Do you have a weekend mindset? The weekend is almost upon us, if you consider weekend to be from Friday night through Sunday. When I was a kid I really looked forward to the weekend, because it meant no school. The #5MFW word for today is weekend.
The funny thing is when I was younger my brothers and I would often get up even earlier on Saturdays than we did on school days. Saturday always seemed like such a long day but with plenty of time to play. Of course there were also chores.
Nowadays with my husband retired the weekend doesn’t seem much different than the other days of the week. The only difference is that we go to church on Sundays. So everyday we could slip into a weekend mindset, if we aren’t careful.
We stay up way too late at night watching something on Netflix. Then it is hard to wake up the next morning so we sleep late. It becomes a habit that feels like we’re stuck in a rut and can’t get out. That kind of schedule is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
A ROUTINE CAN HELP
I have heard that humans function better when we do have some sort of routine. Since my husband is retired we need a relaxed schedule. It allows for changes but still keeps us on track. It should include a balance of rest, work and leisure.
We do not have that as yet, but I want to make it a reality. This is one reason I chose 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle as my theme for #write31days. We are nearing the end of the third week of this series.
Maybe we can get out of our weekend mindset and establish some good routines.. Maybe we can get out of our weekend mentality and establish some good routines to help with all areas of life.
My new habits of morning devotions, exercise and drinking plenty of water are well on the way. Now I will concentrate on finishing well by adding menu planning and a working schedule by the end of the month.
Our upcoming weekend is special as our oldest daughter and kids are coming after school on Friday. We are making pizza for supper and then face pancakes for breakfast on Saturday. I love spending extra time with family!
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
*I took all the photos on my walk this afternoon*
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