I’m so happy it’s the long weekend! It’s funny that a day off from work that happens every year always seem to creep up and surprise me. This time because of some things at work, I knew that we have Monday off, but still, the free day doesn’t seem to sink in until Saturday comes around. I don’t really have any plans but just the thought of a free day gets me in a good mood. Maybe it’s the anticipation or open possibilities of things that we can do that excite me… even the option of doing nothing but catch up on TV shows is a positive.
In the not-too-distant past I used to have a more negative frame of mind when I have a free day. Maybe not really negative per se, but I would kind of feel like I would be wasting time or missing an opportunity unless I have something planned. These days I like to just enjoy the fact that there is no plan. It’s ok not to have everything worked out in advance!
I think I may have mentioned something like this before regarding vacation planning (more specifically the lack of planning), but now I also like when it happens on a smaller scale, such as just a single day off. It’s a nice change of outlook and the stress reduction is amazing. Life’s too short to be stressed all the time! And taking time off just relaxing and reducing stress it definitely time well-spent!