Chris Dixon had an interesting post up about what the smartest people do on the weekends. It's quite short but had me thinking as well about what I spend my time on. Further, it had me wondering what other people were doing and how my weekend activities have changed over the years.
In addition to my regular routine, which tends to be the same most days, my weekends aren't about "relaxing". My almost daily routine, including weekends, always involves sports of some sort as well as walking the dog nowadays. This still leaves a ton of time to get other stuff done on Saturday and Sunday......I sleep max 6 to 7 hours and get up by 6am the latest, even on weekends.
I have to admit that since starting Liquid Labs, a lot more of my work has spilled over into weekend time. Nevertheless, I don't see this as a negative. I find that I can concentrate far better if I set aside a specific amount of time to bang stuff out. Further, I tend to leave the majority of long reads for weekends as well. I prefer to sit for a couple hours and digest everything I've saved to Pocket. Finally, I try to usually blog on weekends if I'm up for it but it's definitely not a set routine.
One thing which has changed though is that I find myself far more often on the road when it comes to weekends. Be it Barcamps, Startup Weekends or a multitude of other events, things spill over. Often it's a Friday and a Saturday, bridging the two. Funny about this fact is that I did far less of this as a VC and technically would of thought that as an entrepreneur, it would be far less so. The exact opposite has turned out to be the case.
I discover the most inspiring stuff interacting with other entrepreneurs and find myself "giving back" far more. Most of the stuff people are interested in revolves around the VC field. I still get a laugh out of the fact that I've probably given far more direct advice about VC in the year and half of not being a VC than I did as a VC. For me, at least, it has turned out to be the best use of my time when it comes to weekends. How are you spending your time?