By Alex Davis
Have you ever felt like weekends are just an extension of the workweek? I am not sure where I got the idea that Saturdays and Sundays are meant to be a “catchall” for everything I didn’t get around to during the week, but this is a myth I believed for a very long time. I knew I had a problem when I started to feel stressed out on Saturday mornings, daunted by the long lists of miscellaneous to-dos ranging from lingering work tasks to chores to errands to various social engagements. My Saturdays began to feel like Little Mondays, where I was panic-stricken over how I was possibly going to accomplish everything I “needed” to do. Coupled with my Type-A thirst for making (and checking items off of) lists, this mentality formed a dangerous recipe for burnout.