Every weekend I try to spend a focused 1.5 hours doing the following:
Review past week’s calendar (meetings, deadlines)
Review past week’s ‘Today’ notebook in Evernote
Plan the coming week and review my ‘Next’ notebook in Evernote
Plan next week’s calendar based off my ‘Next’ notebook
Then I look at my life mission statement and see what I can do the coming week, as well as what sidetracked me during the week just finished.
This routine keeps me focused on what is important. I like having a plan, so knowing what I need and want to accomplish in the coming week tends to keep the stress levels down as well.
If you do it early enough, it really helps make the weekend more enjoyable.
Give it a try