The Weekend is Just too Short

@2wicelot (2949)
October 8, 2011 10:45am CST
I used to have Fridays off so I get 3 day weekends. But since Friday has been added to my week the weekend seem to be too short. I spend half of Saturday sleeping because I am so tired from the previous week and spend almost all of the other half cleaning and stuff. Then I spend about half of Sunday preparing for the week ahead; then the cycle just repeats itself over and over again. Do you think your weekend is short too? is your weekend shorter or longer than my weekend?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Oct 11
I would say the same as we both had 48 hours. but someweekends just fly by or seem to specially if you are real busy
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
Yes it really flies by fast. Some times when I am really tired over the week the weekend seem to fly much faster and the time seem much less. And I think some times it is because of not sticking to the plans laid out for the weekend.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
11 Oct 11
that could be if ya have made plans . Me I like to do things ont he spur of the moment
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
Sometimes things are easier when I make plans.
@inertia4 (26298)
• United States
11 Oct 11
I can relate to that 100 percent. That was my life also. The weekend would come and before you knew it, it was Sunday night and the next day was work. I have done that for 32 years. I got to the point that I forgot what it was like to be human. I also felt like I missed an entire lifetime, it passed in a blur, now those days are gone. It is a cycle, a vicious cycle. It does go on and on and repeated itself. It does feel like there is no end in site. But, bear with it, it will end and then you will wake up and be 30 years older and wonder what happened to all those years.
@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
Wow, I have to wait 30 years, . But I think it is the nature of the work we do. But then that is how things are some times and the weekend is just never long enough.
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@inertia4 (26298)
• United States
11 Oct 11
You're right, the weekends are never long enough. Like I said, you come home on a friday and the next thing you now it's sunday night. Also, vacations do not seem long enough either. But we have to grin and bear it and we will get though it.
@SIMPLYD (72980)
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
i only have 1 1/2 days during weekends since Saturday is only for half day, morning only. Like you i would usually spend the afternoon sleeping trying to catch my lost sleep during the weekdays, where i wake up early. Sundays would usually be spent with the family going to church after breakfast and having some groceries. The rest will be cleaning our bedroom and the rest is watching TV and relaxing. But yes, i do find them short and i am always excited if there are holidays.
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
Your weekend is definitely shorter than mine. But it seems you have it all well planned and laid out so you get to make the most of the weekend.
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@SIMPLYD (72980)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
That's right. I always plan ahead on how to make use of my weekend and even holidays. That way, i get everything that i have to do covered.
@Hatley (152091)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 11
2wicelot I can i magine it would be hard having had three day weekends to now have an ordinary weekend. I am retired and have the whole week off and here I am sitting here yawning Ineed two hours more of sleep although I thought I had slept well last night now I can hardly function.. all I can think of is crawling into my bed and snuggling down under the covers. yawn think that is jus t what I must do.
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@2wicelot (2949)
8 Oct 11
Hi Hartley, I wouldn't mind going back to sleep too right about now, . Last week was quite hectic and it seems all the sleep I had last night and this morning is still not enough. I guess I had the 3 day weekend for too long and I am finding it a bit hard to readjust to the normal 2 day weekend.
• Mexico
17 Oct 11
Hi 2wice lot: For now I'm working on tuesdays, thursdays, saturday and sunday so I have a lot of day offs and I use them trying to feel relaxed and doing the things that I enjoy to do. It's not actually really complicated and at the same time, I love my job that brings me the opporunity to stay online and when I have enough time to enjoy being in places like here. At the same time, when I plan to do something special like going to the movies or have a special day, I try to make it as nice as possible to enjoy this special permission I have given to me. ALVARO
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@2wicelot (2949)
17 Oct 11
That is excellent. A lot of days off which means less stress. It is good that you plan it well and you get to relax.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
14 Oct 11
If u have friday added on to your weekend, it's not short at all when majority of us has only 1.5-2 weekends. Long weekends is a priviledge to me, not a luxury like yours. IF i had your amount of time, i would have planned a weekend getaway trip to relax myself. Right now, i've got only 1 weekend per week, if not, 1 weekend every 2 weeks. Be glad to have that much of time and use it wisely.
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@2wicelot (2949)
14 Oct 11
I used to have friday included to my weekends but these days it is not. But I try to make the best of it as best as I can.
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@alberello (4756)
• Italy
12 Oct 11
Yes, i think the samething, weekend is too short. And i say that also if im unemployed ... for now !!
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@2wicelot (2949)
14 Oct 11
The weekend is a bit short most weeks especially when we are very busy over the week.
@koperty3 (1877)
11 Oct 11
Its always too short like holidays. The true is that I can truly be with my partner only on Sundays because Saturdays he works as well. So he got even shorten weekend than you have. But I enjoy every moment of it.
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
Yeah that weekend is even shorter than mine. But I try to get the most I can from the time I have on the weekend.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Oct 11
All days are the same to me anymore. I work seven days a week so they all go fast.
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
That is a lot of days of work but hopefully you will find some break soon.
@AmbiePam (44568)
• United States
11 Oct 11
That is how I felt when I was going to college and working. It was like a never ending cycle.
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@2wicelot (2949)
11 Oct 11
I can understand that a lot. All the time is spent on work and not much left for relaxing.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
10 Oct 11
Too short just like yours! I do wish I only had to work four days a week..that would be perfect but oh well...in a couple of years I hope to retire anyway!
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@2wicelot (2949)
10 Oct 11
After retirement we would have all the time we need hopefully . But mostly the weekend is short I guess because we are too tired from the previous week.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
9 Oct 11
Hi friend, well for people who are busy the weekends seem short... We plan so many things to do during that time but the plans are not always successful and we feel that why we get such a short time ... but as usual there are 24 hours but still our changed plans make us think like that only....
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
It is quite difficult to stick to plan some times. We may plan for the weekend but end up not following the plan and not getting things done.
• Philippines
9 Oct 11
Mine is shorter sometimes, too. There are times that I only have a half day of the sunday as my break of my busy week. It's because I spend my half day in sleeping, too. However, I still have to do a lot like cleaning the house and doing a lot of requirements. I do want to extend my weekend, however, I should not because I still have to attend my duty and classes. Though, I only have sunday as my weekend, I am still thankful of it. At least I have a day to be relaxed.
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
You are quite busy it seems. But it is good to know you are thankful for the one day you are free.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
9 Oct 11
I also think that same way. The weekend is too short.. When Monday is coming I have ready to go to school. Friday is last. Then the Saturday I have two classes. It end when it noon. I get 1 day free. Because I am telling weekend is too short. I don't know how fast the days gos...!
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
It seems your entire week is occupied with activities including the weekend.
@kiran8 (14182)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 11
3 days of weekend ???....I get one and a half day since we work half days on Saturday and by the time reach home it is nearly 2 pm, so you can imagine how short my weekend is.But I have no complaints since I have no other option but to make the most of it, I too sleep late and wake up late on Sundays and before I know it is over...
@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
YOur weekend is definitely much shorter than mine, except if I have to work on weekends too. But it seems you are well adjusted to the short weekend.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
i think my weekend is short too because i love my weekend. they say that time flies when you are having fun and i thin weekends are fun because you get to spend time on whatever you want and not being obliged to do anything or you can be lazy the whole day.
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
Yeah the fun ends too soon. If only there is a way to make it last longer.
@anklesmash (1417)
8 Oct 11
I find the weekend too short as well because i have college monday to friday then i work Friday,Saturday and Sunday.This maeans i dont have a great deal of free time at the weekend to relax or do my hobbies.Least i don't have to be at college till 1.00pm on a monday so i can prepare for college on the monday morning so i can do some relaxing on a sunday,sundays is the day i do most of my college work and my lot posts.
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
That is really not cool. But then as soon as college is over you will be free to have your weekends.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
Well, you are still lucky enough you have weekends unlike me, I work the whole week. I just get few hours break during Sundays because I need to go to church! But its okay.. God has a plan.. Be blessed always!
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@2wicelot (2949)
9 Oct 11
Oh no! that is unfortunate. Hope you get to get your weekend break soon.