Manchester-based outsourced sales and marketing specialists, Blue Moose argues that how we spend our weekends can have an enormous impact on productivity and success.
Most people work all week then use the weekends as total downtime, relaxing with friends and family. Blue Moose is confident that everyone can better prepare themselves for a Monday by following their top 4 tips on how to maximise weekend time.
Wake Up at the Same Time – Avoid sleeping in and altering the body’s natural clock. Sleep scientists have proven erratic sleep patterns can set back circadian rhythm. This can have an adverse effect on Monday, as the body and mind haven’t had time to travel through their stages of sleep and awake periods. Blue Moose advise going to bed earlier if more sleep is needed, but keep the wake-up time consistent.
Designate Mornings as “Me” Time – People with young families will understand all too much how time can fly at the weekends when trying to fit everything in. Participating in an activity that offers enjoyment can work wonders on refreshing the body and mind. It has been proven the first 2-4 hours after waking up are the peak times for performance, it makes sense to use this time wisely.
Schedule Micro-Adventures – Getting excited about plans for the weekend is a great way to get through the weekly grind. Make plans that are new or unusual, revisit places of good memories. If going the gym is part of the weekend, why not plan a hike or an outdoor activity instead.
Pursue a Passion – Indulging in passions is an excellent way to awaken the mind and reduce stress. Music, reading, playing games with friends and family all stimulate parts of the brain that may be underused in the week. Heightening senses is an excellent way to boost creativity; this can spark new ideas on a Monday morning when tackling common tasks.
Blue Moose is an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in Manchester. The company specialises in a personalised form of marketing which allows them to connect with consumers on behalf of their clients’ brands. By connecting with marketing often on a face-to-face basis, the firm is encouraging long-lasting and personal business relationships between brand and consumer. This form of marketing often leads to increased customer acquisition, brand awareness and brand loyalty for their clients.