I just lived through my very first full-fledged weekend in almost a year, and it was incredible.
As you may have noticed, ever since last June I have been working six days a week. A majority of the time I could deal, but after a while, it really started to get to me. As a result of not having enough time to decompress and rest on the weekends, I began feeling sick, getting headaches way too frequently and overall feeling really blah. I knew I had to change something up quick, which is why I was so thrilled to end my four day a week job with its long hours and no time off to begin my two day a week work from home job that I think will actually help me in my career.
Last week was the first in my new situation, meaning this past Saturday and Sunday made up my first full weekend. It was so glorious. So, below I bring you five ways to make your weekend a glorious one.
One: Sleep in. It might be a no-brainer, but those extra few hours of sleep are really important. Especially if you don’t sleep well during the week — which is usually what happens to me.
Two: Eat breakfast (and lunch, and as many meals as possible) in bed. It’s great to indulge every once in a while by treating yourself to food in bed — but watch the crumbs! I think this stems from the inexcusable amount of love I have for my bed, but whatever.
Three: Hang out with friends. I was lucky enough to grab lunch and dinner Saturday with one of my best friends from college. She was only in town for the weekend, and I hadn’t seen her in a couple of months, so being able to catch up was essential.
Four: Do something you love. In addition to running the errands we needed to (getting your oil changed is very important, btdubs), my boyfriend and I made sure to see a movie this weekend. Bridesmaids was a great way to celebrate my first Saturday off!
Five: Unplug from work. I did not check or respond to a work email all weekend. I made sure that I got the most out of my two days because this weekend was really about relaxing and celebrating not being at work. And the world didn’t end because I replied to emails Monday at nine, so I figured everything would be okay.
I hope you all had as fantastic a weekend as I did, and if you did anything extra special, let me know!