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6. They make an effort to be active

If you’re already working out a couple of times a week, it can be tempting to take the weekend as “rest days” but the world’s most successful people always make sure to get in a workout—or at least some active rest—on Saturday and Sunday.

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8. Prep for the week ahead

Finally, successful people don’t even acknowledge what we refer to as the “Sunday Scaries,” instead, they get straight to work strategizing and planning out the coming week in order to hit Monday fully prepared ready to go.

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5. Make time for Hobbies and interests

Sir Richard Branson, for example, spends his weekends rock climbing, while Bill Gates once shared that he likes to spend a quiet evening playing Bridge.

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7. Volunteer their time

While it might seem like most of the world’s successful people spend their time working on themselves and their business ventures, a recent study by author Tom Corley found that 73 percent of wealthy individuals volunteer for five or more hours per month.

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3. Make time for loved ones

Being successful does not mean being busy all the time. All successful people have one thing in common: they make time for loved ones and foster a sense of community

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2. Catch up on sleep

Getting up early does not mean that you do not get enough sleep. Most successful people ensure that they get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep by going to bed early and rising early

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4. Make room for meditation

Meditation helps reduce stress and anxiety while fostering a better creative flow

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1. Wake up early

Early mornings are quite the opposite of a busy day and hence gives us a chance to get more done in a focussed way

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  • Get up early
  • Get enough sleep
  • Spend time with family
  • Meditate
  • Indulge in Hobbie and interests
  • Are active
  • Volunteer
  • Prep for the week ahead

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