I’ve been very lucky in the sense that I can carry on working from home, as I have been for the past 5 years. Yes there’s now different struggles, but I’m able to keep myself busy during the week, writing/styling etc. And if anything, as I’ve become more aware of my working routine, this has made a realise that I need to keep to more of a traditional working time, instead of doing this all hours of the day 7 days a week. We should be taking those days off to just enjoy life and be grateful for what we have. It’s ok to slow things down sometimes.
I really do believe this, but still, in the back of my head is that little bit of dread, ‘what am I actually going to do with myself for two whole days?!’
So, the last two weekends I really just embraced it, I told myself that I wasn’t allowed to work, and it was time for me, and I loved it. This is how I did it:
- Work out – I know, it’s your day off, but it will make you feel like you’ve really done something. And you can ride those endorphins all day long.
- Spring clean – I’ve actually loved doing this! The entire flat, top to bottom. Fresh sheets, windows cleaned inside and out – did you see my new Kartcher window cleaner? It’s amazing! Yes I’m at that age were I love a home gadget.
- Do my hair – This is the one day of the week I actually style my hair. Blow dry, straighten, wave it, whatever makes you feel your best.
- Get dressed – I dress up all week long so that I’m more motivated and focused on work, but the weekends are for me to relax in my comfies. So I’ll throw on a lounge suit, leggings, trackpants, whatever looks like I could have a nap in it.
- By this time its probably around 1/2ish? (I set my alarm 7 days a week so always get up early, yes I’m a morning person)
- Now it’s time to sit on the sofa, with a tea, maybe even have a little nap. We’ve just started watching Ozark which I would definitely recommend, oh and The Affair, and if you haven’t seen Greys Anatomy yet, you must! Or even if you’ve already seen it, do it again. I’m watching it for the third time – yes I’m obsessed and I’m ok with that.
- Nails – This was my one treat, I mean I don’t have my hair coloured, eyebrows or eyelashes done. Having my nails manicured once a fortnight was my pampering hour, but now I’m having to turn that into a self pampering 2/3 hours. It takes a long time to do all your cuticles, shaping, thousand layers of gel and heat, gel and heat. But to be honest, I’m not mad about it, I loved taking that time to try and get them right. Plus I’m going to experiment with other colours, now I know I can redo them myself.
- Open the wine.
- Dinner – Recently we’ve found ourselves branching out from our usual dinners and trying other recipes. Last weekend we tried pizzas from scratch for the first time, making the dough, sauce, toppings and then cooking it on the smoker. It was so much fun!
- FaceTime party – Last weekend we had a quiz night with a few friends and it was so funny. Just to have a drink and laugh with your friends is the best mood lifter. And when everyones internet signal is right, it’s almost like being at the pub with them – almost.
- What didn’t you do yesterday? I know the day went past quickly right! Add it to the list.
- No work out today, it’s my day of rest.
- DIY – that feeling of looking at a freshly painted wall.
- Face mask on. Love Skin Laundry’s sheet mask, and the foil one from Estee Lauder.
- I bake – At the moment I’m baking a triple layered chocolate cake every weekend, and eating it all by Tuesday.
- Tea and cake on repeat.
- Movie day – Sunday’s are meant for all day on the sofa with your duvet, watching a nostalgic film. My go to’s are You’ve Got Mail, 10 Things I Hate About You, Don’t Tell Mum The Babysitters Dead, Father Of The Bride and Mrs Doubtfire.
- Dinner – Sundays are for comfort food, I’ll normally try make a roast or lasagne.
- Games – Scrabble, monopoly, ping pong. We now have a games draw.