For me the answer to that question usually has been “try to cram in as much as you can that didn’t happen during the week”. Usually that’s revolved around chores, running errands, etc. But after 3 years of work-from-home, and being pretty comfortable with the idea that won’t change (my team is scattered all over the US so being in the office for me would have no benefit), I am slowly trying to change how I am approaching getting things done.

I am fortunate to have the ability to do most things during the work week and now I block off time during the day as required to do chores, run errands, etc. On my team at work the most important thing is “are we getting our stuff done?”, when that happens is far less important which is a blessing. I’m trying to rework my days from the decades-old practice of ‘“9-5” is for work’ to “work when you feel the energy to get those tasks done”. It’s a hard mindshift to make after working the “traditional” way for so long. It has been necessary though as of late with elder care coming into play which really affects my energy levels at any given time. My elder care situation isn’t even that challenging compared to what others have to deal with but it is a huge source of stress.

So now for me Saturdays are becoming my day of the week to unwind and completely relax. I don’t plan anything. Moving forward the idea is that Saturdays are for pure enjoyment, whether that be working on music, writing, or just sitting on my butt doing absolutely nothing at all.

What do you do with your Saturdays?