So as a lot of you know, I used to work in retail for about 13 years. Retail is a tough industry as the weekend is king in sales and often you have to work at least one of those days, if not the full weekend. If you were a store manager like myself, it would be every weekend, meaning you were effectively chained to the store. I missed out on a lot of events, and even couldn’t relax on my days off as I often didn’t get two together.
Now that I have moved into a different career, I am still trying to get used to having weekends. It sounds really weird, but for the first few months I would wake up on a Saturday and stress about how I had to be at work, and then realise that I didn’t have to be anywhere. The best thing is that my anxiety is really subdued down as I now have two days to do whatever I like and get a proper weekend. I’ve gotten to the point that I now get very precious about my weekends, and if I get a weekend that I don’t have to do anything, I proceed to my perfect weekend.
So for this blog, I thought I would talk about my perfect weekend!
I turn off my alarm the night before, and sleep in to catch up on sleep. This is great as I have very busy weeks and often need to catch up on sleep! Usually I will chill out playing games on my phone until I know I need to get up, usually between 9 and 10.
Me and my husband will make a cooked breakfast. I will cook, and he will make the coffee. This is a great start to the day and ensures we are both up and ready for whatever we have planned for the day.
I usually start catching up on housework on a Saturday as I try to do it during the week but often I don’t get to it with everything else going on. This includes getting out in my garden – weeding, mowing my lawn, and taking care of my rose bushes. I often have to condense this but I feel so much better once I have done this particular job as I do love gardening and am learning more each year.
Lunchtime! Usually we would have taken a wander to the supermarket and gotten stuff for lunch, and sit and watch something on Netflix, or if its sunny and warm, sit out in the garden on our picnic bench. We usually discuss what else we are up to that day as we are often both working through our to do lists.
In the afternoon, I usually take some time to relax a bit and play my games, as I am a whirlwind in the morning getting stuff done. Then we might go for a walk, around the streets by our home, and pop into the second hand furniture shop on the way home, as we are always on the hunt for odd bits for our home.
After this, I start probably working working on more intellectual stuff, like writing my blog, photographing content for my Instagram, writing and clearing my emails.
Usually at any given point in the weekend we might have made plans with friends so that will obviously affect whatever we are doing!
Sunday AM – PM
Since I had a big sleep in on Saturday (and obviously if I haven’t been out the night before I will get up and get on with my never ending list. I have a huge list that is always in action so I try to get as much of it done on my days off. I also work on some of my hobbies, such as looking for new projects on Pinterest, compiling my Fashion Scrapbook, reading, and making new playlists for the week ahead. I also get myself ready for the week ahead and figure out what my plans are.
It’s hard being self employed sometimes as you are at the mercy of your email and am always tempted to work. However weekends have become very sacred to me and I make sure I have the right balance of work and play as I do tend to get bored!
What’s your favourite weekend plans?
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