Guilt. That’s what I feel if I’m not being productive. During the week, I work a full-time job that I enjoy very much. Each day, I tackle my workload and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
On the weekend is where I struggle. I realize the weekend should be the time to enjoy ourselves, spend time with family and friends and relax. In my mind, relaxation means laziness.
I envy people who can spend a rainy Saturday reading a book all day or watching classic movies. I want to be that person, but I realize I’m not and wonder if I ever can be that person. I always have a list of what I want to accomplish whether it’s household chores, writing projects or studying.
On Saturday morning, I feel I have to accomplish as much as I can in the next two days and often go back to work Monday feeling tired. I admit, even though my body is tired, I feel good that I got so much done, but at some point, our bodies need rest.
Is it difficult for you to put your projects aside and just relax?