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Because I work from home, a work/life balance can be a challenge. When you work in the exact same room where you relax, your brain can get some mixed messages. It also doesn’t help that I’m a bit of a workaholic by nature…

So this is how my weekends normally go:

Friday, I fantasize. I’m tired, but I have a certain number of hours left to work (read: time when I’m alone without interruption) and am determined to make the most of them. I spend all of Friday writing hard and looking forward to my weekend off, which I’m sure I’ll thoroughly enjoy. Netflix. Naps! It’ll be glorious.

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Saturday, I’m in denial. My brain hasn’t turned off yet from my writing week. It’s hard to just stop, and I figure that if I can do a bit more writing, I’ll be able to get ahead and it will be a good thing, right? Unfortunately, Saturday is also busy, and my time goes into my family, cooking, groceries, etc. But before I go to sleep Saturday night, I make a secret vow to sneak off and write on Sunday. And every single Saturday, I’m positive that I’ll follow through on that.

Sunday, I crash. I don’t care how fervent that Saturday night vow was, I’m wiped come Sunday morning. I put my feet up, and all those Friday afternoon fantasies come into fruition: Netflix and napping. Period.

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So how about you? Do you transition into a restful weekend a little more gracefully than I do?

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