You’re certainly not alone in thinking that the weekend often just couldn’t come around soon enough, and you’ll likely start thinking about the weekend as soon as Monday rolls around. The weekend allows you to claw back some time to yourself and enjoy your few days off from having to work. The weekend can feel like it flies past, so make sure you’re making the most of your time off and engaging in the activities you want. If you’ve worked tirelessly through the week, then you’re probably going to want to recharge your batteries and have some fun keeping busy with friends and family.
Surprisingly, you can feel refreshed when you’ve had a busy weekend filled with fun activities and socializing. Keeping busy and really enjoying yourself gets you feeling positive despite having to return to work on Monday. This feeling comes about when you’ve fulfilled all the things you’d been dreaming about doing during the week but couldn’t because of work engagements. With this in mind, plan a weekend of entertainment and begin to see how it feels not to resent your job. Entertain yourself by booking tickets to see a theater show or a sports game through, for example. Try and book early to maximize your chances of getting a small crowd of friends to attend with you, and before their diaries begin to fill up over the coming weeks.
Make A To-Do List
Making and planning a to-list is going to help you manage your time and to be more productive. You can create your list early on in the week to use it as an incentive to push on through tasks and to clear up your weekend time. Make a list and color code what you absolutely wish to do, the activities you’d like to do, and those listed as relatively non-urgent. It would help if you tried not to overcomplicate your list and keep it as short as you can. If you have a long list to get through, then make a weekday list and then solely for the weekend. Your weekend list should be free from tasks like cleaning and shopping, as these can be performed before the weekend gets underway.
Do Chores During The Week
Try and do your chores and housework during the week instead of the weekend. Tell yourself that you’ll complete one-fifth of the housework on each night of the week. This way, you’ll have completed all of your chores on Friday night. If you know that you’ll be too busy to complete these tasks after work, then set some time in the morning to do them. By splitting your chores into parts, you’ll then have the entire weekend to enjoy, and you can tell yourself. If implementing this routine is out of the question, then get the most time-consuming tasks out of the way before Saturday morning. Complete your chores during the week, and with any luck, the weekend will be entirely yours.