Co-workers who don’t know better ask me this question every week, and my answer is always the same: “As little as possible.”
And I mean it. I take my weekend rest very seriously. I need serious introverting time on the weekends to make up for all the professional extroverting I do during the week.
I do sometimes enjoy an outing to the library or a bookstore. If the weather is nice, I might take a walk. I will certainly hold cats and do some reading and write a letter or two and watch TV (my current show is Call My Agent on Netflix; I love it so much and I only have 2 episodes left!).
This weekend is extra special because today is the first day of spring break. Today is all about decompression, but I have been thinking about how I’d like to spend this precious week.
I’ve decided to do a social media and phone detox because my attention span needs serious rehabilitation. Last night, I slept with my phone in another room for the first time… ever? I’m hoping the urge to scroll Twitter passes within a day or two. It’s mostly my parasocial relationships with Internet cats I will miss anyway.
I’ve got a large stack of books and plan to go the library and bookstore to add to the pile because there is no such thing as too many books.
I might clean off my desk and determine if I’m a puzzle person. I did buy two very cute ones during an after-Christmas sale but haven’t made space or time to put them together. What does one do when one puts together a puzzle? Listen to music? Play a podcast or audiobook? Enjoy the silence? Much as I crave silence, I do notice myself then trying to fill it somehow.
I do have a couple of big work projects to complete, and I will sweeten those upcoming deadlines with trips to the coffee shop with my laptop. Working at a coffee shop is just the kind of outing that qualifies as restful over spring break.
(There are 4 cats in this photo).
Today’s slice was inspired by this post written by Susan Kennedy at Reflections from a Coach.
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