Today, I spent my day with my family. We visited my brother-in-law and simply took some rest, without worrying about anything. Like no deadlines are here and my to-do list isn’t breaking at its seams.
And I have to tell you that I needed this day. Quality time with my husband and son put me in a much better mood. So here is one more adjustment to be made to my planning system, which is to keep my Saturdays off. And I know it isn’t going to be easy at first, at least till I will catch up with my tasks. One day off every week means that I have to schedule tasks for other days of the week. But it will also provide me with great motivation throughout the week. And let’s be honest, I have to learn to make realistic plans, so as a human I need this one day that I am going to look forward to.
However, I haven’t forgotten who I am and I have decided on some rules regarding my day off:
- No thinking about stuff to be done (or could have been done, if I weren’t taking a day off)
- Fully focused on my family and I
- The only thing I can do at the end of the day is to plan for the next day (but I can leave it and plan in the morning on Sunday)
- Adding a task on Wednesday to plan Saturday’s activities (or creating a list with all family-friendly things to do in our area)
And our plans don’t have to be too elaborate. It can be just having a picnic or visiting a museum or our family. What is important to spend this time together and make our bond even stronger?
And this is it for today’s post. If you have some ideas about what can we do on our day off, feel free to let me know in the comment section. And I’ll see you in my next post.