10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive

by - May 04, 2019

Are you always trying to be more productive on the weekend, and then on Monday, you realize that you weren't very productive at all? You want to relax, but you want to relax productively by doing something you really enjoy, instead of endlessly scrolling on social media, or watching hours of TV. Then when Monday rolls around, you feel unfulfilled because you wasted your entire weekend. Let's get out of this trap!

10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive


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So how do you be more productive on the weekend?

Today, I have a few tips for you to be more productive on the weekend and if you want to be more productive throughout the week, then you can read 8 Ways to be More Productive This Week.

Being productive over the weekend is super important because it is when you have a little bit of time off, to get your house back in order and your life running smoothly. Plus, it is a great time to relax productively, and if you are productive over the weekend, then you can have more time for yourself during the week as well. So it's a win-win situation either way!

If you aren't being productive over the weekend, you will feel tired and you will feel like your schedule is dragging you down and that your to-do list is a mile long... and that you never get anything done. Sound right?

So let's be more productive this weekend! Here are some actionable tips you can start using!

10 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Increase Your Productivity

1. Get Some Sleep

I had to include this as the first tip because if you don't get some sleep after having a hard week, how productive are you going to be on the weekend?

Yes. I don't think that you will be very productive if you don't get enough sleep. You especially need this tip if you have vigorous work hours and you do not get enough time to sleep during the week.

With that being said, you should try to stick to your usual wake-up time. If you have to go to bed earlier to get more sleep, so be it. No one can be very productive if they sleep in until 11:00 on the weekends. Your morning hours are precious so use them wisely!

Go to bed at an early hour on Friday night, so you can wake up at the same time you do on the weekdays. This way your internal clock won't have to readjust when Monday rolls around.


Besides, when you sleep in on the weekends, do you actually feel more rested? I usually feel just as tired if I sleep in more than I need to! 😂

10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive

2. Get Dressed

I know some people on the weekends like to relax and just stay in their pajamas all day, and maybe you can be productive if you stay in your pajamas, but how productive will you feel if you are in your pajamas?

How likely are you going to be to run the errands and finish your to-do list if you stay in your pajamas all day?

Not that productive. That is what I think so too. :)

This doesn't mean that you have to give up comfort. If you want, the weekends are the days where you can wear whatever comfy clothes you own. Just don't stay in your pajamas!

3. Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

Now I am not a health expert (not even close lol), but I think that if you skip breakfast, then you will feel tired during the rest of the day.

Get some energy in the morning by having a quick breakfast, even if that's just a smoothie or a bowl of berries with oats. Go for something healthy for extra bonus points!

4. Exercise

Exercising helps me to feel more productive and it is a great thing that you can do over the weekend if you don't have much time to exercise during the week.

Instead of sitting down on your couch and watching TV, you can get some energy, and feel better about yourself by doing a quick workout or going for a run.


And hey, if you are going to start on telling me about how you don't have enough time to exercise, even on the weekends, please do yourself a favor and click on the link above.

I currently get around seventeen to nineteen hours of exercise every week, and you can find more time to exercise too. Exercising is also a great mood booster!

5. Drink Some Water

If you don't drink water, then you will become dehydrated, so this tip goes along with number one about getting more sleep. How productive are you if you are tired?

Put yourself first on the weekends by taking care of yourself, and you'll be able to then get more done.

6. Plan for the Week Ahead

What better time to plan for the week ahead than on the weekend?

This is a productivity and planning blog, so I couldn't leave this one out. I like to plan my week on Sunday afternoon when I don't have much going on, and I'm starting to feel excited about the new week ahead, or in some cases dread, if I know I have a ton to do for the upcoming week.

I'm a big fan of bullet journaling because of the flexibility and creativity offered with the system, but you should find a planning system that works for you. If it works for you, then you should use it and it doesn't matter what system other people are using!


On the weekend, you can pull out your planning system, and write in your tasks for the week ahead, do some decorating, or create a new layout.

Planning for the week ahead is also a great way to relax too and find your creative side!

10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive

7. Meal Planning

I am sure that you want to be healthy during the week... (Me too!) but how are you going to be healthy, if you don't have much time to make your food, and if it takes you 30 minutes to figure out what you are going to eat.?

The great thing about meal planning is that you can do it while you have your planner or bullet journal out. You can knock off two of the things on this list at one time! What's not to love about that?

This might take a good chunk of time, but it is so worth it. You can find the recipes for each meal you are going to make, and then make a grocery shopping list of the items you don't have. If you have extra time, you can also do a little bit of meal prep.

8. Plan Your Outfits

If you never know what to wear, then try planning out your outfits on the weekend, so you don't have to make those horrible last-minute decisions, which lead you to just wearing a copy of the outfit you wore yesterday.

Then as a bonus, you can get out the clothing you are going to wear and fold each outfit individually so on weekdays, you already have all of the clothing you need in one place. You might have cubbies for each outfit or have dividers in one of your clothing drawers for each day of the week. It will take less time to get ready in the morning, so you will have more time to do what you want, or more time to sleep in. :)

It's your choice. You can also plan your outfits for the week when you are planning in your planner for the week. Batch those tasks together, so you can get more done!

9. Clean Your House

Some of us probably actually dread the weekend because it is the time when we have to clean our houses. Yeah, I don't blame you.

Who wants to spend their weekend running around cleaning, scrubbing, vacuuming, and picking up messes that you didn't make?

Did you raise your hand?

I am sure that you didn't. :)

If you need some help with this, then you can read 6 Reasons Why Your House Isn't Clean + What to do About it to figure out why your house isn't clean, even when you consistently clean. If you do a little clean-up every day, then you won't have as much to do over the weekend. It's something to think about.

10. Relax

This is probably actually one of the most important tips on this list. If you never relax on the weekend, then you will never get some time off to do the things that are most important to you and you will never catch up. 

Of course, relaxing is different from being just plain lazy, so make sure that you don't get stuck in the trap of only relaxing every single week and not finishing your to-do list.

So if you don't get a chance to do a bunch of the other things on this list, then at least try to take some time off to relax, so that you can start the week off on the right foot! :)

And just one last tip, try to use technology less over the weekend, so you can spend more time with the people you care about!

10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive


10 Things to do This Weekend to be More Productive

Let's recap, so you don't forget what you need to do this weekend to be more productive. 

Feel free to copy down the following 10 to-dos into your to-do list. This way, you will have these tips somewhere where you will actually remember to do them, and this post won't be one of those "inspiring articles" you save on Pinterest, but you never actually use the advice offered in the article.

  1. Get Some Sleep
  2. Get Dressed
  3. Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
  4. Exercise
  5. Drink Some Water
  6. Plan for the Week Ahead
  7. Meal Planning
  8. Plan Your Outfits
  9. Clean Your House
  10. Relax

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