I took two days off of work this week. I left my kiddo in daycare. That amounted to 16 glorious daytime hours where I could get sh*t done.
About three times a year, I try to consciously give myself some "life management" days out of the office. On these days, I tackle tasks that are more easily done on a weekday without interruption. Doing this has not only been beneficial to my tasks lists, but also my mental health. I find I worry less and experience less anxiety. Plus, I'm usually able to slip in a few relaxing hours for myself.
This time, I got a haircut, cleaned our condo, did a couple loads of laundry, scanned a bunch of documents, filed more documents, rearranged our foyer closet, did some financial stuff, and organized all the things I need for my taxes. All the while, I got to empty out my backlog of podcasts and start a great new one (highly recommend The Trojan Horse Affair).
Do you take life management days? If so, what do you cross off your to-do list?