I think I’ve finally figured out why weekends are so great
I’ll be the first to admit that I grossly overestimated the amount of time and energy I’d have at the end of the day when I went back to work.
I’ve always been fairly good at wringing a little extra time from every day and putting it to good use. I figured I could just get up, get my kid’s day started, head to work, watch her again for a few hours when I got home, and still have plenty of time for other things.
Well, during my first week back, that wasn’t the case. By the time I put my daughter to bed each night, I was having trouble keeping my own eyes open. So was my wife, who had actually spent the whole day with her.
Obviously, some changes are in order. Kate and I have been thinking of ways to support each other, but I’m also trying to find better ways to look after myself. An obvious solution would be to sleep whenever I’m tired, but at the moment, that wouldn’t leave much time for anything else in my life beyond my job and family.
Thankfully, I think I made some good use of my weekend. I got some rest, of course, but I also got the jump on a number of things I hope to do this week. I looked after the kid on Friday night so Kate could go out to Comedy Bar, and she did the same for me on Saturday so I could go out to Everyone’s a DJ. I also did a bunch of cooking, which isn’t something I often do, but it’s turning out to be a good way to relax on the one hand, and prepare for the week ahead on the other.
My wife and I are both adjusting to new and different routines, and I think it’s going to take a lot of fine-tuning. We’re not going to find a peaceful and successful rhythm right away, but I think we’re slowly getting there.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? How did you get on top of your routine? What small changes made a big difference? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas.
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