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I think I'm reaching the point where I'll be found to be all alone doing nothing on Sunday, and I'm totally fine with that. I love the silence that echo in my home after noisy weekdays. The season of saying 'yes' almost reach its' end, I sense it. Especially when one day I finally woke up with heavy head and a flu. With these few different works at the same time I think I ought to refuse friends' demands to come over or hangout. Instead, on Saturday I woke up at 11.34 precisely as I went to bed at 4.35 am. Declined so many phone calls, didn't read any messages and it felt so good. Came Sunday, I spent it on reading the book that has been waiting for long for me to finish it and laughing too much from watching the Running Man show. It's all good.  

One of the basic things that I've learnt since last year is the appreciation of weekend. As a freelancer I'd never had an office hour when I was working - and I love it. But since last year, I had some long-term projects in which there are periods when I have to have an office hour. Now I can totally understand the radiant look on my cousin's face come the weekend (she works in a bank) - and my friends (the ones that are fellow freelancer with no sense of time, day and date, only deadlines) start to call me dull because I cannot go hanging out on Mondays (or any weekdays) for a while. 

23 comments:

  1. I agree Niken - Sundays are made for relaxation. Kind of like an "exhale" after the work week and Saturdays (which people usually pack lots of activities in). Sunday has always been my favorite day of the week for this very reason. Well that and football is played over here on Sundays.

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  2. Sometime's it feels nice to shut everything off, not have to worry about what needs to get done, and just relax. I'm glad you found some time to do that this weekend Niken :).

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  3. I think it really is important to take some time to relax. Otherwise you just go crazy. I am not very good at relaxing but I am trying. And Sundays are definitely perfect for it.

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  4. it's nice to have a slow period and be away from the dings and rings from our phones. hope your week ahead is a delightful one, niken!

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  5. Sundays are for rest! Which is hard sometimes. Especially when you aren't feeling well, and everything feels out of your control. But that usually means it is the time to relax. I am glad you got a restful weekend.

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  6. (P.S. Niken! I feel so bad: I realized I had been following your blog through google until just yesterday. When I switched over to wordpress, I wondered where your blog posts were, but didn't make the connection until yesterday. I will see your posts now, though!)

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  7. Sundays are days when you take a good rest and spend time for yourself, but I don't always do those things :(

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  8. Yessss, isn't lovely to just have some quiet alone time? Right now, I'm enjoying my quiet time catching up on your sweet blog. Hope you have been well!

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  9. Your photos are lovely ....especially that first one.....I am so with you about a quiet weekend....it's hard to say onto things but sometimes it is the best thing!

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  10. Ha! I see YOUR radiant face. And there is something so freeing about turning off your phone, ignoring messages. The nothingness fills you up. Then we are revitalized!
    Glad to hear you are being good to yourself. It shows. ;)

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  11. i think that it is so important to always make a point to invest time and energy in yourself, because you can only be good to other people when you're first being good to yourself. and sometimes that means spending an entire day doing nothing, or all the little things YOU want to do... and that's perfectly okay :)

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  12. Ignore everything as long as you can :)!

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  13. oh man, job or no job, I still live for the weekend!

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  14. Yes! Glad you can appreciate the joy of the weekend :) it's quite lovely.

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  15. i work from home, but still the weekends are something i look forward to. i think i even get more work done on them simply because i feel more relaxed.

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  16. Having such weekends makes everything worthwhile.

    xx

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  17. Love the 1st picture :D

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  18. i used to work saturdays and use sundays as my chance to explore my city. now, saturdays are my errands and exploring and adventure days. sundays are for reading books and relaxing with your feet up on the couch or sitting outside with sunglasses on.

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  19. I totally understand, I work in an office and when friday comes it is magical. Sometimes I don't feel like doing anything because I am so tired ( normally I will go to bed at 10!) but it doesn't bother anymore as when I would be studying and doing nothing during the weekend was the worst thing ever. Lately I enjoy being on my own just reading or watching films, and I rather spend sundays like that than doing loads of things! Have I become old? :)

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  20. Sometimes doing nothing is just what you need! Do less more often, I say. x

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  21. I second what Alice says! So happy to have discovered your site!

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  22. I'm happy to hear you get to appreciate weekends, and to unwind for a change. I have a hard time saying no to friends, but if it's because I have to, in order to take care of myself because it's been stressful before, I always feel so much better after when I had the time to relax and unwind. It's amazing how things change with time, right? :)

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  23. "Lazy Sundays" are definitely a thing, and I think it's nice to have a day of rest and relaxation before heading back to work. This past weekend, I spent my Saturday doing a lot of work. But, on Sunday, I chilled out and spent most of the day reading. I wish I could work from home, or spend more time freelancing, because I'd love to set my own hours, my own schedules. And I'd be okay being totally confused with what day it is. Half the time, they run together anyway. :)

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