I had a hair appointment this afternoon. I was really looking forward to it, and not just because I desperately needed my hair trimmed and colored.
Last week, I was reading my September(?) edition of Women’s Health and saw a headline for “Take Back Your Weekends.” I question the month of the magazine, because I have one more Women’s Health magazine and two Real Simple magazines to read before I’m caught up on my magazine reading. I was so anxious to read that article, and wouldn’t you know that I didn’t have time until I was stuck under a dryer for 20 minutes?
The sentence that caught most of my attention was this:
“We run our lives like seven-day workweeks because we think we can use our weekend time to catch up.”
So. very. true.
Who is reading my blog now that doesn’t treat the weekend like two more weekdays?
I tend to fill my weekend up with chores. I could be spending more evenings doing some of my household chores, but I’m crashing on the couch (or the computer) and waiting for the weekend. I’m not even filling my weekends with fun stuff.
I’m now vowing to try and balance my work life and fun life. I need a little bit of downtime (which I tend to not take until it’s too late and I’ve wasted hours on a Sunday afternoon watching ‘90210’ and ‘Gilmore Girls’ re-runs.)
This is going to take some work. And possibly some lists. I love lists, so maybe that will be okay for me.
It’s time to take back some of my free time, though. Any tips?