Weekends — a much needed time for Entrepreneurs
The truth is when you are an entrepreneur there is no weekend and it’s not by any compulsion but because of the passion, you have for your startup. The majority of the entrepreneurs would echo this line of thought.
If you are an entrepreneur and taking the weekend off then maybe you are just in a glorified job with no boss to report to.
All days are the same!
For entrepreneurs, work is their passion, their life, their baby. It’s for a reason you have left a few things behind to venture and create it. In fact, work is not really a work per se, it’s their passion. When you initially started, all days are the same, there is no Sunday or a Monday, all are just the same. You put in innumerable hours to read, to enhance, think, and discuss the plan, and execute. So practically there is no work-life balance for entrepreneurs. It’s just about the idea and execution. Entrepreneurs have a vision in front of them and you chase it with all your passion and energy. It takes a significant chunk of your life (yes life!) in terms of sleep, time with your families, hobbies to pursue one. You want a work-life balance, my advice would be to better settle with a job. You got to be addicted to what you are building, be it product or services or new ideas to stay differentiated with your competition. You don’t experience fatigue putting in exorbitant hours, you experience an adrenaline rush.
Weekends offer you a peaceful time away from slack and email notifications. Two prime activities which consume my weekends are: reflect— it’s very important to reflect on last week to take a stock of activities you are involved in. Figuring out where is it heading to, prioritizing your coming week. It’s one of the most valuable investments of time to help you stay focussed on your goal. It helps you recondition your mind. read — it stimulates your brain. It expands your horizon of knowledge, increases your power of thinking, adds diversity to your thoughts, enhances your analytical thinking skills. One of the greatest benefits of reading is it enhances your focus and concentration.
PS: The views are entirely personal and only reflect my understanding and way of work.