When was the last time you decided to “take the day off”?
That means doing anything and everything other than work. To clarify, that means doing NO HOUSEWORK, just fun work. If you can’t remember when that was, now’s a good time to start planning it out. And I mean PLAN:
Monday night, catch up on the laundry and put it away. Don’t fold it and think, “Oh, I’ll do it on the weekend.”
Tuesday night, clean the kitchen and bathrooms.
Wednesday night, do the grocery shopping.
Thursday night, do the vacuuming and mopping.
Friday night, cook dinner for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, put it into reheatable containers and label it.
Saturday – Start to do WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO that does not include ANY CHORES OF ANY TYPE. Consider going to a museum, a movie, a theatre performance, veg out on the couch, go for a bikeride, go to your synagogue, mosque or church, go out dancing, but whatever you do, DO NOT DO ANY CHORES OF ANY SORT!
And if you really did take care of everything Monday through Friday after work, then feel free to use Sunday to recover from all the fun you had on Saturday. After all, you deserve it!