The weekend is a great time to unwind after a hectic week. Spend time with close ones, enjoy, and why not spare some time for self-improvement as well? Read my blog post to find 10 personal growth activities for a successful weekend.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may already know that I value self-improvement so much that I made it my blog niche. Self-help benefits everyone… no one knows everything and it’s never too late to learn!
Reading a book or ebook of your choice could be one of the best ways to learn more about a certain topic, and improve in the professional sphere of life. While the weekend tends to be full of flexibility, choose activities for personal growth. A few hours of reading does much good while keeping time for other activities as well.
Another way to enjoy reading is for pleasure. These days (at the time of writing this blog post), I’m taking time for a fiction book that I had kept aside for a long time as I had other priorities. Going back to complete it is such an entertaining experience!
2. Online course
Online courses are so helpful, being flexible, relatively affordable, and there are so many to choose from. Use your spare time to boost your knowledge, a new skill, hobby, or learn how to hone a side-hustle.
Blogging is an evident example for me. My readers know that I often recommend online courses. Self-improvement and self-care are two key categories. I’ve partnered with some top providers through affiliate marketing.
Listening to podcasts can be very interesting and enriching. If you manage to do 2 things at once, it can save time. Alternatively, avoiding multitasking could be better for some people.
I do get a bit stressed if I multitask while listening to an episode. Instead of doing so while washing the dishes or doing another chore, I choose to sit down and tune in. I found it to be more enjoyable and effective this way. I also then retain more of the content.
4. YouTube videos
YouTube is a great online video sharing and social media platform that needs no introduction. It’s also a valuable place to find knowledge about any topic. Although free, you can learn so much by searching for keywords and following your favourite channels.
I make it a must to spend less screen time during the weekend. However, I still do watch some videos to broaden my know-how about things that I have to keep up with. While paid online courses help me much, free videos are also key to my progress.
5. Webinar replays
It can be helpful to catch up on webinar replays that you missed out on during the weekdays. That’s so, provided that the links remain valid for enough time till Saturday or Sunday. Secondly, many of these online events provide special discounts to those who watch live. In such cases, if you’d like to benefit from these special discounts, then watching a replay late may not be desired.
I do set some time to watch replays or even YouTube videos on Saturday. While I prefer not to use my laptop on weekends, I often do so from my phone. Taking a special break from normal workdays is important to unwind and have family time.
6. Set next week’s agenda
Make the most of some spare time to reflect, evaluate, and set next week’s agenda. Work smart by prioritizing your tasks in advance. Have a to-do and not-to-do list. Better still, block time in your calendar. Review set goals so that they stay relevant and have a daily plan that’s in line with them.
I love using note-taking apps on my phone. My calendar is also key, as I have it wherever I go. I often link specific documents to my calendar events, so that I can click on the link to quickly access the relevant file.
7. Trivia games
Spend time with close ones, enjoy playing trivia games. These are thinking games that help the brain. Kids can find it fun and it’s an opportunity for parents to teach them new things. Although a simple activity, I remember how much I felt fascinated by playing as a child.
8. Fitness activities
You may already have exercised daily during the week, however, don’t neglect such healthy habits. Generally, people may spoil themselves more during the weekend, and even indulge in overeating. Keeping cardio, meditation, and yoga on your agenda every day can help much. If not daily, some people prefer fitness activities a few times a week, for longer sessions.
Dedicate time to your hobbies often, as they help you grow personally and enjoy as well. Whether you prefer to paint, draw, play a sport, music, dance, or anything else, make time for it. Everyone has some hidden talent and through hobbies, you can sharpen yours for the better.
Do you have a side-hustle that brings some extra cash? Mine is my blog. While I love to write about self-improvement topics that I live by and like to share with my readers, I also have been paid for my work. A side job or gig is important for personal growth and maybe even a better financial situation.
These were my top ten personal growth activities for a successful weekend. Self-improvement is an ongoing process, and learning is a lifelong thing. Fortunately, they can be enjoyable if you plan the right activities for yourself.
To sum up, the weekend is a special time to relax and also enjoy personal growth activities of your choice. If you find value in my article, please comment and share it for more people to see. Thank you!!