Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to Reclaim your Weekdays

If you're like me, you live for the weekends. You plan social things and date nights and crafty projects and new recipes.... and you try to cram all of that living into two little days. Friday night is the top of the roller coaster. Sunday nights you sadly step off the ride (and eye that looooong line to get back on).

I was thinking recently... what if I could make the weekdays a little more fun? What if life could be reclaimed Monday through Thursday? Even a little bit? 

The key for me is having something to look forward to. Here are some little things you can plan to look forward to, even on a weekday:

  1. Trying a new recipe
  2. Actually printing out one of those free printables you've been pinning on Pinterest
  3. Calling a friend on the phone to chat for a little bit
  4. Wear a new accessory, or a new outfit
  5. Send a loved one some good old-fashioned snail mail
  6. Get up 30 minutes earlier and make yourself some pancakes - even if it's from a mix
  7. Color in a coloring book (such a FUN de-stresser.... I promise!)
  8. Paint your toenails a new color
  9. Pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your way home from work
  10. Style your hair differently (I love looking up hair tutorials on Pinterest, don't you?)
  11. Do something nice for someone else
  12. Try a new drink at your favorite coffee place
  13. Eat dessert first 
  14. Take your lunch break outside
  15. Take a walk around the block with your hubby!
What about you? Any tips and tricks to share for making weekdays more fun?


  1. great tips! I love making breakfast on the weekends- pancakes, waffles, baking muffins or something other than cereal during the week!

  2. I love this Sarah. It's so all of your ideas.:)

  3. This is fantastic! Just what I need to read. I pack so much into the weekend, and I work all night after my full-time job during the week. Great list!!/MandyCrandell

  4. I love all your ideas Sarah!! It's true sometimes we wait til the weekend to do all the "fun" stuff.

    I try even on busy days to take 30 mins to do something I want to do, as opposed to, have to do. I'll set the timer and read, sew, surf the net, maybe even turn on the tv, etc...just a little time away from the every day tasks seems to make the rest of the day better. :-)

  5. Great ideas! Love the snail mail idea!