscious decision to do something.
I recently made a big investment in a program for my business. I’m head down in the thick of the work (i.e., pre-launch) and find my ego popping up with comments about the money I’m spending. However, those thoughts leave as quickly as they come in because of how I made this decision.
My Work Fuels Me:
I love what I do.
I’ve always loved my business, but as it’s evolved over 14 years I finally feel like I’ve found my sweet spot. Going deeper and focusing on mastery is fun. I will forever be a perpetual student of the work.
Whatever I do feels like a win.
Because I don’t “have” to be working, I don’t feel the pull to do anything other than what’s right in front of me. I allow myself the freedom to get lost reading content I’ve saved from the week, writing from an inspired place, or finishing a project that is taking longer than expected.
I like taking time off during the week:
The biggest “why” for me with my business is freedom.
I have a solid routine and great habits around work. I know when I’m most creative, which days I won’t schedule calls (Monday & Friday), and when I need to nap. Time freedom is about what works for ME.
Giving myself some grace.
As much as I like working weekends, I also like NOT working weekends. I know that after working through a weekend that by the time Monday rolls around I may be less productive and need rest.
So I take it. And I don’t judge myself for it.
If you love what you do, do it in whatever way works for you.
Find the balance where you can and trust the process.
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