My Grandad used to say to me when I was complaining about a hard work week. “stop complaining, get on with good work and earn your Saturday”. I think I have earned this Saturday, I hope you have earned yours too.
The part of the phrase he always used “earn your Saturday” always stuck with me. It became a powerful reminder that doing a good job is it’s own reward but the relaxing Saturday was your reward. It encouraged me to focus on my goals and prioritize my tasks during the week, so I can enjoy my weekends.
To “earn my Saturday,” I need to be disciplined and focused. I have to put in the effort to complete my tasks and meet my deadlines. This might mean working longer hours sometimes, or taking on extra work, or other sacrifices. Never too extreme but selectively on occasion.
But the reward is always worth it. When I have accomplished everything I set out to do, I can then relax and enjoy my weekend without the nagging feeling that I should be doing something else. I can spend the time by the beach or lighthouse hunt.
The phrase “earn your Saturday” keeps me accountable. It reminds me that I have a purpose and a mission to accomplish.
So if you want to make the most of your weekends and feel proud of your accomplishments, start by earning your Saturday in the week. Set clear goals for the week, stay focused, and put in the effort to achieve them.
Have you earned your Saturday? Hearty handshakes from me to you