Stop living for the weekends and start living

Today, like every Friday, I’m receiving an alarming amount of tweets on the lines of “tgif!” “weekend is near”. This focus on living only in the weekends is starting to freak me out. Why do we only live on the weekends? Probably because we have full control our own time. But this won’t work in the long run, we can’t spend 71% of our adult lives waiting to live. We need to find a balance to live and work in the same days.

  • If you hate your job, get a new one. Find something you enjoy doing and never settle for something less.
  • Don’t work long hours. Work towards goals and achievements. If you can make things happen, point them out to your boss and state that you’ll come in later or leave earlier when you can. Because living is important to you and your work.
  • If you have children, spouses or situations that you can’t change. Make sure you live with them. Maybe you can do things with your children that you will enjoy as well as them.

Whatever we do, we can’t live only in the weekends. We can’t spend 5 days out of 7 looking forward to a short burst of life. We need to squeeze more time out of the days we have already.

So this Monday, why not do something fun?