Scheduling Free Time
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
I wrote my last post in a hurry and I didn't realize how judgmental it sounded. Though it is true that I'm working on staying on track with my goals through the weekends despite my boyfriend's opposing goals, I didn't mean to make it sound as if he were some sort of evil mastermind with *intent* to foil me.
I've had two good (i.e. productive) days in a row this week which has enabled me to cook large batches and have them in the freezer ready to use on the weekends when cooking and doing dishes three or four times a day just isn't something that I want to do. I would like to go to an event on Saturday and then visit a friend on Sunday. I have a tendency to cancel things and not go because of anxiety so I don't want to have anything to use as an excuse. Having the household tasks done and planned for by Friday helps me to relax and be active on the weekends--just what the weekends are meant for!
Today is Wednesday which is the day that I have some time to myself. I got the house in order, stocked the fridge, and caught up on laundry on Monday and Tuesday. Thursdays and Fridays involve one more shopping trip, washing the sheets, and baking. So, Wednesdays are the days I can write and draw, go thrift store or art supply shopping, or have an Artist's Date. I'm trying out scheduling one day a week for me to leave the house and do something on my own that is just for me. I tend to resist leaving the house so I hope this will help me get out more.