08/31/2013 10:08 am ET

You Need To Relax This Weekend. Here's How.


If you're planning to get ahead on next week's workload this holiday weekend, we're here to offer a really crucial word of advice: Don't.

If you really want to be productive, you'll take the three-day weekend to unplug and recharge. The most successful people know to use their weekend for relaxation, quality time with loved ones and -- yes -- fun.

Remind your inner workaholic that this is important for your career: When you detach from your work over the weekend, you’ll actually be giving your brain the chance to recover from a stressful workweek and avoid the dreaded burnout. Come Tuesday, you'll be better prepared to tackle that inbox.

Unsure how to spend the coming days unplugged? HuffPost Healthy Living readers share some fantastic ways to enjoy their Labor Day Weekend -- sans the labor -- in the slideshow below.

The Best Ways To Guarantee A Stress-Free Weekend

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