5 Ways to Make Your Long Weekend Productive

With Labor Day weekend among us, I started thinking about how to make the most of having that extra day of "free time."  I believe that being productive is often misunderstood as being busy, but taking care of yourself is also of high importance when it comes to productivity.  

1. Wake Up Early
Instead of sleeping in, start your morning early.  Make a cup of coffee and think.  Allow yourself to obtain a clear mind. Pull out your favorite magazine or laptop and get inspired.  Write down ideas and find true motivation.  Set goals for the day and decide how to manage your time.  Having this "free time" to do things like search Pinterest and watch YouTube videos will allow for less distractions during the day so you can get more work done!

2. Decorate for Fall
It is officially September and I am beyond stoked for the fall season.  Boots, flannel, football, and apple cider -- I am ready for every bit of it.  Switch to darker table cloths, put up your fall wreath, If you absolutely love Halloween, go ahead cover your house in black and orange to get two months out of celebration.  Who said you can't?

3. Clean Out Your Closet
Take the extra time you have this weekend to go through every single piece in your fall/winter wardrobes - see what fits and what you love.  Sell or donate any items you do not absolutely love.  Make a list of things that need to be replaced, take advantage of Labor Day sales, and go shopping for those new purchases!
(Mercari is a great app for selling clothing and pretty much anything! Use the code FRHWTA for a $2 credit to use when replacing the items you get rid of).
4. Learn Something New
Planning a trip to a different country?  Take this time to learn some new words and phrases of their language.  If you are planning holiday parties, try some new recipes!  Get crafting, read a book, or take a class.  Listen to a podcast on a topic you are interested in while you clean out your closet or decorate for fall.  There are opportunities for developing yourself everywhere you look.

5. Recharge
Go on a trip - whether it's to a local city for a day or out of town for all three days.  Having new surroundings sparks more creativity in me than anything else.  Going to a different place always reminds me of how big this world really is and how much there is to see.  I find so much drive in seeing people do what they love and it is the best way to prompt me to do the same.  Whatever it is that you know always gives you a new perspective, do it.  

I hope this post gave you some ideas of how to make your weekend the most productive possible.  I am so excited for the beginning of a new month and a new season!  How are you spending your Labor Day Weekend?  Let me know in the comments below!
© Savannah Maye

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