My Weekend Routine

Ahh, the weekend. There's nothing quite like a couple of days off after a long week of work. While I don't structure my weekends in any rigid kind of sense, I do have a bit of a routine. In my life, my weekends begin on Friday night.

After a long week of work, writing, meetings, and taking care of household tasks; I love nothing better than to sit back and relax on a Friday night. I need to be "on" during the week so I rarely drink, but Friday evenings I drink some beer, listen to music, and stay off of social media for the most part.

During the work week, I wake up between 4:30 - 5:00 a.m., but on Saturdays, I sleep in a little bit. While I still tend to wake up around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, it's still a few hours later than I would normally get to sleep but still early enough for me to have the house to myself. My family doesn't tend to wake up until after 9:00 a.m. so this gives me a few peaceful hours alone. I make a pot of coffee and pick up the house while it's brewing. Then, I sit down at my computer with a cup of my fresh brew and work on my writing stuff. Somewhere around noon, I shut down my computer, shower, and do something. Depending on the weather, or my mood, I will either hike, go to some event, visit friends, or sit around and relax. In the evenings, I usually have a good time with friends either at my house or theirs and occasionally will go out.

On Sundays, I usually sleep later than any other day of the week. I try to stay in bed until 9, but sometimes I don't. I have a similar morning routine on Sunday as I do on Saturday in that I make coffee and spend a bit of time at my computer, but I typically work on things related to the organization I'm involved with. After a couple of hours or so, I start working on chores that I need to get done. I'll work on laundry, clean house, prep food for the week, clean my makeup brushes, and maybe run some errands. Again, depending on the weather, I might also get outside for a walk or a hike, or visit with friends.

While my weekends usually go like this most of the time, sometimes they don't, and I think that's true of anyone. I think what I strive for every weekend are those amazingly wonderful, peaceful, few hours in the mornings where I can relax. I can stay in my pajamas, drink coffee at my leisure, and not have to rush around getting ready to go anywhere. The work week is all about rigid structure so having that quiet, unhampered downtime does wonders for my mental health.

How about you? What is your weekend routine like? Let me know in the comments.




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