How to not feel guilty about not doing enough work on weekend? Not relaxed enough to enjoy weekend, and haven’t done enough to ease the coming week’s burden.

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I wish I knew. Same. And yet, am I working now? No, I'm watching the Olympics.

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There will always be more work to do. You have to get comfortable with limiting supply and the squeeze that puts on things. A lesson I still work on learning every week.

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Unless urgent, I try to limit work to 2-3 hours on Saturday and 2-3 hours on Sunday. That way I don’t feel bad and I’ve eased some of the week’s work.

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I don’t have any advice. Just want you to know you’re not alone in the struggle.

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I don’t work on the weekends unless it’s urgent. But I also work long week days (7-7)

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Lateral! That’s what I did at least.

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Why don’t you save working on the weekend for actual emergencies?

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I used to feel guilty on the rare occasion I didn’t have weekend work but then I remember all those times when I had to work and had to cancel plans so often to the point where people stop inviting me to events. Don’t feel bad. Enjoy it!

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I do a few hours on the weekend if I’m bored, just to have a few extra billables towards by target. I only “have” to work on weekends infrequently. Like a big filing or a trial.

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I try to limit weekend work only to urgent work that really has to be done that weekend, but sometimes you just have to power through and get more done as you know you won’t have enough time in the week. That said, you need to make sure you don’t get to the point where you don’t end up being as productive during the week / on Fridays cos you know you have the weekend to fall back on.

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