I feel disappointed with myself for having HUGE expectations from my weekends
I wonder if any of you would relate to this. I POWER through the week, sometimes working feverishly through 16+ hour days, with only very essential food/stretch breaks. Of course, I am not even aware of this pattern. I've launched myself into my work and am in so deep that I don't even know I am overworked. Come Friday morning and I feel like I'm crashing - mentally, physically, emotionally - and find it most difficult to focus on my work...just on Fridays!
And all of a sudden there it is - the prospect of a magical weekend! I start piling a whole bunch of expectations on my weekends.
My weekend will be full of self-care. I will read that book I couldn't during the week. I will cook a fancy meal, or bake. I'll get some binge watching time on Netflix. I will go on a hike with my husband. I will be relaxed and happy and carefree. My new art project starts this weekend. I'll complete that personal learning course this weekend...I will conquer the world this weekend!
But when the weekend arrives, it's all anticlimactic. I barely get anything done. Thanks to how my week passed, when weekends arrive I find myself too numb to be able to do anything new, too physically exhausted to work, too mentally exhausted to be creative, and so on. The biggest highlight of the weekend is junk food binge eating (far from binge watching a series). When I look back at my weekends, it's like watching an anticlimactic scene unfold in slow motion! 😀 This makes me disappointed with myself and the weekend. And by the time I am ready for a Monday, I feel like I achieved nothing. Am I the only one experiencing this?
I think I've had enough of this! So I've decided to make a conscious change. It's a Friday and I am feeling distracted as usual and can't stop thinking about Saturday and Sunday. But this time:
- I've decided to use this day (Friday) to work on things/reading I could not get done during the week. So Fridays are for me to improve myself at my work, instead of adding to a to-do list!
- I have NO EXPECTATIONS from myself and from my weekend.
- I will take it as it comes and make sure I get enough sleep, rest, and nutrition.
- I will, however, squeeze in some quality time for my family, my cat, any one hobby or activity that helps me truly unwind.
- I will remind myself to take it easy! [this is a big one]
- Most importantly, I won't be hard on myself if nothing goes according to plan this weekend!
This was my weekend prequel story.
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