The 4 Day Work Week

Have you ever read the book “The 4 Hour Work Week?” I haven’t and what I’m doing sure isn’t a 4 hour work week but it is a 4 day work week, which I’m pretty stoked about. So, the main reason I had to buy my car was because my hours at work changed. I’m now working Tuesday to Friday from 7:00am until 5:30pm. It’s pretty sweet because my day doesn’t feel that much longer and I’m spending NO time on the bus. I do need to wake up a tad earlier, but that’s okay. So, taking into consideration the time I spent on a bus (30 minutes in the morning and 45 in the afternoon) plus the time I spent at work before my shift, I’m not at work that much longer!

Going from 5 days to 4 days of work, my life has changed. I am only at work 30 minutes earlier and an hour later and I have gained 1 WHOLE EXTRA DAY OFF! 3 day weekends? That has never happened to me and I better enjoy them because I think I will only have them until April.

The cruise into work is spent with CBC Radio 2 and I love their Under the Covers segment! I have 20-30 minutes of awesome radio time and I feel like I learn something new almost every day!

So, the plan is to ski on Mondays but I have yet to buy a ski pass. This past Monday I went to the Scandinave Spa with a friend. Until then I’ll catch up on my reading, go to the gym/yoga and just enjoy life at home. I’ve also discovered my love for using a slow cooker! It’s only been a few weeks but I’ve noticed a big change in my life. 3 day weekends should be mandatory for everyone! How do YOU think I should spend my extra day off when I’m not skiing?

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Downtime

This weekend was a 3 day weekend for me. Hallelujah! I feel like since Spring I’ve been on the go with travelling, concerts, events, work, camping and fun. This weekend we had plans to camp which were changed due to weather so I decided to take a “Blair Weekend.” I opted to stay home when Shayne went to Kamloops to store our camper and didn’t do much (I have a trip coming up this week, too). I got together with friends for a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday but I managed to sleep at least 11hours each night, nap, relax, not wash my hair, ride my bike, and catch up on my television shows. I have come to realize that I don’t let that happen often enough. I slept a lot because my body needed it. So, here are a few things that I’m going to try and do more often:

1. Sleep in (past 7am)
2. Take naps
3. Have a day off where I have no plans and I go with the flow
4. Go to bed at a reasonable time during the week (Note: I already do this and am usually in bed around 9:30pm)

On that note, here is a picture of the deep fried turkey we had on Saturday night. It was DELICIOUS:

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