I have been self-employed for over a decade, and as such, I often have Fridays (or any other day of the week) off. But still, there’s something about a Friday afternoon that makes me feel freer and more relaxed, and I look forward to the weekend.
I give myself extra leeway on weekends – I can lie around reading or watching TV or movies when I feel guilty for doing that during the week, I sleep in without feeling lazy, and there’s the extra treat that my husband brings me a cup of tea in bed most Saturdays and Sundays. If we’re ever going to have pancakes or waffles for brunch, it happens on a weekend.
Mondays though, don’t bother me now. I like them – they’re the day I can get back into a routine, exercise, go places free of crowds. And it’s even better today, because the kids are finally back at school. The malls and non-CBD cafes and movie theatres and beaches will revert to their usual, non-crowded spaces – tranquil, even.