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27 Feb, 2014

Winning at the weekend

Food Business expert Monique Borst shared her top tips with The Detox Kitchen on how she approaches free time on the weekends, leaving her rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to hit the ground running at the start of the working week.

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Food Business expert Monique Borst shared her top tips with us on how she approaches free time on the weekends, leaving her rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to hit the ground running at the start of the working week.

Her top tips of how to make the most of 36 hours of free time every weekend got us listening instantly. Here are Monique's recommendations on how to appraoch downtime so you're left winning at the weekends.

  1. Have a list of do-able ‘dreams’ on the go: things you really want to do. They don’t have to be huge. What do you really want to do with your time? These will form the basis of your 3-5 anchor events.
  2. Use your mornings: they’re often wasted but are a great time for exercise.
  3. Schedule down time
  4. Create traditions
  5. Use weekdays for chores and errands rather than the weekend: if you have to fit something in create a small chores window and don’t focus too much on the easily seen and measured goals (tidy cupboards, sparkling windows) that divert your energy away from higher value things – nurturing yourself.
  6. If you must do some work: take care of it in one short burst. And carve out time where you don’t check your phone, iPad …
  7. Make time on Sunday afternoon, 30 minutes perhaps, to plan, re-group and get organised for the week ahead. I find if I wake up on Monday morning without a plan, I can spend the morning figuring it out.

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