Finding that balance between a completely activity-filled weekend and one that is much more practically productive can be super tough, at least for me. With the work week being so long and exhausting, it can often be hard to accomplish those little errands, which means that they all get pushed off to the weekend. But, if you spent all weekend running those little errands, you’d have no chance to explore, hang out with friends, see a movie, get your nails done, the list goes on and on. So how do you find that sweet spot? You know, the one where you can have your cake and eat it too? Here’s how I do it.
Fridays are about fun. Since I work in San Francisco but live in Oakland, I try to stay in San Francisco after work and meet up with friends for drinks. Or, I try to see a concert on Friday nights.
Then, I typically try to reserve Saturdays for being out and about, whatever that may mean. Whether it’s a hike with my boyfriend, a drive out to Sonoma, or a visit to my best friend’s apartment, I try to ensure that I am out of the house for most of the day.
As for Sundays, I try to block off two Sundays a month that are strictly about me—maybe I need to get my hair cut or perhaps I just want to lay in bed all day catching up on TV and reading magazines. Or, maybe I want to sleep in and take back-to-back yoga classes for the better portion of the afternoon. Whatever it is, those Sundays are about me and making sure that I am rested and refreshed for the week ahead.
The remaining two Sundays can be a balance of fun and errands. If I have a ton to do that month, then maybe both become about errands and checking things off my list. But if it is a freer month, then that opens up the time for more plans with girlfriends, or more exploring.
So there you have it—a nice balance between work and play during your weekends.