No Work Weekend

This weekend is a ‘no-work-weekend’ for me. I’ve made a choice not to check email, or respond to certain professional requests. I’m available for emergencies, but hopefully we have no emergencies. 

So far today, I have:

  1. Cleaned the bathrooms
  2. Mowed the lawn
  3. Painted the basement
  4. Cleaned and vacuumed the house (upstairs and basement) 
  5. Painted some baseboards

It might be a no-work-weekend, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not working. I’m put in more hours today than a regular work-day. But even a no-work-weekend like this is invaluable. It is a vacation from the routine. A weekend like this gives you a sense of control and forward motion in your personal life. And it gives your brain a chance to rest and think about every other part of your life. 

A no-work-weekend might not mean “no work,” but it can mean a very restful weekend none-the-less.