I am sure that you all have big plans for this weekend, right? Perhaps a ball game, a barbecue, some fishing, or just relaxing with the family. Summer is nearly over for those with children that will be going back to school in the next few weeks, so there is not a lot of time left to enjoy their company.
But what about those projects that you have on your @Home list that remain to be completed? Wouldn’t it be nice to get a couple of those checked off before the beautiful summer days are gone? Never fear, it’s not too late. Take some time today to plan a Project Weekend this month.
Set an appointment with yourself
I have offered this tip before, but setting an appointment with yourself is a great way to make sure that some of the “back-burner” things get taken care of. Some of the things that many of us like to put off because there are more important things that need to be done:
- Cleaning out the family car
- Replacing the filter in your AC unit
- Catching up on the Personal Development reading
- Updating your resume
As you can see, there are a range of activities that will occasionally get bumped by bigger, more important work. But the little things need attention too. So mark down some time for next Saturday (and/or Sunday) as the Project Weekend in your Calendar and make a list.
Reward yourself for a job well done
Not too many of us relish the thought of sacrificing a weekend to mundane (or undesirable) chores. This can decrease your motivation and enthusiasm, not to mention that of your family! So at the same time that you make out your list of Projects to accomplish, make a date to celebrate. Do something nice for yourself and your helpers – go out to dinner, see a movie, go to the park, whatever. Make sure it is something fun, and something that everyone can participate in and enjoy.
What will you do with your weekend
Here is the reader participation part of the program: Leave a Comment below with some ideas for things that you could do if you scheduled a Project Weekend.
Be sure to include your e-mail address!
I will send an e-mail reminder to each of you on Monday morning, 13 August. You can then reply with your accomplishments and I’ll put together a summary post. Pictures of your projects are welcome, in fact, “Before” and “After” pics would be the best. Be sure to include your plans for your success and your reward.
Thank you and have a great weekend!