How Do You Make The Most Of Your Free Time?

I'm sick of feeling guilty on my days off.
Publish date:
July 6, 2015

For a long time, I was really lazy. I worked from home for a year and a half, and I would spend a good deal of time laying in bed and doing a whole lot of nothing before having a few productive hours, falling back asleep, and repeating the cycle all over again. It wasn't very healthy and my mental wellbeing definitely took a toll.

Then I got a job where I was working outside of the house, and everything changed. I'm happily working full days, commuting nearly two hours a day, and once I get home the momentum keeps going and I do chores, cook meals, and try to squeeze in some socialising when I can. Overall, I feel productive and satisfied with my work life. But on my days off? I feel completely lost.

I seriously just don't know what to do with myself! I struggle with wanting to accomplish the things I couldn't get done on work days with wanting to relax and rejuvenate. I know that it's possible to do both, but as soon as a day off comes around, it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day.

So I ask you, how do you make the most of your free time?

How do you find a peaceful balance between getting things done and being OK with letting yourself simply CHILL OUT?

And how can I stop beating myself up over the fact that I get lazy when I have free time? (Since I am, in fact, working my butt off the rest of the time!) Any and all suggestions are welcome. Especially if the suggestions are to book myself regular spa treatments, ahem. Getting a pedicure is productive, right?