If I could offer one more piece of advice to anyone that is working (or planning to work) a lot, it’s this…
take a day off.
When I was setting up my work schedules I decided to choose 1 day per week that I would always have off. I knew that for my mental and physical sanity I would need that day to recover from my hectic schedule. Thankfully it worked out for me to request every Thursday off from both jobs. Hallelujah.
I highly recommend this. While most ‘careers’ allow for free weekends, typical food or retail jobs need all of their employees on those days. Le sigh. So pick a day and tell your managers that you’re unavailable. Then, no matter how ridiculous your hours may get, you can always count on that.
So, today was my day off. I went to the gym, did laundry, took a nap, went grocery shopping, cleaned, watched tv, played with Lionel, and got my life all organized for the next week of chaos. Perfect.
In my defense, I really did need something that could hold all of my stuff when I’m running around. Although- does this bag really need an excuse? Does Free People ever need an excuse?
I’m off to shower and possibly pick up Panera for dinner because…well, I want Panera.
Here’s to beautiful, beautiful rest…