Human life is a precious incarnation. Being born has a probability of about one in 400 trillion. So trust me you are special and you should try to get the most out of your life. Living with the scarcity of sunlight, dry eyes, back pain, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression is not what you want as a side effect of being a programmer. I want to share some of my tips to have a beautiful weekend.
Most probably you are reading this post because you also want to make your weekends meaningful and memorable. Of course, having a meaningful and productive weekend is a subjective thing for different people of different age groups. For some, it might be getting a travel experience or reading a book or watching a movie or working on a side hustle, or just doing nothing. But for some, it might be having family time as well.
No matter in what stage of life you are now, you should try to have a wonderful weekend. Just like everything in life, it doesn't happen without taking any action. To take an action, you need to take a break for some time from your career and retrospect your life as a whole and brainstorm what you want out of your life.
The hack is to allocate one weekend for yourself. Think about what you want to do in your life. Think about if life is going in the direction you wanted or not. Think about what matters most to you at the current stage of your life. Is it a relationship? Is it traveling? Is it acquiring knowledge? Is it working on your hobby project? Is it cooking?
Once you have that idea in mind, the next step is to make an actionable plan that could be carried out in 1, 2, 3, and 5 days. Of course! They are Fibonacci numbers. I am picking those because they are also used for task estimations. After picking the task and weights, use google calendar or something similar to mark dates. Execute your weekends and leaves for those plans. And that's all.
Since the weekends are short and come after a long tiring week, sometimes we don't have any energy left to plan our weekends. Another advantage is that if we plan ahead, it would be easier to make group plans.
Depending on the current situation of the pandemic in the place you are living, please follow the safety precautions too.
Let me know how you make your weekends meaningful. Have a wonderful weekend!! 🍻