Updated: September 29, 2020
For most people, it’s “back to reality” every Monday whenever there’s a long weekend. After enjoying their short vacation, it’s time to resume work in the office.
Long weekends don’t come by often, but they do come. And there are years like in 2009 when there were three consecutive long weekends.
So… what did you do during the last long weekend and what are you planning to do on the next one?
Long weekends are always a welcome break to the monotony of work. It’s a time to relax, get busy with your hobby, or go out of town to spend time with family and friends.
When I was still working in the corporate world, I always looked forward to these occasions. I would plan and arrange my schedule to ensure that I would get the most fun out of the short vacation.
That was until I realized that long weekends can be more than just a time to rest and enjoy.
For someone who dreams of financial freedom, long weekends are also opportunities. It’s a chance for you to…
… earn some extra income by doing some freelance work.
… brainstorm and plan for a new business.
… study and learn about entrepreneurship and investing.
… take stock and analyze your current finances.
But if all these don’t appeal to you, then maybe just contemplate and design your goals and financial future.
Personally, for almost a year before I left the corporate world, I remember spending most of my long weekends (including the holiday vacation) doing freelance work.
I’d grab any income opportunity I could get and later on, work out my finances to see if I have enough to start a business.
This continued until I had the resources and the courage to resign from work. And upon doing so, I have consequently started living the longest weekend of my life.
No more manic Mondays nor TGIF, for every day seems to be a Saturday for me.
And I wish the same for you.