Thursday, February 27, 2020
This is a topic I have put a great deal of thought into – the weekend! I use my brain power for the important things., right? Of course each season of life is different; you may have to do what works for you in the given season with the age of your kids, your spouse’s work schedule, etc. I remember when I actually looked forward to Monday mornings because my weekends were so intense with infant twins. Each season will pass if you are currently in a hard season.
These are things I try to do and have found really work for me:
-Do some errands during the week so that Saturday isn’t all about errands.
-Do one load of laundry each week day. I don’t do this right now. But, I do try to start laundry Friday after school to get a jump on it. I hope that when my mudroom next to my kitchen contains my washer and dryer that this will be easier to do!
-Make Friday night dinner automatic: pizza, sandwiches, etc. Come up with an easy tradition.
-Go out on Friday to make the most of your weekend. I have trouble with this sometimes because I’m tired. Sometimes I will simply do a happy hour and then bring food home. Sometimes I will meet my husband on his way home. I’m always glad I did something!
-Divide the weekend into 5 sections and try to do one thing during each section.
Section 1: Friday night
Section 2: Saturday before noon
Section 3: Saturday afternoon or evening
Section 4: Sunday before noin
Section 5: Sunday afternoon
I can’t remember where I heard that tip but I liked it.
-Try to make the weekend feel different than the week. Light a candle. Drink an afternoon coffee.
-This is a hard one… don’t spend your Sunday thinking about work on Monday. What works for me is to take a little chunk of time either Saturday or Sunday morning to do some work. That way it is off my plate and I can relax. The last two weeks I have worked really hard to prepare for Monday before I left school Friday and that has been so good for me!
-Try to do at least one social thing. I read about events on Facebook or elsewhere and pencil them in my calendar I’m case I can make it work.
-Make errands more fun by doing them as a family or as a couple. Or do an errand on the way to something more fun.
What makes it a good weekend for you?
What are your best tips?