In my last post, Why I Stopped Living Just for the Weekend, I explain why and how I’ve decided to stop living for the weekend. Though, I admit, it can be difficult not to anxiously anticipate when you won’t be on someone else’s clock. I can still appreciate the end of the workweek for what it is—my time!
Those days off allows us to remove the mask, and be who we want to be. Let’s be honest the person that we project ourselves to be at work isn’t the person we really are to the core. Ok, I’ll speak for myself on that one.
However, those days off allow us to recharge and be our more ‘comfortable’ selves. The weekend can give us a little something extra to look forward to that we are less inclined or able to do during the workweek. That personal time allows us to focus on maintaining special connections, like attending a kid’s soccer game, celebrating a milestone with friends, travelling, cuddling up with your spouse, or simply enjoying some good ol’ alone time.
Yes, every day is a blessing, but those days off are undoubtedly special. I’m sure those days are appreciated more so by those who work long hours. In some places and possibly due to circumstances, it is not unusual to be off on Sunday only. I can imagine how cherished that one day is, which makes me appreciate my two-consecutive days off more so. As much as we want to work to live, many of us live to work, and any reprieve from the everyday rigmarole is a welcomed one.
I love my days off just like that next person, but there is certainly far more to do than living for the weekend. It is meant to be used productively and enjoyed.
I enjoy travelling, and though I don’t have the time or money for a big vacation, I decided to take a day trip to New York City. I literally was in NYC for eight hours, but I had just enough time to meet friends and take in some sights. I am not crazy about big cities, so I timed it just right to get my full of the sprawling city before I had enough. Thankfully, I had Sunday to get myself together before heading back to the office on Monday. Nevertheless, it gave me that something extra to look forward to and it came about simply because I wanted it too, and so I made it happen.
There is a lot we are not able to do, but there is a lot more we can do (perhaps, using some creativity) with what we already have.
Enjoy each day, and make the best of YOUR time!
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