Keys to a Happy Weekend
In her article, 4 Things Happy People Do On The Weekends, Emma Hakk suggests:
1. Happy people act like they only have a month in town -- Who would you most miss and what places would you miss if you moved away? Spend time with those people and those places.
2. They are that person smiling at strangers -- Short, simple positive encounters increase happiness and sense of connection.
3. When they plan for Monday, they plan intervals -- Schedule low-intense activities after higher-intensity activities to give yourself a break and momentum throughout the day.
4. They give themselves a short window of work -- If you have to get work done over the weekend, schedule strict start and stop times to contain the work and not let it expand into the weekend.
By adding a little structure to your weekend and being strategic about your Mondays can lead to more happiness.
In addition to the Friday Happiness Post and Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.