I like to keep weekends open and unscheduled, but lately I’m finding I don’t get things done on the weekends like I intended to, even fun things. This morning the normal weekday routine got rolling and I realized I didn’t glue my daughter’s broken necklace, didn’t print out those Ed Sheeran lyrics I’d promised my son, and never made it over to the farm shop for chicken feed and straw.
Time management experts recommend scheduling free time, both blocking out the time itself and making a plan. As resistant as I am to it, I recognize the value in scheduling free time.
Do you schedule your free time? Or do you like to keep free time free?