Leap Year Lesson #303: A Mid-Week Day of Rest May Hit the Spot

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Work-Life Balance
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Wednesday is frequently referred to as hump day because it gets you over the hump in the work week.  Instead of work today, though, I decided to take the day (mostly) off to rest and do as I pleased.

After taking care of the dog early, I went back to bed for much of the morning until two phone calls awakened me for good.  I read and studied a little on personal matters of interest and will do a little more tonight.  I enjoyed the comfort food of Linda’s cherry cheesecake she made yesterday.  I thought about getting that phone upgrade I’m planning, but decided doing so would then force me to spend the rest of the day with the technical hassle of switching phones, installing apps, updating contacts, entering data, etc. – not exactly the day of rest I envisioned, so that will have to wait for another day.  I still chose to work about three hours off and on.

The only thing not under my control is having to answer the door tonight and hand out candy to the neighborhood kids who come by for Halloween.  I could be the grumpy old man on the block and not do it or just put a basket of candy out trusting that the first few won’t take it all, but I need to be more neighborly than that.

If the purpose of a hump day is to help you feel like you’re almost there, like it’s all downhill from here to the end of the work week, then I can think of no better way to re-energize than to just take some time off, to rest, and to do as you please in the middle of the week.  Long weekends are always good, of course, but breaking up the work week into two two-day periods is a pretty good solution as well.  I’ll keep that in mind as I look to use up a lot of vacation days accrued.

It was a good day of rest.  I hope your day was good as well.

Leap year lesson #303 is A mid-week day of rest may hit the spot.

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