Friday just flew by. And now you packed up your briefcase with folders and ran out the door at 7 PM. You're planning to do some work this weekend to catch up before Monday rolls around and you're behind the eight ball. First — Do you really need to bring the work home? Or do you need to be 'superhumanly' productive to succeed at work? Do you find that you ALWAYS bring work home? Make the hard choice - what would happen if you left those folders at work? Try it - you'll like it. Bottom line - you don't HAVE to bring them home EVERY weekend.
Second — Can you attack the work first thing Saturday morning? Get up at 6 AM and work until 9 AM - a three full hours. Then you have the rest of the weekend to relax and enjoy yourself. If you are like most people, you bring the work home and let it sit until Sunday evening and worry about it all weekend. Don't do that - attack it first thing and then have fun.
Third — Can you streamline your work down to a manageable hour? Instead of just diving into your work and watching the hours tick by - what is the most important thing that needs to be done and can it be finished within one hour? When we have an unspecified amount of time to work, we tend to meander and waste a lot of time. Give yourself a set amount of time (1-2 hours) and see how much you really can get done under a strict deadline.