Don’t use the weekend to escape, use it to celebrate.
Escaping is about getting away from everything you are doing, all the problems, the pains in the neck, the crap you have to put up with, and it can kill your motivation. You rob yourself of the energy needed to enjoy the time with your friends, family or hobbies that the weekend allows.
Celebrating is more than just celebrating the fact that you don’t have to work. It’s about acknowledging those things you have done and the progress you have made in all your hard work.
What were the big wins or the things that you doing your job well allowed? Did your kids get to do something? Did you finish a project you had been working on? Or did you make progress on something you were struggling with before?
If you don’t recognize your progress, your job can soon become a never ending march into darkness. It can sap you of energy, motivation and hope. Not because you aren’t making any progress, but simply because you are not recognizing it.
Don’t just work for the weekend, work in a way that makes the weekend.