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Does anyone struggle with finding the motivation to work on the weekends? I know that my week will be hell if I don't, but I feel like there needs to be time to mentally rest and recover.

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You don’t have to work on weekends.

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Yeah don’t be dumb. Enjoy your time off.

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If this is a regular occurrence you should reassess what you say yes and no to / speak with your manager about the workload...in no world should you need to work even a small amount every weekend.

If it’s only here and there, not sure there’s that much advice other than to just grind it out knowing that it’s only one weekend here and there. Only advice I’d say works for me when I’m putting in time on the weekends is to not think of it in the same way as a work day. I’ll work maybe 10-4 or 5 working at 50-75% while sitting on the couch watching sports or something on Netflix. Somewhat relieves the pressure of feeling as much like a work day.

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This isn't very helpful. When you have a deliverable on Monday morning that requires additional work, do you work late on Friday? Wake up at 4am on Monday and work on it?

In other cases you can say don't work over the weekend, but if I have a particularly busy beginning of the following week, it's hard for me to lock those work concerns in a box over the weekend. So even if I don't touch my laptop or phone, the anxiety is still there.

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Got up early this morning ...knocked out about 4 hours. Same with tomorrow morning. But then i’m out for a couple weeks after this coming Wed. I have multiple deliveries on Tues and Wed ..it is what it is.

Yes...totally!!

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I struggle with this (am today). Just have to make myself do it. Try to make plans for the evening so I have a time target to get stuff done.

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That’s because there does. The work will always be there on Monday.

We aren't machines. You need time off from work before you completely burn out.

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