How do you fit relaxation and recreation into a weekend that's already full with

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    How do you fit relaxation and recreation into a weekend that's already full with basic chores?

    Many of us work full time and have families.  How do you decide what can be left undone to allow time for necessary free time, wellness activities, relaxation?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/8495804_f260.jpg

  2. Blond Logic profile image96
    Blond Logicposted 4 years ago

    I think it is necessary to change what we feel is necessary. So much is viewed as needing to be done when it fact it doesn't.
    I have taken a step back on chores and put myself and any relaxation I need first.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you on this one.  As time passes, I feel that some things simply aren't as necessary as making sure weekends are spent nurturing ourselves and our loved ones, and taking time for fun.

  3. Silva Hayes profile image88
    Silva Hayesposted 4 years ago

    I worked full-time for my entire life and I can offer three things.  One, try to fit your errands in during the week as much as possible.  Stop at the store on the way home one day, the cleaners the next, etc., and do what you can on your lunch hour.  If you work close to home, go home at noon and vacuum or clean a bathroom.  That might be a goal; sometimes you can do it and other times, you can't.  Two, prioritize and eliminate some chores.  I decided that the cleanliness of the bathrooms and kitchen was important; vacuuming carpet and dusting the blinds, not as much.  Simplify clutter and knick knacks.  Buy a Swiffer Sweeper, not the wet one but the simple dry one, and quickly run it around the hard floors and let the carpet go awhile longer.  Three, enlist spouse's involvement and the children's also.  Homework first, then a chore or two every night; goal for the family being free time on the weekend to have fun together.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer.  I never grocery shop on the weekends.  I usually save it for Monday or Tuesday after work, which I've discovered many others do also! You have given some very helpful tips and solutions which I'm sure can help others.  Thanks!

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Make a list of your chores. Look at the list and decide which chores can be broken down, (such as the grocery shopping may be done on more than one day). Do the more important ones before the weekend and the least important after the weekend.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)