Down days

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Down days
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 10:30am
Down days, days off, whatever you want to call them.

Do you take them?

I do, Sundays I only do what needs to be done putting off anything that can be.

I have done this both as a SAHM and a WOHM.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:45am

I'm about ready for one now but I have to put it off so I'm slowing down productivity instead.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 1:38pm

I'd love to, but with the possible exception of when I've been hospitalized and/or recovering from surgery, I haven't had a down day in many, many years.


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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:21pm

i lvoe lazy weekends but sundays are more predictable with a routine of things we do than saturdays.

 

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:30pm
I'm currently on a down day. Dh and I couldn't swing a vacation this year - time/work wise or monetarily - so I decided to take one day a week off all summer. It's been great.

I also take at least one, usually two, days off from exercising.

And there are plenty of days, usually not "scheduled" or "routine" where I just don't do much.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:48pm
I suppose so. I hang out in my jammies for a long time on the weekends. I'm really busy this summer, so I have been trying to do lots of stuff on the weekends. That means I haven't had a lot of down time. My pattern seems to be to be really busy for a while and then give up for a week and just sit around on the weekend and do as little as possible.

On one of the blogs I read, a woman and her family have "unplugged Sundays" where they do very little with electronics, try to go outside, and do mostly relaxing things. I think it would be a great habit to get into. I've started to think the idea of not working on Sundays would be a good one. There always seems to be more stuff I should be doing though.
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 3:14pm

I try really hard to take a "down day" between coming home from a vacation or trip and any kind of work day.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 6:05pm

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 7:16pm
"In theory, yes...in reality no, lol. A "down day" for me would result in more than twice the work the following day. :)
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 12:58am
emptynester2009 wrote:
Down days, days off, whatever you want to call them.

Do you take them?


With the shift work, I tend to take my down days, such as they are lately, on Saturday.

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 1:53am

Not too many.

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