While Most us consider the weekend as a time to hang out and relax, exceptionally successful people have a different ideas on their mind, here is how they spend their weekends!
Richard Branson hangs out on his island in the Caribbean
While Branson told The Telegraph he spends half the year traveling the world on business trips, he said he spends the other half on his tiny private Caribbean island, Necker.
“I know I shouldn’t, but I still like to party on Friday nights,” he admitted. The business mogul said he dances until the wee hours of the morning to the sounds of the island’s band, the Front Line, and heads to the crow’s nest on his roof around 2 a.m. to watch the stars.
His morning swim is usually followed by a healthy breakfast of fruit salad or natural muesli, though on occasion he spoils himself with kippers or an English breakfast.
The day’s activities could include tennis, kitesurfing, scuba diving, or hanging out with dolphins and whales in his tiny submarine. But Branson said afternoons are always spent on the beach, oftentimes playing chess with his kids.
Saturday evenings consist of more partying, and Sundays include rock jumping, paddle boarding, and boat races, Branson told The Telegraph
Bobbi Brown spends her Sundays walking, shopping, and socializing with family
she still wakes up around 6:30 a.m. and heads to the kitchen for a green juice and then a double espresso.
The rest of her Sunday, however, is spent meandering the streets of Brooklyn with her husband, brunching and shopping with her kids, and having dinner with some of the extended family.
Jack Dorsey hikes and prepares for the week
Dorsey said he would take Saturday off to hike and spend Sunday focusing on reflections, feedback, strategy, and getting ready for the rest of the week.
Now that he’s back running both companies, there’s a good chance theme days could come in handy again.
Arianna Huffington catches up on email
Though she admits that she likes to go through her inbox on Saturdays, the Huffington Post cofounder has said she never expects a response from her staff.
“If I send an email at 11 at night, it’s to get it off my to-do list, but I don’t expect a reply,” she told Mashable. “And I make that very clear, I don’t expect replies over the weekend.”
Elon Musk spends time with his children
Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has five sons, with whom, he told Mashable, he hangs out on the weekends.
But he also admitted at South by Southwest in 2013 that some of this “quality time” is spent sending emails.
Bill Gates mellows out
During a Reddit AMA last year, the billionaire Microsoft cofounder told readers that he had just spent his weekend watching his daughter ride horses and enjoying some old-fashioned fun.
“Twenty years ago I would stay in the office for days at a time and not think twice about it — so I had energy and naivete on my side,” he said. “Now hopefully I am a bit more mellow but with a little extra wisdom.”
Soledad O’Brien mixes work with pleasure
The journalist wakes on the weekend at 6 a.m. and is in bed by 9 p.m. She often works out, spends time on her charity, and goes horseback riding, she told The New York Times.
Sergey Brin does various acrobatic things
In his spare time, the Google cofounder likes to push his body to the limit in any way he can. This includes roller hockey, ultimate Frisbee, gymnastics, skydiving, and high-flying trapeze.
Adam Nash goes on dates
The Wealthfront CEO said on Quora that he and his wife are big believers in date nights. He says it’s amazing how wonderful a few hours over dinner and drinks can be.
“There really aren’t fixed time boundaries between your professional and personal life,” he explained. “That being said, we are all human, and I think you’ll see that most of the time I spend on weekends is focused on spending time with people. It’s the way I recharge, and it’s also the way I keep perspective.”