Every long weekend seems to go the same way. I go into it with all these plans to get things done, clean the house, catch up on laundry and be proactive, and then I spend the majority of the weekend curled up on the couch, napping and eating junk food. Without fail, I get almost nothing I set out to do done. And what is the cause of such repetitive failure? Procrastination.
On a regular weekend I have only two days to get things done. On a long weekend I have three. I don't know what it is about that magical number, but somehow my brain interprets it as forever and I believe I have all the time in the world to accomplish my goals. So, I cut myself some slack on the first day. It's been a long week, month, etc. I deserve to take some time off to do nothing. Sure, except that it doesn't end there. My sloth-like behaviour drags on into the second day, and by the third I'm so deep in lazy town I can't pull out of it. All I can think about is how I have to go back to work tomorrow and the last thing I want to do is be productive.
And here I am. It's Sunday. Tomorrow I return to work and all I have to show for having three days off is a semi-clean house, a few loads of finished laundry and a quarter of my yard work is done. I haven't done much in the way of writing, and I seem to have a perpetual headache from too much TV watching. Honestly? I feel a little like death warmed over. If I could hit the restart button for this weekend I would. Yikes.
In other news, I have been keeping up with the April Platform Building Challenge. Today I had to sign up for LinkedIn (you can see my profile and connect with me here). Honestly, I'd never planned to sign up for it until it had come up as part of the challenge, and I don't especially like it so far. It's not very easy to use and it's purpose is unclear to me. I get that it allows you to make connections with other professionals in your field, I'm just not so sure how I expect it to accomplish that. It requires way too much information and you can only really connect with people you've already connected with. Not a big fan. But, it's only day one. I'll have to wait and see how I feel about it at the end of this challenge. What are your thoughts on LinkedIn?