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What to Avoid Doing Over Long Weekends

December 9, 2017 by

We have all heard about the habits of “highly successful” people, but what about the habits of those who tend to be unsuccessful? Have you ever considered the behaviors that you should be looking out for to make sure you avoid in order to increase your chances of being successful? Here are 11 habits that are done by unsuccessful people during long weekends.

Skip Family Time

A long weekend allows you to schedule some time with your family and loved ones. While it is not bad to get away every once in a while and spend some time solo, it is not a great idea to always avoid people. If something is holding you back from connecting with other people, there may be something you need to address.

Sit Around and Stress

You probably need some time to relax and recharge, but unsuccessful people can’t do this. Instead, they sit around feeling miserable instead of relaxing and having a good time.

Waste Money

You don’t want to spend money on things that you really don’t need. Unsuccessful people typically are not great with money-management and therefore end up spending a lot of money during their free time. Making too many impulse buys at once is never a good idea.

If you want to have fun and still keep to your budget, think about some free activities that you can do in town with your friends.

Eat Unhealthy Food

Unsuccessful people usually do whatever they can to avoid exercising and decide to reach for unhealthy foods instead. Because long weekends allow people to have an extended amount of time to sit around and eat junk, people who are unsuccessful typically take advantage of that opportunity.

Never Take a Break

Unsuccessful people use their free time to do work, even if they do not need to. Some people have to work over holiday weekends, and that is fine. However, oftentimes unsuccessful people choose to work when they do not have to which means that they could experience burnout or work addiction soon.

If you have to be productive, schedule specific times during your long weekend to deal with working and then go relax with your loved ones.

Only Think About Work

You need to give your mind a break every once in a while and think about something other than work. It is great if you love your job, but if you are more focused on your job than your family, it may be a problem.


While it is important to relax, it is not a good idea to relax for the entire long weekend. Take the time to tackle some project that has been on the horizon for a while or clean up your house. Do something productive that does not have to do with work so you are not laying around on the couch all day.

Staying Plugged In

It is important to ditch your screens and go outside for a while. Don’t spend your entire weekend on social media. You’ll miss out on seeing your family and friends in real life.

Don’t Go On Adventures

Long weekends are great for road trips or trying new restaurants. Take the opportunity to do something new with your friends or get out of town for a little while and have a new experience.

Don’t Make Plans

While some people are spontaneous enough to live life without making plans, most of us need to plan ahead of time in order to get things done. It is not a bad idea to plan out your long weekend so you can accomplish things and have time to relax as well.

Don’t Value Time

You have to protect your time because it is precious. Successful people know this and therefore defend their schedules, allowing them to finish everything that they want to get done.

Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, allow their long weekends to roll away. They take part in plans that don’t interest them, they sleep all day and regret it, or they plan too many things and end up missing out on something special.

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