Coming off a nice relaxing weekend, I’m contemplating what decisions led to that and what might lead to more relaxing weekends.

First off, I think the most important one is that I take Sundays off from writing. I think it’s good to have at least one day where I’m allowed to just relax and not think about work in whatever form it comes. Will there be times when I can’t take Sundays off from writing? Maybe. But I know that if I have it firmly planted in my mind that Sundays are writing-free days, it’ll be easier to keep to it later. I might have to work harder the other days of the week to allow for it, but it’s worth it.

Second, I’ve often contemplated making Saturdays permanent writing-free days too. Quite often Saturdays become my day to get everything done that didn’t get done in the week. And when that happens, it’s suddenly 11 at night and I need to get to bed.

Third, I try not to stick to a schedule too much on the weekends. Other than church, nothing is planned unless it’s tickets to a movie. Or a rodeo or play or something. (I’m a girl of many likes.)

Lastly, I do my best to eliminate guilt from my weekends. Guilt over not doing this or doing that, etcetera. When I’m relaxing, it’s because I need it. And I refuse to feel guilty for that.

Because the true meaning of weekend is resting from your everyday labors and commitments, if you ask me.

What’s your favorite thing about weekends?

(P.S. Why do weekends have to be so short?)