HW: #FridayFeeling; The best way to achieve bliss.

This morning, I am challenging your logic, but do not worry, I will be right there to help you if you have any struggles. See? I am nice. Now, to the matter at hand.

If today is Friday,

and

we like Fridays,

then

… (fill in the blanks here).

 

If your answer was: “We like today,” then you get a gold star.

A "Great job" gold star was excellent performance.
You did well!

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If you arrived at a completely different answer, then…

A gold star for effort
A for effort

 

Just kidding. There are no participation trophies here. Instead, you get this:

A "You suck" gold star.
You won nothing. Try again.

I encourage you to keep participating in those fun quizzes. You just might get it right one day. Who knows?

Today is Friday, and I am LOVIN’ it! Today is not like any other Friday. Today is much better. This time around, Friday already came after a day off (It was Thanksgiving yesterday if you did not know). And if you work in a decent place, you might have a day off today, too, like me. A day off after a day off before a day off. How insane is that? When was the last time that happened?

Inception madness
Madness

Yesterday was a day I dreaded a little. Having to socialize on my day off is not ideal for me. However, I managed to get through the family dinner just fine without causing any mental anguish to myself. There was a time or two when I stepped away from the group to sit in silence, but I did so in excuse to do something else. No one else was the wiser. Win-win.

The food was delicious, of course, I would not have eaten it otherwise. Did I eat too much? I do not think so. I might have eaten slightly more than I normally would, but that was only because one has to try EVERYTHING that is prepared. I am not sure what is so special about Holiday meals, that makes people overeat. It is not like they have no food on the non-Holiday days… Maybe it is just the prolonged sitting at the table?

No work, good food, and OK people. What could be better? Well, no work, good food, no people, a book, and a view? But since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I want to count my blessings instead of discounting them and wanting more. While the day worked out well, it was when I got home that I realized I was really low-key enjoying myself.

As a kid, I used to dislike Saturdays, because those were the days when I wanted to sleep in, but my mother insisted on vacuuming next to my ear at an ungodly hour (9am). As an adult, I grew to like Saturdays because I get to decide what to do with it. Sure, most of the time, it does include house chores, but it is still a somewhat leisurely day. It is Sunday that I have a love-hate relationship with. When I was younger, those were my favorites due to my family customs of fun, desserts, and naps. Now, they can still be that, but they can also be “The-day-before-you-go-back-to-work.” When work is going good, I forget about that side of Sunday. However, when I hit a rough patch, Sunday becomes a hated step-sibling.

Because I also took Wednesday off this week, I realized that yesterday was my Sunday. But what came after Sunday this time around? Another day off – a Saturday! Or whatever you call a day off before an off weekend.

Although I have said it before that a three day weekend should be the norm, I will say that again. A three day weekend should be the norm. The first day off allows you to shake off all the toxins from the working week. The second could be used for nothing but things that relax and make you happy. During that day, you would live in the moment, without thinking about the past or the future. The third day would be when you would start worrying about the upcoming week. It would be my recommendation to take care of all the chores during the first and maybe the last day off. Leave the middle one to bliss.

It is my professional opinion that two-day-weekends are just too short for us to reset, do stuff outside of work, have fun and prepare ourselves for the new cycle of madness. With three-day-weekends, we would be in a better than “It is Monday again?” frame of mind on Monday. We would be more motivated and happy.

That is how I feel today – motivated and happy, for I can do whatever I want today (within reason). If it is still not too late for you, call in to work. Ask for a day off. You need it!

How are you feeling today?

Is today your day off, too?

Have you gone Black Friday shopping?

Do you plan on going shopping today?

Have you gotten any good deals?

Stay golden,

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31 thoughts on “HW: #FridayFeeling; The best way to achieve bliss.

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  1. Hahah, thanks for the sneaky approach of promoting my blog! 😉

    While thanksgiving doesn’t mean anything, black Friday (or you can say Black week, cause it’s been raining discounts all week) does.
    Jasper is excited so when he comes home we will have a look on the shopping street.
    Hopefully, I will find a good deal on a laptop so that blogging will be a bit easier!

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    1. It’s so weird that stores in Europe do Black Friday even if there is no Thanksgiving. Yesterday, during dinner, I heard that stores have same deals online and sometimes even better ones than the ones in-store. What’s the point of going shopping? Unless you actually don’t know what you want and you want to touch, etc.

      Good luck with finding the laptop. I could use a new one, too, but I hate being a part of the Black Friday statistic, so I might have to skip.

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  2. I’ve been off all week due to a snow storm 🙂 I’ve never participated in Black Friday, I’m not a shopper to begin with. Seeing as I didn’t make a cent this week it would be unwise for me to shop anyway hahaha! 🙂

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  3. YES!! I totally agree, a three day weekend should be the norm!! It’s been a busy Friday for me today, with no black Friday shopping. I find Black Friday totally overwhelming, my inbox is full of emails about it and I don’t really know if they are good deals or not anyway!! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. I often wonder about that, too (if the deals are good), but people say that the electronics are worth it. But then again, I’m not the type of person to buy a new device every year.

      Any weekend plans to recover from the busy week?

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  4. Three day weekends. Absolutely. You’re right about the reasons too; the first day is needed to decompress. My son has split days off – I think that’s utterly vile. I work at home; I’m bad at taking any full days off. But it’s Friday and my friends are full of Friday cheer so on Fridays I try and stick to the bare minimums. Skip the cleaning, that kind of thing. It’s not Black Friday here (Canada) at least not technically but the retailers have embraced the big sale tradition. To stop the exodus south in search of deals. I don’t generally participate. Far too many people for me.

    Happy Thanksgiving. I’m glad it was a good one. Great post.

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    1. I thought about that in the past – to have split days off. I thought it would be fun to not have to wait 5 days until a day off and that it would be cool to have a day off while everyone else goes to work. But then, I realized that I would never rest that way.

      I don’t particularly like crowds, either. And lines? Black Friday sounds like torture to me.

      You feeling any better this week?

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      1. I had a cold so that was the opposite of fun but my mood has stabilized, which is nice. Still down but no longer falling. Falling actually takes quite a bit of energy out of you, so this is nice. Thank you for asking 🙂

        I don’t really shop. It sets up a moral dilemma. I like online for the lack of people, I dislike the economic implications.

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        1. Good to hear that you are better in some respect. I hope that cold was the one for the whole season for you.

          Ah, you’re being reasonable when it comes to spending money. Sellers hate people like you (and me).

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  5. Black Friday is very new here in NZ but I notice it’s been much more widely advertised this year. I ignored it. Love the idea of a 3 day weekend. I’m a freelancer so my weekends are kind of as long as I want. But I often have to work on weekends or public holidays anyway. So there’s no perfect solution…

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    1. What was the reason for you ignoring Black Friday? I’m curious.

      Indeed. I sometimes wonder if being a freelancer would be better, but I quickly remind myself that the grass is always greener on the other side and there is no perfection anywhere. I’m glad that you are able to have some time off in between your work.

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  6. I agree! Three day weekends should be the norm!! I’m back to work today after a 5 day weekend – that wasn’t quite long enough either. Is that when people start to consider retiring? 😉 Happy Tuesday to you!

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    1. Yes, objectively speaking, I think anything longer than 3 days puts you in the danger zone. I had 6 days off and I have to admit that by day 5 I felt as I got lazier.

      If that’s the case, I started considering retirement years ago. Have a great week and stay golden!

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      1. Yes! It was so tough to come back after 5 days, I think I was finally relaxing and enjoying the break in routine. And I wasn’t motivated at all. Sigh…
        I always consider it, and then I remember I have bills to pay and more time to save for retirement ahead of me. So I stick with 2 day weekends ;-)!

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  7. When I was a kid, I had to clean the house on Saturdays too. My daughter-in-law loved Thanksgiving Week. She works in the US and Wednesday is her usual day off. She had Wednesday thru Sunday off and enjoyed spending time with her family.

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