It's Sunday. What are you doing? Well, it isn't really Sunday, but this is something that I (Frankie) find very interesting. I love to know how people spend their weekends, or days off work. I'm all over the place with my weekends, but it hasn't always been that way.
Before I started this work from home thing I had a pretty strict routine for my weekends, or days off work. My days off weren't' always Saturday and Sunday. So, whatever day my first day off fell on was cleaning, laundry, shopping, fun day. I would get up early and get the house cleaned, the laundry done, doing the grocery shopping for the week, and then spend the rest of the day going somewhere, visiting family, or just doing something. My second day off was a rest day. I would do as little as I could possibly get away with because I knew the next day started my work week and I wouldn't get a chance to rest for another whole week.
Since I've started working from home that's changed quite a bit. Lots of times I'm doing at least a little work even on my days off. Saturdays are usually spent going to visit my kids and grand ones. Saturdays are awesome and I love them. Sundays have become cleaning, laundry, shopping, and even work days. I spend lots of my Sundays lately trying to catch up on work that I didn't get done the previous week. That sucks. I'm trying to fix this because I really do need my rest day, but I've sort of gotten into this groove and I don't know how to get out of it.
This past weekend was a little different. We visited with family on Friday night. We did shopping and cleaning on Saturday and went to visit more family on Sunday. But, I still did some work Saturday and I came home Sunday night and tried to catch up on posts that I hadn't quite finished for Coffee Talk Consulting. It's not good people. It's got to change.
I'm trying to get my old groove back. My husband hates shopping on Saturday, but I think if we go early enough he may not mind it so bad. Or, maybe I can talk him into going on Friday night and really get it out of the way. Then, Saturday can be spent cleaning the house, doing laundry and having fun. I can get household chores done really early and have plenty of time for visiting with family and other fun stuff. Then, Sunday can go back to being a day of relaxing. Maybe just sitting on the couch all day and binging on Netflix or movies; just chilling.
Oh, but wait! I forgot about work. When am I going to get all the stuff done that I didn’t get done the previous week? I know! I'll either take a few extra minutes during the week to get it done, maybe not play Mahjong until I get those things done, or they will just have to wait until Monday morning. I've got to take my days off back. Rest days, days that you don't even think about work, are necessary and good for the mind and the soul.
How about you? How do you spend your days off? We'd love to hear from you, so comment below and let us know.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.