Slow Down, Relax, & Take it Easy

What happens when you don’t charge your phone? You turn down the screen brightness, try not to check your texts, and count down the moments until your phone shuts off altogether. As humans, just like your phone, when we’re not fully charged, we don’t perform as well.

Here are a few tips for how to spend your weekend in the right mode so you’ll be full of energy on Monday and be able to power through the week ahead.

Do Something You Enjoy

Life can get crazy. So crazy, in fact, that many of us no longer make time for hobbies, passions, and the things we enjoy. But, these activities are important for maintaining a positive outlook and a healthy work/life balance. Read a book. See a movie. Take your dog for hike. Play a round of golf. The idea is to do something for yourself that you don’t have time in your busy schedule to do during the week. A fun activity is also great way to distract yourself from whatever challenges you might be facing at work and allow your emotions to reboot so you’re better able to cope.

Get Some Sleep

During the week, your days start early and end late—meaning you miss out on precious sleep. Oftentimes, our bad moods and lack of motivation are direct results of our sleep schedules. Use your weekend to sleep in and catch up on some much-needed dreamtime. Think of it as preparation for Monday morning. After all, there’s nothing better than strolling into the office feeling well-rested!

Get Some Exercise

When you do finally wake up, take a walk outside, get some fresh air and get your blood circulating. Staying active is not only crucial for living a healthier, more well-rounded lifestyle, but also for boosting your mood. Standing behind the counter or sitting in your office all week can definitely cause you to feel sluggish and downright depressed—even if you don’t realize it.

Plan Ahead

There’s nothing more stressful than that Monday morning rush to open the door. Shelves need restocked, merchandise needs straightened, and numbers need to be tallied. It’s hardly the refreshed Monday feeling you were aiming for. To avoid that crazy Monday madness, put your weekend to work for you. We’re not saying go into work on Sunday, just take a few minutes to create to-do lists to keep you organized through the next few days.

Monday morning can have a huge impact on your attitude and approach to the rest of the workweek. So, you definitely want to enter the shop with a full charge to your battery and a completely refreshed attitude. But, that won’t happen if you don’t pay attention to how you’re spending your weekends.

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Print
Email

Recent Articles

Top Products of 2022

EZJ Legendary Stash Boxes By EZJ For the true aficionado with discriminating tastes and a penchant for the handcrafted comes the Legendary Stash Box series from the maker of the now-famous EZJ rolling machine. Each unit is handcrafted from oak and pinion, upcycled untreated pallets and exotic hardwoods such as teak mahogany and perlotta, intricately

Read More »

Retailers Guide to Establishing an Annual Budget

Creating an annual budget is crucial to running a successful and profitable retail business. A budget helps you set both short and long term business goals and enables smart decision-making to achieve those goals. You’ll also be in a better position to proactively manage your finances, setting you up for profitability, sustainability, and exponential growth.

Read More »

Retailer Holiday Planning: 5 Tips to Drive Holiday Sales

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest shopping season of the year. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers in the U.S. spent $886.7 billion during the 2021 holiday season — and the total is expected to be even higher in 2022 as consumer demand continues to rise. With Black Friday, Small Business

Read More »

Gearing Up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

How to Make the Most of the Year’s Biggest Spending Frenzy Even before Black Friday became the biggest shopping day of the year, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been a pivotal time for retailers. After all, the day after Thanksgiving signals the start of the Christmas shopping season. Eventually, retailers began offering

Read More »

How to Attract Holiday Shoppers with Gift Cards

With that in mind, we introduce you to our newest feature: You Asked, HQ Answered. And being that this is unofficially our holiday issue, we thought what better time to answer a few questions about gift cards.  Who doesn’t love gift cards? When you consider how hard it is to buy a present for friends

Read More »

Social Media

Most Recent

Are you 18 or older?