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Quote: Wednesday Inspiration

Good morning, everyone!

I know many people hate Mondays but I don’t but I don’t like them either. My week-hate goes to Wednesdays: I have been working two days and still have two more, so I have a kind of breakdown. I am tired, sleepy, cranky, angry and I can barely stand myself.

I am currently reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and I enjoy every word in every chapter. I can easily sit down for two or three hours and just read and enjoy myself. Last Sunday night I was reading and I found this chapter I knew I needed to share with you all on Wednesday. It can basically be summed up as follows:

“You may try your experiment for a week, and see how you like it. I think by Saturday night you will find that all play and no work is as bad as all work and no play.”

This is Mrs. March talking to the four girls about spending an idle week and I couldn’t agree more. Experience has taught me that I enjoy my rest twice or three times even more when I have been working hard and actually been productive that when I just indulge. At first, setting yourself to work may seem hard and the last thing in the world you feel like doing, but once you start and, more importantly, once you are done and have actually produced something, you will feel better than if you had been lazing about.

So, for those of us who hate Wednesdays and feel like doing nothing, please remember Mrs. March, do something even as little as reading some pages or tidying up the room, anything counts, and when you finally allow yourself to rest, you’ll be happier. It’s all about balance so don’t forget to rest and enjoy yourself too!

I think the book and my post can sound preachy, but this strategy has been working for me for some months now and I’ve been longing to share it with you all since last Sunday. I hope it works for you and you either work a little bit more or remember to stop, take a deep breath and have some rest too.

You can read the whole chapter `Experiments´ from Little Women here for free thanks to Project Gutenberg.



  • Risa

    How true!…about all play and no work. I very often feel lethargic because I have nothing much to do besides looking after my sons. And since my mom’s been here to help me a little, I have been even worse! Lethargy could even be a state of mind….I’ve had a dreadful experience with that! Reading, and I mean good reading, keeps my mind busy now. I’m still waiting to recover completely before I can get physically busy again… I wish it could be soon!!

    • Elena

      Oh Risa I hoped everything had gone well with the delivery and you and your baby were alright. I had no idea you were still physically recovering. Feel free to send me an email if you feel like talking xx

  • amanda

    So I’m not the only one that hates Wednesdays! I’ve thought they were to worst days of the week for many years now. The bit about being productive is so true though–even if it’s a “fun” productive rather than a “work” productive, being able to know I’ve accomplished something is always better than not.

    • Elena

      Thanks God, I’m not the only one! I seriouly think they are the worst day of the week. I usually find myself very productive on Mondays and spend Sundays reading or watching TV (not sure why people don’t like them!).

      Regarding being productive, my opinion is that any task that you plan to do and actually do means to be productive, be it reading, watching a movie or even baking! Anything counts as long as you make the most of your time.

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