What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (a Penguin Special from Portfolio)

What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (a Penguin Special from Portfolio)

Many of us breathe a grateful TGIF when Friday rolls around, envisioning a weekend full of both productivity and refreshment. Yet too often our precious weekends seem to disappear, eaten up by unproductive work or leisure that fails to energize us. Monday morning comes too fast, finding us still unrested, with too much still undone.
Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, continuing her series on "What the Most Successful People Do," shows how we can take control of our weekends to get necessary R&R, while also using our downtime as a springboard to a productive week. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and talk show host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She reveals the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it's important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday night may be the most important part of any weekend. "What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend" is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek refreshed, renewed, and on track.

Title:What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (a Penguin Special from Portfolio)
ISBN:9781101620281
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    What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (a Penguin Special from Portfolio) Reviews

  • Russ

    Answer to the book's title: plan ahead. That's the key to weekend success. Now you don't have to read the book. ...

  • Stella

    Before I say anything about this e-booklet, I just want to say that I loved, loved 168 Hours. It was useful, well researched and it was more or less a newish concept. And I kept rereading bits and pie...

  • Julia Coney

    I learn so much from books by Laura Vanderkam. This smaller books are quick reads with a wealth of knowledge. I still refer to 168 Hours because it was the book that got me more organized. I will add ...

  • Elizabeth

    Laura Vanderkam's eBook, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off, has been released at a typical resolution-making time - the end of a year...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    3.5 StarsA quick read that reminded me of the importance of being purposeful with how to spend my weekends. I’m going to try to be more intentional about making plans every weekend… just not as ma...

  • Sarah

    Biggest takeaway- your weekends are a finite resource. You can do the things you wish to do with your weekend time, but you must have a plan. Resist the urge to lounge around, doing nothing....

  • loafingcactus

    If you read the booklet and do what it says, you will definitely get your money's worth. So I don't really have anything to complain about, and yet I will. I was really surprised when I got to the end...

  • Tara Kuczykowski

    Another quick read -- I made the mistake of preordering this book when I purchased What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. A few good ideas, but I couldn't get past her recommendation of ...

  • Joy

    Great little read on the importance of rest and finding things to enjoy on the weekend. I love that she included as part of that, giving yourself away {ie doing things for others}. I appreciated this ...

  • Randy Hsieh

    Short but interesting, the author helps to bring perspective on time, how much we have and how we might better spend it.It's easy enough to get through in a sunny afternoon and worth it if you can app...