I have roughly 12 hours per weekend after I subtract out stuff like cooking, getting kids to bed, taking a shower, sleeping, etc. What am I doing for those 12 hours? A few of them go towards my weekly adventure. As for the rest, I have no idea. I want to fix that.
Time blocking is all the rage lately, but I never hear anyone talking about time blocking the weekends. So here’s what I’ve started doing each Friday:
- I open up my calendar.
- I make an hour by hour plan for the coming weekend.
Super complicated, right?
Before you start hassling me about hustle culture and the value of down time, note that I include lots of “watch TV with the kids” and “fiddle around on Reddit” blocks. As they say: “time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.”
This is not about productivity. It’s about spending my time intentionally instead of mindlessly. So try it; plan your weekend hour by hour and see how it feels.