Scientific experiments have shown it takes me four days to relax after being at work for a week. Friday and Saturday are days where I feel the need to be busy, because I’m still on that ‘must meet deadlines’ sensation from work. Sunday I’m just in recovery, and generally full of sloth. By Monday, if I wasn’t at work, I’d be ready to paint or do stuff for myself again. I really could do 4 day working weeks I think, which would give me one day in seven that I could whatever I wanted for myself, and actually have the energy to do so.
I’m sure some people would just say ‘oh get on and do it and just pull yourself together’ but not everyone works that way.
On the plus side, at least work is interesting and busy again.