"How was your weekend?" is something I ask all my clients. They generally tell me they had a nice weekend, then after a minute in, they share they worked a little on the weekend either on their professional or personal work.
The goal is always to disconnect at the weekend in order to feel like you´ve had some kind of control over your free time. Yet, there is always something left undone either professional or personal which get tossed by the wayside. It´s time to get more done during the week so you can really get that well deserved R&R on Saturday and Sunday.
There are a few things I recommend in order to start doing more and getting much more accomplished and start enjoying the weekends by truly disconnecting or doing something fun and it all starts with a little planning:
What´s a behavior analyst, you ask? That´s easy, we´re angels! Hahahaha! Just kidding! But we are very close to angels and the following is a description of what we actually do and where we do it.
When my clients come to me they are usually in a frantic state. They’re overwhelmed by their current life situation which spans from very personal issues like break-ups or work related stressors like dealing with a disorganized manager or out of reach deadlines. Whatever the worry, my clients most usually forget to count their blessings. What I mean is that they are not living in the moment, THIS MOMENT. They are worried about the future and the past therefore not even noticing that right now is what they have. They are not appreciating the space they are in. Even in the most difficult of times there are always silver linings. You just have to consistently practice finding them. If they are not here right now, they are not living. They are caught in a web of lies that can only be released by allowing the now to happen. The now will only happen if you are appreciating the now. Everyone needs a little jump start so I remind them of the things to be grateful for. I do an exercise with them that I learned a long time ago and practice it when I need a reality check. I used to do it daily and it really works. It begins to shift your mind so you can be present now and appreciate what you have and be in a gratitude mindset which shifts everything, our minds, bodies, our nerves! This is how it´s done. You can also listen to me explain how it´s done at the bottom.
Behavior Analyst and Personal Life Coach. Changing behavior one step at a time. Keeping things simple because it's easier that way.