The Weekend Habits of the Most Successful Female Leaders

Updated 10/11/19

The best leaders in the workforce know it isn't just your performance during the workweek that determines your success. Your weekend habits set the tone for the week ahead. But it isn't just the obvious activities like goal setting, prepping for the upcoming week, or getting ahead on projects and tasks. Just as these habits are important to keeping you on track, a little well-deserved R&R and taking a time-out from the hustle are just as essential setting yourself up for success.

If you're looking for a little inspiration on how to schedule your Saturdays and Sundays, who better to turn to than the most successful female leaders. We've rounded up the weekend habits of the top women in a variety of industries to show there's no one right way to spend your weekend and even the most go-getting individuals sometimes need to take a break from it all to stay successful.

Head below to discover the weekend habits of the most successful female leaders.

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Anna Wintour

Though she has the last word on anything in fashion, Vogue's editor in chief puts fitness first, beginning every day for a 5:45 a.m. hour-long tennis session.

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Sheryl Sandberg

Even though she's the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sandberg knows the importance of unplugging. Each night before sleep she turns off her phone so it doesn't disturb her REM cycles and come the weekend she unplugs even earlier to devote more time to her family.

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Oprah Winfrey

As busy as Winfrey's schedule gets, she always makes the time twice a day to sit in stillness for 20 minutes. Breaking away for time dedicated to calm will help you recenter, rejuvenate, and restore your focus and ability to tackle the tasks ahead.

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Randi Zuckerberg

In a digital world where FOMO (fear of missing out) is rampant, Zuckerberg coined JOMO—or, the Joy of Missing Out. Rather than feeling pressured to fill up your weekend with activities or be sucked into plans, be honest with yourself about your interests, time, and energy levels. A Saturday night spent indoors isn't wasted if it's really where you want to be.

Once you've mastered your weekend, find out how female leaders spend their first hour at work.

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