Too many times I get a three or four day weekend only to think I need a couple of more days at the end of it. Most three or four day weekends tend to get filled up in such a way that we feel less rested at the end of them, than we would have felt after a normal two day weekend. Why is that? (I ponder often.)
I think I can only chalk it up to age. As I've grown older, I've learned to appreciate the importance of the long weekend, and I've tried so often to squeeze as much into it (or out of it, depending on your glass half full position), that I can. Consequently, most of the time, I feel increased stress trying to get it all in.
This past four day weekend, I've spent some it with family, some it with my significant other, and some of it by myself pursuing my own interests. In actuality, I'm on day three of the four day, with still one more day to enjoy off. And with one more day to go, I'm feeling quite relaxed and rested. That's a nice feeling for a change.
So tomorrow, I'm going to continue to enjoy my freedom from work by looking over my work email before Monday, checking over the progress I'm making on new project plans and project status reports. I'll probably log into work to answer any inquiries that may have come in from our Asian and European offices over the Thanksgiving weekend as well.
Boy am I glad for four day weekends.