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31 Days: Weekend

Today is actually the start of my weekend. I work a 9/80 schedule, which means I get every other Friday off. It is the favorite part of my job. Having every other week as a three-day weekend is magical. I can get so much done on that Friday off or I can get absolutely nothing done and recharge on my couch.

I don't even notice the extra hour I work every day to get this awesome benefit. Sometimes though, I'm in a panic on how to get everything done in a four-day work week. I want to start working smarter to alleviate that panic. The best way to do that would be to avoid the click holes I fall into while scanning my Facebook feed. The internet is a dangerous thing, you turn to your computer screen and before you know it, you look up and it's almost lunch time.

I could also gain hours in my day by getting to work on time. My day is supposed to start at 7:30am but it has been drifting closer to 8:00am lately. That is two hours of work time I am losing in a four-day week. That's no way to relieve panic.

I want to be able to enjoy my weekend, all three days of it. I want it to feel like life is a party from Thursday at 5 until Sunday at bedtime. Working smarter will help me achieve that goal.


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