I don’t usually sleep in, but I sometimes take naps in the afternoon. Otherwise the routine is fairly similar.
My routine is quite different on the weekends because my husband is home and my kids don’t have to get to school. I still get up early (but not quite as early) and try to get in a workout or some hitting practice with my tennis coach before the rest of my family is up and out. I also indulge myself and my dog in a much longer walk, usually at Crissy Field.
I allow myself to sleep later on the weekend. I’m usually not awake until 5:30am, and I’ll often take one or both days off from strength training.
On weekends I manage to sleep about an hour later. I wake up before my alarm whether it’s a weekend or a weekday (I don’t know why and can’t figure out how not to). I brew a larger pot of coffee and have something other than cereal for breakfast, like toast, pancakes, granola, or something heavier that feels more luxurious and vacation-y.
I usually turn on some jazz and go back to bed after breakfast to read The New York Times and digest.
Thankfully, our dog likes to sleep in, too, so she often hops up on the bed with us and we all hang there for a while. Weekends are way more relaxed, even though we always spend at least half of both days working.
I may add a half hour onto my sleep on the weekends, but that just means I lie in bed with my eyes open for an extra thirty minutes. How was it that as a teenager I could sleep until noon or later?
The rest of the morning is similar except the “get ready routine” consists of just brushing my teeth (and only once). I actually enjoy yard work, so I throw on some shorts and spend a couple of hours mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, etc. On those days, the rest of the “get ready routine” happens after the yard work is complete.
I often sleep later during weekends - until 8:00am or 8:30am - unless my youngest daughter has a race (which is 2-3 times per month), in which case I’m likely up earlier so I can go watch. My husband and I pretty much hang together on the weekends, getting up together, having coffee together, going for a run together, and sometimes getting work done or reading together. We go out most Saturday nights for dinner together.
No, my routine generally stays the same on the weekend. I try to call just the people I want to on the weekend, versus calling the people I have to during the week! From my travels, I’ve made some great, lifelong friends whom I make sure to keep in touch with when I’m in town, and the weekend is the perfect time for me to catch up with them, as well as with my family.
As I don’t wake with an alarm, I don’t really have a concept of “sleeping in.” I wake when my body wants to wake. And because my workday begins with four hours of white space, which is what most people experience on the weekend, my morning ritual is surprisingly constant throughout the week.
The biggest difference is that I don’t feel obligated to pin the dial with email. I frequently go all weekend without replying to a single email. I check them to make sure I’m not dropping the ball, of course, but in a perfect world, weekends would be in “read only” mode.
On Saturdays I get up at 7:00am, take a shower, get dressed, and go to synagogue services and a class. Once the services are over, I come home and devote the day to chores and spending time with my wife and friends. We have a very active social life, and that is something I treasure. Our friendships are of a lasting nature (most more than thirty years), with friends making up for not having our family close by.
On Sunday I get up later and devote the day to chores, sometimes a bike ride with my wife and friends, and dinner out.
I sleep in until 6:00am or 7:00am on weekends and walk to Starbucks with the dog. It’s about five miles, round trip. I still drink water, but I delay the meditation until I get back from the walk.
Weekends are a completely different story! We enjoy the early mornings together with a big breakfast and coffee and are out of the door by 10:00am on Saturdays for soccer or whatever activities we have going on that weekend. Sunday mornings are much more laid back!
My morning routine is the same every day, except Saturdays in the summertime. I still get up whenever the mood strikes me, but I spend those mornings going to yard sales, shopping for food, going to open houses, and eating breakfast out - always by myself. I’m usually gone about four hours. I love those mornings!
On the weekends I sleep a little bit later, usually until around 6:00-6:30am, and then I resume my normal routine.
Yes, I really thrive on routine. Why should I change it just because of the calendar? As for sleeping in, I’ve never done that once in my life.
I never used to take weekends off, but I have since learned the value of the weekend. I like to leave weekends that I’m home open for anything. No alarm clocks on the weekend, but when we wake up we usually meditate and then have a smoothie - similar to a weekday.
I think sleep is an underrated, critical component of good health and cognitive function, so I always make it a priority - especially on the weekends. It’s hard to stop working when you love what you do, but after so many years of doing it I’ve learned that balance is key to longevity. I’m no good to my business if I don’t also give myself some time off. I do love to get an early start on the work week, so when I’m able, I work a little on Sunday night - even if it’s just for thirty minutes - to prepare for the week ahead.
I don’t set an alarm on weekends but naturally wake up at 7:00am. I still meditate, journal, and get ready for the day before joining my family. I get my son changed and fed while my husband gets ready, and then we’re off to the park, a museum, or to brunch!
What changes is that we all do nothing for a little bit after breakfast since the kids don’t need to be whisked off to school. No sleeping in with young kids. I wish.
Absolutely! I do the exact same thing! Sometimes, I wake up a little later (5:30am-6:00am), but that would be the only difference between a weekend and a weekday.
I follow the same routine on the weekends. I might allow myself an extra hour or so of sleep in the morning, so I’m up closer to 6:00am instead of 5:00am. My body is accustomed to waking up early, which is great for staying productive - even on the weekends. I love to knock out some work first thing in the morning and then have the flexibility for other activities throughout the day. I find that when I don’t work, I can’t relax because I end up thinking about work all day. Following my routine has become extremely important for me, even when on holiday.
Weekends are a different story. I try to let myself sleep until 6:30am or 7:00am. But a good run with friends and a visit to the farmer’s market are key.
Yes. Honestly, it’s pretty much the same. I don’t have the option of not working on weekends. I have a seven-day workweek, but I do try to work less on weekends. Plus, I’m usually gone two weekends a month for my various gigs.
I started following the same routine over the weekends, and it’s helped me a lot. Sometimes I may get an extra thirty minutes to an hour of sleep on weekends, but for the most part the routine is the same.
I don’t sleep in on weekends, and I typically don’t write on Sunday mornings. I read A.J. Jacobs’ book The Year of Living Biblically a while back, and I remember him noting how the Old Testament law about not working on the Sabbath actually had positive effects on his overall productivity and creativity even though he is agnostic and non-religious. I’ve noticed a similar result. Could be a placebo effect, of course, but I seem to have some of my best ideas for books/articles on Sundays when I’m trying not to write. I jot those ideas down in my notebook, but I do resist the temptation to fire up my laptop until Monday morning.
I ‘sleep in’ on the weekends… that’s the goal. Working out later has actually been helpful for my body. For instance, I have coffee and a shake when I get up; then I can let it sit and digest until I work out around 9:00am!
Weekends are for sleeping and running. Anyone who gets in the way of those two things will regret it.
On weekends, this routine goes out the window. I like to let the day guide me; I don’t usually schedule anything early in the morning. That way, if I need to sleep in, I do; if my husband and I want to go for a walk or a morning coffee, we can. I just go with my mood and see where the day takes me.
The little guys wake up at 6:00am every day, so I do as well. If we haven’t gotten enough sleep in a particular week, my husband and I will take turns on the weekend getting up with the kids to let the other one relax for a bit longer.
No, it all goes out the window on the weekend!
For me, the weekend is really about relaxing, about the joy and release of not feeling like all my time is structured and planned. I eat a larger breakfast (eggs), sleep in, and don’t do my meditation practice. My partner and I usually run errands, including walking to the farmers’ market and dropping off our compost there. We usually see some friends for a meal or a party, see a movie, or go out for dinner and drinks. I go to church on Sundays when I’m in town.
If nothing I’m working on is particularly nagging at me, I let myself sleep in on Saturdays. I might also make a fancy breakfast like waffles or pancakes.
For the last year, I’ve claimed Saturday as a day for me and the things that I want or have been wanting to do. It’s something I call “F*** Yes! Saturday,” which is the philosophy behind my website.
My weekend routine is drastically different than the week. I tend to sleep in a little longer than usual, but not by much. My fiancée, Lisa, and I, usually go out and get breakfast, or if we have the supplies, make it at home.
I follow this routine seven days a week the best I can, even when I travel. I can’t stress enough how important it is to wake up and go to bed at the same time on weekdays and weekends. That’s how you train your body to take the routine seriously and stick to it.
On Saturdays I play basketball at 7:00am, so I’m up at 6:15am. On Sundays, however, I sleep in until 7:30am to allow my body to get additional rest.
Since our kids were about six, they’ve very nicely let us sleep in on weekends. We don’t get up super late, but it’s great to be able to sleep until 9:30am. Every Saturday, Tad makes scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. On Sundays, we might get bagels or pastries.
Weekends are a little different. Typically, we’re able to ignore Henry’s yelling (we have a noise machine) until 7:30am or so before things get dire and/or Clara comes in search of someone to play with. Jonathan often lets me sleep for another hour or so while he gets the kids breakfast. This is just one of the many reasons I love him.
I usually sleep a little longer on the weekends, maybe until 5:30 or 6:00am. I train later in the day (at 11:00am), but the routine is very similar.
My weekend routine is similar in terms of what I eat and how I exercise, but I try to sleep in. One of the best things I’ve done in the last several years is to improve my efficiency and focus throughout the week so I can shut off work and focus on my family during the weekend. That’s not easy when you’re an independent business owner, but it’s been crucial to my and my family’s happiness!
When I am home, the routine is the same. I’m self-employed, so unless I’m traveling or have something special planned, weekends don’t look a lot different than weekdays except that my workouts tend to be longer.
Unless I’ve planned something other than work, I will attend to a work project or a home project. I love what I do, so it’s all good! I’ve never understood why people sleep in (unless I have a man in bed with me!). The only time I sleep in is when I have jet lag after an international flight and my body is trying to adjust. I will “sleep” when I’m dead, so while I’m still breathing I am quite happy to embrace my time awake.
I sleep for nine hours on weekends and exercise, so for the most part, yes. But I don’t necessarily go to bed as early on weekend nights as I do on weeknights. (Surprisingly, I’m like a normal human!)
I generally don’t work on weekends, so I sleep in a bit, although I’m still covering that early-morning feeding shift with the baby. I sometimes crawl back into bed and sleep until my daughter wakes up, and then it’s business as usual.
I usually sleep until 8:30am or so on weekends. I have a session with my trainer at 10:00am on Saturdays, and I try to be pretty religious about a 9:30am Soul Survivor class on Sundays.
As I rarely need to interact directly with customers, and I am my own boss and employee, I have very little reason for keeping track of what day it is (many times I will not know for sure if asked). To me a day is a day.
Depends on the week. I work for myself, so every day/week is different. I don’t always follow my morning routine as much as I’d like to.
My morning routine on weekends is almost the same, but instead of 7:00am, I get up around 8:00am. If I’m not working at C/O Berlin and I don’t have a shoot planned on the weekend, my mornings are more relaxed.
If my girlfriend and I have time, we will prepare brunch, plan shoots, and come up with ideas for new projects.
If I do have a shoot, I will prepare a little mood board with some images that will inspire the story or theme of the shoot. I meet up with the models later, and even though I’ve prepared the mood board, I always improvise and get inspiration from the location and the models while shooting. My best ideas usually turn up spontaneously once I’m already working!
I totally change the steps during the weekend. I do work on weekends, usually one of two days, but I also allow myself to sleep in.
I try (this doesn’t always happen, but I try) to have one day during the weekend where I don’t set any alarms. Setting zero alarms is like heaven on the weekend, and I look forward to it - it allows me to get up at 6:00am on weekdays. I also let myself dawdle and shift the schedule around. If it’s a really beautiful day, maybe it’s a good idea to walk to brunch with people you love and forget the rest… You have to live.
Yep, every day, no change.
More or less. I would like to work the same way on the weekends but I know it irritates my wife. I sometimes wait to eat until she is up and we go and get bagels. I generally read the Sunday Times too. I have not been able to sleep in since 1994 when my son was born.
Weekends are usually more relaxed, since our weekday routine is very structured with my daughter’s dance classes, our joint violin lessons, and Spanish tutoring. We keep weekend mornings very relaxed, though I have been trying to shop at the local mercados on Saturday mornings so we’re ready for the next week.
On Sundays, church doesn’t start until 1:00pm, so we can get a slow start. We often sleep in a bit, and my daughter loves to spend weekend mornings in her PJs, so I’m more than happy to accommodate her.
My daily schedule is dictated more by the weather than by the days of the week. I generally have a loose plan for the week based on the wind, rain, and temperature forecast. My plan changes on any given day if the weather changes. It’s hard to have a routine because my sports are so dependent on the conditions and weather, so I’ve adapted to become extremely flexible.
I change my routine on weekends.
I wake up at whatever time I want, assuming I don’t have a specific place to be in the morning. I do the same morning ritual, but I may spend a little more time on one area or another if I have the time. If the book I’m reading is particularly interesting, I may spend extra time reading or do some research on something I found interesting.
Since I take the first parenting shift during the week, my husband will get up with our son one or both weekend days and let me sleep in. (It’s usually more like “lie in bed” than “sleep in,” though, as our house is tiny and toddlers are noisy!) Once I get up, we’ll have a family breakfast together at home or ride our bikes to get breakfast tacos.
On weekends I tend to follow the same routine, but I may sleep in. I refuse to work on weekends, so my desire to “jump out of bed and get to work” is pretty low. This morning time on the weekends seems like a great opportunity for me to get into meditation, but so far I have failed at that.
The only other difference is that I may have brunch.
I don’t regularly sleep in on weekends, but every now and then it happens. I’m normally up before 7:45am, though. I like to have Saturday mornings to myself to catch up on house chores or work on personal projects. I also try to read a few articles from my Instapaper account that I’m always saving during the week.
On weekends I don’t set my alarm. Often, I’m awake by 6:00am anyway, but I’m always happy to wake up and see it’s 7:30am. I trust my body to take the sleep that it needs.
If I do sleep in, I will skip my morning pages, but I always do some kind of exercise before eating breakfast.
I usually follow the same routine, but I wake up a little later.
I follow this routine every day. Since becoming an artist I have never differentiated much between the week and weekend. In the future this is something I know will (and I want to) change.
When my son enters kindergarten in a year, we will probably have weekend activities and a weekday routine. At the moment, we might as well see an exhibition or take a field trip in the middle of the week.
I follow it exactly. No sleeping in :)
Yes, I also follow this routine on weekends. Actually, I follow it every single day, even if I have to shorten it a bit due to travel.
Just recently I was in Miami and had an early flight at 5:30am. I set my alarm for 2:45am so I would still have forty-five minutes of my morning time. It’s really that important to me.
On weekdays, my first priority is to do some work. On weekends, my first priority is to get outside for a short time. I plan my coming week on Sunday afternoons and often have to spend time organizing my life and travels on Saturdays as well.
I generally don’t work on weekends unless I’m really crunching a project.
I have no weekend routine.
I usually work on weekends, but I’m more relaxed about my routine. I’ll meet up with friends for brunch or drinks, or I’ll visit my family.
I also maintain this routine throughout the weekend (I don’t sleep in on weekends. I often have calls with international parties on weekend mornings). I love my company, and enjoy spending time on it throughout the weekend as well.
As much as I want to sleep in, I can’t. If I sleep until 8:00am, I feel victorious.
I have begun working out on Saturday mornings because it kick-starts my weekend. But Sunday is all-day vegging. We rest HARD. We hit the farmer’s market then hang out by the pool and nap pretty much all day. Sunday is my favorite day of the week!
I follow it on weekends too! But my exercise time and meditation are longer.
One day of the week (usually Saturdays) I’m a bit more flexible and take the day as it comes. Sometimes I do the routine, sometimes I don’t.
Over the past couple years I have transitioned into being an old man. I rarely drink alcohol or stay out too late, as that would just end up ruining the next day and my weekend. As a result, my weekend tends to follow a similar routine.
My weekends are quite similar except for the following:
- I get more sleep by waking up a few hours later.
- Since I don’t have to go to the office, I’ll spend more time running and in prayer.
- I may spend the morning just working on my blog or email newsletter. During the week I use my routine as the fuel to make it through the days that I don’t get to control. But during the weekend, when I am in more control, I don’t need to stick to all the details of my morning routine.
I typically try to stick to this on weekends, although sometimes I’ll sleep in until 7:00 or 7:30am instead.
I get up a little later on weekends (we all do), and usually have more of a proper breakfast. I don’t drag out the laptop unless there’s something pressing that I need to work on.
For the most part I follow the same steps. The rest of my day on the weekends tend to be different, but the mornings are pretty similar.
I sleep in until 7:30am on weekends. I take Sunday off completely. No exercise that is. But Saturdays are still two-hour workout days, I just start a little later.
I don’t follow this routine at all on weekends.
My weekends vary depending on whether we have plans and whether it’s my day to sleep in (my husband and I take turns). Before my son was born, I used to work out in the morning on the weekends (and by “morning” I mean whenever I woke up, usually between noon and 3:00pm), but it’s hard to do that consistently now.
If it’s my morning to get up with my son and we don’t have early plans, I usually head into his room between 7:30-8:30am, when his noises go from playful cooing to more forceful wails. I change his diaper and we play for a while until he starts to get a little fussy, which means he’s hungry. I’ll feed him breast milk and some pureed food (usually oatmeal or yogurt with fruit), and then we’ll continue to play around the house until my husband gets up. At that point, I’ll usually remember I haven’t eaten or drank anything and will go into the kitchen to make breakfast for my husband and myself while he plays with our son in bed.
Oh, this whole routine gets thrown out the window on weekends. If I have a blessed few hours that I can spend uninterrupted, I will roll right out of bed and go straight to my desk. I’ll usually make some coffee, but I mostly try to be engrossed for as long possible in the morning.
At some point I’ll have to give up to shower and get some food, but it’s hard for me to get back to the level of focus that I have right after I wake up. This approach only works for my personal projects, though… for the regular workday I need to prep my mental space.
My dog and my son don’t recognize weekends, so my mornings are pretty similar.
It’s quite consistent on the weekends as well, with the exception of an overall slower pace and an indispensable family brunch (my favorite meal) in a neighborhood restaurant.
It’s pretty much the same. That’s the “luxury” of working from home.
I follow it seven days a week.
By now I know you’re thinking, “Wow, this guy is the opposite of the Dos Equis guy. He is the most boring man in the world. He’s like the Chuck Norris of lame.”
You’re right. But I’m proud of that! Of course, there are usually two nights per week when I get wild and crazy and stay out to 10:00 or 11:00pm: for date night, a basketball game, or a work dinner.
However, the secret to staying high energy is to get up at the same time as normal the next day. That means having a nap and going to bed early the next night. You might be tired the next afternoon, but you will be back to normal the day after.
It’s much better than what I did back in my twenties when I would stay out till 3:00am on weekends and sleep till 11:00am. That would leave me tired and dragging from Sunday through Wednesday. I’d just get back on track when it was time to ruin it all again.
I much prefer my virtuous, boring, and consistent life these days!
Saturday is a regular work day for me. In fact, I love working on Saturdays because a lot of other things slow down and I can catch up. If I send fifty emails on Tuesday morning, I might get back thirty replies before noon, which is great, of course, but also a big challenge as things stack up. On Saturday, though, if I send fifty emails (most of which are usually replies), a lot of them won’t boomerang back into my inbox until Monday morning.
I do mix it up on Sundays, where I try to take half the day off. It’s also the only day of the week when I don’t set an alarm. Most of the time I go for a long-ish run of 6-8 miles and then to brunch. I settle back into a project or two in the afternoon and then a bit of forward planning for the rest of the week.
It’s pretty much the same except the jogging ends at Whole Foods or the farmers market. Sometimes my husband or I will let the other sleep in, which means about 8:00am. Parenting has changed weekends forever.
On weekends, I tend to sleep in much later and then ease into whatever freelance or passion project I have on my plate. Spending time with family and “smelling the roses”, or checking in on an event I’ve planned to see that week.
I try to reserve the weekends for friends and family unless there are unusual circumstances. I’m fortunate to know some brilliant people who are working on building their business or developing their talents. I find it imperative that I support them in some way.
As I mentioned, this routine goes out the window on the weekends. No writing, and the gym will usually be in the afternoon before going out at night. It’s nice to take a break from a rigid routine and feel like the weekends are special and sacred in some way.
I try to stay on target with my weekends, waking up around the same time. If I stay out late with friends, it might mean I’m not getting to bed until 2-4:00am. On these days, I find I still wake up between 7 and 8:00am without an alarm, and even though I’m exhausted, I force myself to get out of bed and recover with a nap later on that afternoon.
Although I don’t make myself write on the weekend, I do still read and go to the gym on Saturdays.
Yes, but practice on the weekends usually starts at 7, 8, sometimes even 9:00am. So I’ll end up waking up later and bumping the entire routine to later in the morning.
I try to sleep in on weekends until 8:00am. Simone and I usually do something social on Friday and Saturday nights so we’re up a bit later. We need to stay young :)
Yes. I wear a ton of hats, but all as a freelancer. I probably need to explain what my bizarre work world looks like now…
For the past thirteen years I’ve worked as a model, and I use that background to bring alternative content and culture to the mainstream through multimedia production, mostly with an activist bent. I’ve written and produced a whole host of multimedia projects on topics ranging from climate change, to race, to gender equity (like this story on climate warriors for Vogue, this short for 350.org that garnered over 800,000 views in week one, or this girls and body-image photo series with over 100,000 shares).
I usually have a couple projects I’m working on that I fit in between shoot days, weekends, and plane rides - right now I’m writing a ton, and working on two short film projects, one about media representation and the other around climate change.
I do the exact same routine in the morning.
Often on weekends, I let the journaling and reading go. I try to keep the meditation and other parts though.
Weekends I do tend to sleep a little more. I wake up and usually go to brunch around 11:00am. On weekends I love elaborate brunches: eggs, green juice, latte, and a mimosa is a nice start to a Saturday or Sunday!
Weekends tend to be super different. I usually sleep later, and if I don’t it’s not because an alarm’s gone off! We still get up and have our coffee, but we don’t go on our computers or phones so quickly (sometimes I stay off the computer all weekend).
And if we work out, it’s never as early either. Weekends are just more relaxed, and I love my weekends!
I don’t have to walk to work, but otherwise it’s similar. Today, for example, is Sunday, and I’m catching up on a load of email that I couldn’t tackle while on the road this past week.
I follow this routine on Saturdays, but usually take a day off on Sunday and let the day start and evolve more organically. I find it extremely important to go off script, turn off, and let the day happen.
For me, my weekend always benefits from a strong Saturday morning routine. If I can put a good dent in my plan for the upcoming week, and a good workout, then I feel much more free to truly enjoy the 1.5 weekend days ahead of me. A strong Saturday is key to a relaxed weekend, and it also helps to reduce any Sunday blues!
I don’t have typical weekends - since I gig and freelance quite a bit, I group my days into “work days” and “days off” - days off are generally more creative, and so they do look different.
I still wake up (with no alarm) and breathe; I get up and make coffee, and if I’m going to exercise, I do that before I eat. If it’s going to be a long run, I’ll grab a banana. Then, it’s home to shower and sing (or write, or research, or whatever it is that day). I leave the email drudgery for when I’m fizzling creatively and need a change of pace.
I wish I could say I stick to my routine on weekends, but without the structured expectations of work anything goes.
Weekends are for exploring. I shoot street style all over the city and in-between I catch up with my friends, head to museums, explore new neighborhoods, or try out new restaurants on the weekends, so I do what I can. I walk so much on weekends - usually around ten or twelve miles - that I don’t care if I exercise or not those days.
On weekends I often sleep an extra hour but usually don’t need to as nine hours is plenty. But instead of walking to the office, I go up to my roof and tan naked while reading a book. I’m currently reading the Arnold Schwarzenegger Autobiography: Total Recall, and just finished reading Tony Robbins’ Money: Master the Game.
It’s a great way to relax and get some much needed vitamin D. After that I usually go for a hike in the mountains and finish the afternoon laying by the pool or going for a swim.
I follow this basic routine loosely on Saturdays. Sundays are my rest days, so I give myself a little grace to do things differently on that day each week.
I don’t do well with interruptions, so I keep my morning routine going on weekends too. Luckily, my body doesn’t let me sleep in anyway, so it’s not like it’s a sacrifice to get up early for me.
I allow myself to sleep in on at least one day every weekend, usually Saturday, so I’ll usually wake up at 8:30-9:00am instead of 7:00.
I skip the workout on Saturdays to give my body a break. Aside from that, the rest of my morning routine is pretty consistent.
I keep to this routine at home, on weekends, and when I’m traveling.
I may take more time if I don’t have to rush in the morning. I have The New York Times home delivery on the weekend. It’s nice knowing I have the time to flip through and read the paper.
Weekends are my favorite, by far the best time to accomplish as much as you can because everyone else is sleeping in and taking a break from working all week. I make the most of my weekends.
Everything in moderation. On weekends I usually wake up whenever I feel like it, unless we have plans.
I don’t typically leave my house as early on weekends.
On weekends The New York Times is delivered to my apartment so I like to read through that. I really like The New York Times Magazine because they usually feature an artist and their work. This is sort of a weekend ritual, but I’m not always inspired to look through the paper. So other times I may just sit and listen to music.
I don’t really have clearly defined weekends (I often work on weekends), which means I have to carve out ‘weekends’ in my week, whenever I can.
I try my best to make sure I take regular breaks and have at least two days off each week. The days off often happen to be after a late night out, either working or socialising, so I tend to get up a bit later, at around 8 or 9:00am. I find that a few relaxed mornings a week are so nourishing. On those days the routine is different. I tend to avoid email and social media altogether and have at least one day a week technology-free. Needless to say that doesn’t always happen! I tend to have a more relaxed breakfast, a long walk in nature, or just get busy with tidying our home.
I follow the same morning routine and have the same breakfast on weekends, except I wake up later and take my time a bit more.
I love to catch up on articles in my Pocket app, or read a book as I’m having my coffee… sometimes when I’m still in bed! It’s bliss.
On weekends I also manage to catch classes at the gym - a spin class on Saturdays, and a yoga class on Sundays. I go to the gym after work on other days, but on weekends I can take my time. It’s important for me to have at least one intense workout session to boost my energy up, and one ‘intense’ relaxation session to recover.
My routine post-coffee is pretty different on weekends - I try to stay off my computer as much as I can unless I’m working on a digital project or communicating with family.
Since I live abroad, and work for a tech company, and love technology in general, it’s really tempting to make your computer your window to the world, but recently I’ve been trying to put more focus on non-digital activities, thus my emphasis on #analogfundays as a way to make sure I’m getting creative offline.
My six-month-old doesn’t know what day it is, so pretty much. And yep, it’s eggs and coffee every morning, unless I’ve run 10 miles. Then I let myself eat pancakes.
For the last two months, I’ve been sleeping in a little later on the weekends. I’ve been getting up around 7:00am and that’s been a nice shift in my weekend routine. Everything else stays the same, though. I still drink coffee, journal, take my daily photo, play with my cats, and talk with Logan.
On weekends I follow a totally different routine, and often no routine at all.
My wife and daughter let me get another hour or so of sleep on the weekends. Then, it’s whatever. If the baby got a good night of sleep, we’ll plan our morning for more activity like the zoo or the beach or simply just hanging out in the yard with an inflatable pool.
The only real change on weekends when I’m at home is that I like to sleep in until at least 9:00am.
My weekend routine is typically the same as my weekday routine, though I spend more time reading and less time doing email.
On the weekends it’s similar, though I’ll go to sleep later and instead of going to work first thing I’ll head to the gym to play racquetball.
After racquetball I’ll mostly just lounge around. I’ll walk the dog, maybe hang out with some friends and play some board games.
I am more unstructured on the weekends. I wake up without an alarm, read part of a book, go to an exercise class, and spend quality time with my boyfriend. We like to plan creative date nights.
On weekends I sometimes don’t do my present time. It depends.
Unfortunately, my children don’t change their sleep patterns on the weekends — so neither do I! My husband and I both work to keep our weekends unscheduled and devoted to family time. Our days are much less structured and we’re able to be more spontaneous, which is fun.
Weekends are a bit more wild.
I like to slow down and savor weekend mornings, most often with a longer, more indulgent breakfast and tons of quality time with friends and family. Saturday and Sunday are my recovery days so I aim to unplug as much as possible. This personal “scheduled maintenance” approach, as I like to call it, is essential to my wellbeing and helps me crush it the rest of the week.
Everything moves slower on the weekends.
I tend to linger longer in bed, catching up on reading. My husband makes big family breakfasts on the weekends that we spend time enjoying. After breakfast, we usually take a morning bike ride, hike, or neighborhood walk together.
On weekends I sleep in a bit more, since my husband doesn’t have to go to work. I also love to go to the farmers market in the morning on Saturday.
I do the same routine on weekends, but it’s slightly lazier and slower. I give myself more time. And sometimes I go out for a walk or grab a coffee in between.
I keep this routine static for weekends, unless I’m on vacation. Then I’ll skip the checking of the absolutes and calendar. But the waking up process and reading remains.
Same goes for my evening routine… especially the journaling aspect.
During weekends I do the same routine but with a wider time frame.
Everything moves at a slower pace; I’m able to reflect on the upcoming week in addition to enjoying time with my family.
I do… weekends are actually prime work days for me, since fewer requests are coming in and I don’t have meetings. They are when I actually get most of my work done! That way I’m not fighting with tourists or weekend errand-runners too… New York City gets crazy on weekends, especially where I live in SoHo — sometimes it is a challenge just to walk down the street!
I do receive the weekend editions of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, so I usually read the paper before jumping in to work. I always enjoy starting by reading a physical book or newspapers — something that is not electronic, since I spend so much of the rest of the day on devices.
Sometimes I will head to brunch with friends around noon, but not after reading, meditating, and getting sh*t done. I like to leave knowing I have already checked off half my to-do list… then there is no guilt for the rest of the day, and brunch is my reward!
I try to do this routine every day, but weekends are tougher to keep on track.
Saturdays I have acting class all day, so sometimes I’m keyed up in the morning and not in the mood for working before I head out. Acting class is exhausting, so Sundays I’m always tempted to sleep in and be lazy all day while I recover.
My weekends start and end around the same time as the weekday schedule, but involve less work. I used to work all day every day on the weekends, but now I work two hours a day, max.
Setting up that boundary has been incredibly important for my personal life and for my team’s, too. They used to work on the weekend and finally I had to say, “Look, I’m not working on Saturday and neither should you. Let’s all put our laptops down.”
On weekends, I usually let myself “sleep in” until 6:30am, and then I work in my office until 11:00. But I’m not as strict about that. Sometimes I even take a day off!
On the weekend I don’t work, so I spend all morning with the kids. I will still get up before them if we have plans for the day, but if there are no plans I’ll tend to sleep in an extra hour.
I also don’t do email on the weekends and I don’t check in much with my teams at work, though I stay connected in the company water cooler chat which can be quiet on the weekends.
I follow exactly the same routine at the weekends.
I’m fortunate to be able to run my life outside of normal working hours, so traditional weekdays and weekends don’t really apply to me. I follow my own rhythms and decide when to work based on my energy level rather than what day of the week it is.
My morning routine is totally different. I do whatever I feel like on weekends, and if I’m in another country it’s fair to say my routine is totally out of whack.
It depends on the night before, but I generally sleep in later on the weekends or just stay in bed because I can. It’s so cozy and warm… also, cuddling. I don’t do “formal” exercise on the weekend, either - it’s more like a walk around the pond or a stroll through the arboretum near my apartment.
The lemon water potion happens and so does the green smoothie, unless I go out for brunch. Also, no podcast on the weekends.
It’s the same routine, except for me going to the bakery to get fresh Belgian croissants. They’re not the same as regular croissants, but there is no English translation. They’re called boterkoek in Dutch.