Now we understand what a tragedy it is to work on a weekend. Work in general is very stressful (unfortunately) and a working weekend only adds to your woes. We very hopefully and with a childlike smile wait for the weekend to arrive but for what? For only to be “awarded” with a working weekend! Now that undeniably sucks. But it is what it is. When work calls, you respond. There’s no way AROUND it. But there definitely are ways to deal WITH it.
If All Your Weekends Are Working
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It is not necessarily a bad news. A lot of people prefer division of work as well as leisure in all days of the week. If you think about it, it is a great idea. Every day you do appropriate amount of work and then every day you also get time to go out, have fun, play or do whatever you want! It is a unique balance, something we have never really thought of. You don’t have to be crazily consumed with work on Monday to Friday. Your work gets divided to all seven days giving you some personal time on each day of the week. Working a little every day of the week and getting time for leisure too can be extremely satisfying, both personally and professionally.
Know Your Limits And Fight For It
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Setting limits for yourself helps provide balance to your overall lifestyle. As a professional, you might sometimes have to commit your weekends to work. But, you should set a time limit for yourself especially when it comes to a working weekend. Do not overwork or overstay at the office. Give your mind some time to relax. Save some time for your family, friends, or just yourself even on a working weekend. Communicate your time limits to your manager/employer/clients and fight for it. Work is important but even your work life should have rules. Rules that do not let your work life ruin your life!
I hope you do not have to work on weekends. But if you really have to, I hope you now know how to deal with it!