We've changed the way we work weekends around here, well I changed them. Sundays used to be the chore day and I would be doing laundry from dawn to dusk then I would wake up on Monday feeling completely ripped off and even more tired than I was on Friday night.
So now Saturday is the “up and at ‘em” day around here. Do chores, run errands, get the clothes clean. Then Sunday mornings I wake up with very little on my plate to accomplish. Get some groceries, go out for coffee, make a nice dinner (that will hopefully have leftovers for Monday) and get a handle on what has to be done for the upcoming week. I also work on homework projects that might be coming due.
It’s still not a day of rest, but the mountain of housework and laundry are behind me so it feels like an easier ramp up to the activity of the week. I think that making my headspace feel better helps the rest of me feel better too.
Now if I could just get rid of the back to school plague my kids gave me this week everything would be great.