Why look forward to the weekend?

Looking forward to the weekend is everyone’s favorite thing to do. As soon as the week starts, you begin waiting for it to end. And when it ends, you dread the next week starting. Frustration for not having enough time to yourself makes you feel a sense of urgency towards weekends. But what is it about a weekend that can bring you joy that other days can not? It is all in your head, I say. What really matters is how you think about your days that are not included in a weekend.

Try thinking about what it is that you would like to do on a perfect weekend. Is it just doing nothing, for which you keep looking forward to the weekend? Feeling complete freedom? The anxiousness you feel for weekdays has little to do with what happens on a weekend. Most of you have things to do on the weekends that more or less are things that you have to do, not necessarily things you want to do. For example; laundry, grocery shopping, much-needed trips to the mall to pick out things that are absolutely needed for work or the house. All of these do not occur to me as activities that indicate freedom. These are chores. How then, does only a weekend symbolize freedom?

Maybe it has to do with how you think about your daily life. Imagine a day of the week, any day that you would be most happy and content on. Would it be a day that you would feel your best? It would. Well, in that case, weekends need not be the escape that you seek in your daily life. You can, with much mental practice and patience, employ thoughts on a daily basis that would make everyday of the week pleasant. Regardless of what day of the week that may happen to be, if it can be turned in to a pleasant, feel good day via thoughts, it would fashion the exact feeling you were shooting for on the weekend.

It is all in the head. Weekend or no weekend, it is essentially the same. Think of people who don’t get weekends off. Like me, I can make any day I want to be great, by thinking the right thoughts. Create feelings of happiness; choose to do things that make you cheerful, everyday. No matter how small those things may appear to be, they will lead to feelings of joy and contentment. That way whether or not you get a chance to laze around on the weekends, you will be able to enjoy everyday as if it were a day to relax, celebrate, and look forwards to.



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