Quiet time. Family time. Prep time. It’s the weekend!

To most, weekends are considered the end of the week. To me, it’s the start of a new week, a new beginning.

I love the quiet and solitude of weekend mornings as I awake by 5AM. I use the time to think about possibilities as I catch up on reading, reviewing the many publications, newsletters & blogs to which I subscribe. Weekend afternoons are typically reserved for family time, and/or more quiet time.

Today that will include spending time with our daughter-in-law, Erin as plans come together for her and our grand dogs, Bella & Lola to join our son, Paul in Amsterdam to complete their relocation. Tonight, my wife, Laureen and I will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.

Preparing for the week ahead is reserved for Sunday evenings and typically takes me well into the night. This ensures a stress-free start to the week ahead and goes a long way toward achieving goals. Doing so actually helps plan for free evenings during the week. This allows me to maintain a work/life balance as family commitments & events are firmly in place on my calendar, not to be interrupted by work.

Please share this with others as there are far too many that have a difficult time managing stress and especially so amidst the seemingly endless negative news surrounding us every day.

Here’s to a great day, a super Sunday and a very productive stress-free week ahead. Make it happen. Make it count!

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