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What do you look forward to in your week?

This can be anything, I'll accept "relaxing in front of the TV with a drink" as an answer.

Personally I've grown fond of Wednesdays, because that's when I sometimes get me a sandwich from my favorite place, and Sundays because that's when I often go to play board-games with some old friends.

Do you have something you look forward to in your week? Or maybe some advice for people who are looking for something to look forward to?

34 comments

  1. [3]
    CALICO
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    Every weekend I'll bake a loaf of sourdough, and every Monday-evening my long-distance partner and I will talk on the phone. Those two things really keep me going. They're regular enough that they...

    Every weekend I'll bake a loaf of sourdough, and every Monday-evening my long-distance partner and I will talk on the phone.
    Those two things really keep me going. They're regular enough that they give structure to my time, and I enjoy them bother thoroughly.

    17 votes
    1. clerical_terrors
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      My dad used to bake us fresh bread every morning, he had a machine which could both make the dough and bake it overnight. Only after moving out do I realize how much I miss warm, fresh bread to...

      My dad used to bake us fresh bread every morning, he had a machine which could both make the dough and bake it overnight. Only after moving out do I realize how much I miss warm, fresh bread to start the day.

      3 votes
    2. a_wild_swarm_appears
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      I need to start doing this!

      Every weekend I'll bake a loaf of sourdough

      I need to start doing this!

      1 vote
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    alopex
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    Haha, my therapist told me I should start listing these things to help my thought processes so why not start here. I love having coffee in the morning, it is a small joy that I look forward to...

    Haha, my therapist told me I should start listing these things to help my thought processes so why not start here. I love having coffee in the morning, it is a small joy that I look forward to every morning. It's small but it's one of the only things in my week that's really consistent.

    12 votes
    1. 8thwaitress
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      Amen. I too wished to list coffee, but I thought it would be too trivial. Morning coffee time is my sacred time of day, and in no way can it be bad.

      Amen. I too wished to list coffee, but I thought it would be too trivial. Morning coffee time is my sacred time of day, and in no way can it be bad.

      3 votes
    2. clerical_terrors
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      My therapist didn't tell me about this but I proposed it myself and they agreed it was a good thing to feel like there was something good happening every week, be that something regular or just a...

      My therapist didn't tell me about this but I proposed it myself and they agreed it was a good thing to feel like there was something good happening every week, be that something regular or just a goal to set for yourself.

      2 votes
    3. ghostsplosion
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      I don't drink a lot of coffee, but one thing I look forward to on a Saturday morning is cooking breakfast and having a cup or two of coffee.

      I don't drink a lot of coffee, but one thing I look forward to on a Saturday morning is cooking breakfast and having a cup or two of coffee.

      1 vote
  3. NeoTheFox
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    I usually looking forward to a time when I can stay awake during the night. Usually I have to wake up early for work, bu since I don't work full week there are 2 nights that I'm able to spend...

    I usually looking forward to a time when I can stay awake during the night. Usually I have to wake up early for work, bu since I don't work full week there are 2 nights that I'm able to spend staying up, reading and just relaxing. I'm a night person, so if I have to wake up in the morning one half of my day would be spent on an autopilot and the other half I'll be tired. However if I get to spend the night up I feel like I'm truly awake and I'm being productive.

    7 votes
  4. blanketNTea
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    I've to water my garden three times a week. It's always nice to go out and see how things are doing even when the garden is dying down in the fall. It's nice to take a moment to slow down and feel...

    I've to water my garden three times a week. It's always nice to go out and see how things are doing even when the garden is dying down in the fall. It's nice to take a moment to slow down and feel connected to something that lives at a different pace. I really enjoy the lively green colors and the food peaking out from beneath the leaves. I always feel more at peace then.

    7 votes
  5. mrbig
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    As much as I like my friends, colleagues etc, I love being alone and look forward to it.

    As much as I like my friends, colleagues etc, I love being alone and look forward to it.

    7 votes
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    1. alyaza
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      sounds pretty nice! can't really go wrong with a blanket and relaxing

      sounds pretty nice! can't really go wrong with a blanket and relaxing

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    Thrabalen
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    Sunday mornings (like, about 6am) we go grocery shopping, then hit Burger King for breakfast on the way home. Then, I spend the day hanging out with a long distance friend playing various video...

    Sunday mornings (like, about 6am) we go grocery shopping, then hit Burger King for breakfast on the way home. Then, I spend the day hanging out with a long distance friend playing various video games. Like the song says, Sunday is my fun day.
    I also really like Wednesdays, because that's new comics day, and I've been a fan of comic books for decades.

    I'm nearly 45, and these two breaks from being a responsible adult are micro-vacations for me.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      PopeRigby
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      What games do you play with your friend?

      What games do you play with your friend?

      1. Thrabalen
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        Mostly MMOs, survival games, and the like... cooperative, wide scale games. Lately, I've been keeping a dedicated server for Conan Exiles running (he can sometimes hop on for a half hour or so, so...

        Mostly MMOs, survival games, and the like... cooperative, wide scale games. Lately, I've been keeping a dedicated server for Conan Exiles running (he can sometimes hop on for a half hour or so, so it's fun to come in a few days later and see our "base" changed in small, subtle ways.)

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    moocow1452
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    Put in my resignation and starting a new job soon that's comparable pay with half the drive. So I guess I'm looking forward to being a blob on the couch for a little while.

    Put in my resignation and starting a new job soon that's comparable pay with half the drive. So I guess I'm looking forward to being a blob on the couch for a little while.

    5 votes
    1. a_wild_swarm_appears
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      that much of a time saving makes such a huge difference to your lifestyle. I used to start work at 7am and finish at 3:30pm. I'd be home sitting in my garden with cool beer by 4:05pm, you can't...

      that much of a time saving makes such a huge difference to your lifestyle. I used to start work at 7am and finish at 3:30pm. I'd be home sitting in my garden with cool beer by 4:05pm, you can't beat it! The day seems twice as long!

      2 votes
  9. Diff
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    Tuesdays and Thursdays are my days off class. I can (try to) just relax and work on my own projects. And recently I've started doing some tidying every Thursday and it's nice that everything looks...

    Tuesdays and Thursdays are my days off class. I can (try to) just relax and work on my own projects. And recently I've started doing some tidying every Thursday and it's nice that everything looks nice.

    4 votes
  10. SleepyGary
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    Going back to work after 11 weeks of paternity leave will be nice to hear from my coworkers that I don't game with regularly. Figuring out how life is going to work for another 10 months with my...

    Going back to work after 11 weeks of paternity leave will be nice to hear from my coworkers that I don't game with regularly. Figuring out how life is going to work for another 10 months with my wife and a baby at home while I'm down stairs in my office.

    3 votes
  11. [3]
    a_wild_swarm_appears
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    I like my work, I enjoy the problem solving I do, and sometimes when I realise how to fix something it's all I can do to stop myself booting up the laptop and getting stuck in. Also Tuesdays,...

    I like my work, I enjoy the problem solving I do, and sometimes when I realise how to fix something it's all I can do to stop myself booting up the laptop and getting stuck in. Also Tuesdays, because it's the most productive day of the week for me. Still fresh after the weekend, and I have my head completely in the game after getting back into it on Monday.
    Friday night badminton - go work up a sweat with my buddies then home for a nice relaxing evening with my wife and son.
    Saturday morning gaming time with my son (he's 10) - we're always up early on a Saturday morning, so we get a few hours gaming in before my wife wakes up.
    I've bought him his first gaming pc for his birthday next month. I'm so hyped to give it to him.

    Usually on the weekend we'll go for walks in one of the local forests, it's especially great in the summer/autumn when fruit and mushrooms are ripe for picking. That'll usually be saturday mornings instead of gaming for the mushrooms (7am ish) and the afternoons for fruit.

    There are too many good things to be doing. BBQing is another favourite of mine, but that could be any day of the week. It's all good!

    3 votes
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      clerical_terrors
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      That's a lot of things, do you never feel tired during week doing so many things?

      That's a lot of things, do you never feel tired during week doing so many things?

      2 votes
      1. a_wild_swarm_appears
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        Yes, all the time. That's not even all the things, I try to go training 3 times a week too, usually running or spinning. I also like djing, but I haven't done that in a few months. And when you...

        Yes, all the time. That's not even all the things, I try to go training 3 times a week too, usually running or spinning. I also like djing, but I haven't done that in a few months.
        And when you look at it, there's still tonnes of time left during the week to do nothing.
        I did this experiment once, since I was wasting away my days on the internet and TV. I used apps and plugins like Stay Focused to block all social media except for a half hour window during the evenings. You know what I discovered? When limiting myself to 30 minutes social media a day (facebook, reddit, twitter, etc...) I missed ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I literally did not miss a single thing. And I gained back about god knows how many hours a day that I was wasting away endlessly scrolling. Took me about a month to deprogram myself from constantly reaching for my phone at every quiet moment. Even now I still have to check myself from time to time.
        Even on the train in the morning, I spend 10 minutes browsing reddit/facebook, then I'm either chatting to my wife, studying Swedish with babbel or just chilling with some spotify watching the world go by. In the evening I work on the train, so I can leave work a half hour earlier, get home at 5pm, chill for a half hour, go for a run for 40 to 60 minutes, have a shower, cook and eat dinner with my family - no phones at the table, everything is done by 7:30, kid goes to bed at 8, bedtime story (my wife and I alternate every other night) then we've got 2 or 3 hours to do whatever before bed.
        Cutting out social media is one of the best things I've ever done, it's a serious time sink.
        Not to mention you feel far more fulfilled for it too, learning to cook properly, etc.... You are tired, but it's a happy healthy tired, not that lazy sedated tired I used to be after spending hours of social media.
        This post has now taken most of this evenings social media time, but it's been productive! :-D

        3 votes
  12. haykam821
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    On Friday (October 5th) the new Mario Party’s coming out so I will pick that up and destroy some friendships.

    On Friday (October 5th) the new Mario Party’s coming out so I will pick that up and destroy some friendships.

    2 votes
  13. Chopincakes
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    There's a few things that I really enjoy that make my whole week: Mondays I read the newest chapter of a Korean marwha, Tower of God. Fridays is a new One Piece chapter. I've been reading both for...

    There's a few things that I really enjoy that make my whole week:
    Mondays I read the newest chapter of a Korean marwha, Tower of God. Fridays is a new One Piece chapter. I've been reading both for probably 6 years (more for One Piece).

    On Thursdays, I get really excited when a new Poetry Rx comes out from The Paris Review. It's a beautiful "Dear Abby" piece wherein resident poets at TPR will suggest different poems for the pain readers write in about. Very moving and touching as well as a great chance to learn about new poets I wouldn't find otherwise!

    2 votes
  14. Palarosei
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    More recently I’ve been looking forward to my therapy sessions. I’ve had a rough go of therapy in the past but this time is different and I’m more hopeful than ever before. Every time I leave the...

    More recently I’ve been looking forward to my therapy sessions. I’ve had a rough go of therapy in the past but this time is different and I’m more hopeful than ever before. Every time I leave the office I feel a little lighter.

    I’m also looking forward to becoming a fully trained member of the team at my new job. I really like my coworkers and it’ll be nice to finally be able to step in and help them more often.

    Lastly, one of my bright parts of the week is my meditation time. Getting to self reflect and find my peace is always something to be excited about.

    2 votes
  15. ssh
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    I look forward to the weekend, only to find that in the weekend I don't have much interest to do anything. So when the weekend rolls around I look forward to getting back to work again. I need...

    I look forward to the weekend, only to find that in the weekend I don't have much interest to do anything. So when the weekend rolls around I look forward to getting back to work again.

    I need some new hobbies, I guess.

    1 vote
  16. Algernon_Asimov
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    Thursdays. After work, I go to a particular food court, and I get butter chicken from the Indian food shop there. I eat my dinner while reading a chapter or two of my current book. Then I go to a...

    Thursdays. After work, I go to a particular food court, and I get butter chicken from the Indian food shop there. I eat my dinner while reading a chapter or two of my current book. Then I go to a boardgames group I've been attending for a few years and catch up with some friendly folks for a few games. It's a highlight of my week. (It helps that it's the end of my 4-day working week and the start of my 3-day weekend!)

    On Sunday mornings, I make myself scrambled eggs and sit down to watch my favourite political analysis TV programme: 'Insiders' on the ABC.

    1 vote
  17. vakieh
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    Right now I'm working a job I love Monday to Friday, and a job I hate Saturday and Sunday. The weekend job is something I'm contractually obligated to do until December - so every Sunday afternoon...

    Right now I'm working a job I love Monday to Friday, and a job I hate Saturday and Sunday. The weekend job is something I'm contractually obligated to do until December - so every Sunday afternoon I come home and rub a line out of the lines on the whiteboard that signify the number of weekends I have left until I get to stick it to something that has been sucking the life out of me. I laugh like a full on crazy person when I do it, too, and try to get that 'squeak' sound out of my thumb. I've even taken to snapchatting the rubbing out, which I'm not sure is the purpose of that app, but apparently I missed understanding that thing by like 2 or 3 years.

    So I suppose what I'm most looking forward to is getting to that first magical Saturday when I get to snapchat myself getting to somewhere that serves alcohol from 10am and not leaving until they kick me out on Sunday afternoon.

    1 vote
  18. pamymaf
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    There isn't a specific day I look forward to (except for the weekend in general). However I try to make plans with one of my best friends about once a week. Normally it's inviting him to come over...

    There isn't a specific day I look forward to (except for the weekend in general).

    However I try to make plans with one of my best friends about once a week. Normally it's inviting him to come over and spend some time watching TV while chainmailling or something similar. My housemate makes us all a good homemade dinner and we all sit around joking and laughing. It really makes me feel like part of a happy family. And every few weekends I'll drive up to my other friend's place (who just so happens to be dating the first friend) and hang out with both of them.

    I really like that feeling of being in a happy family.

    1 vote
  19. smores
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    This year I started co-teaching a high school CS class three days a week. My software engineering job has been dragging recently, but even waking up at 6am to bike 35 minutes across Brooklyn...

    This year I started co-teaching a high school CS class three days a week. My software engineering job has been dragging recently, but even waking up at 6am to bike 35 minutes across Brooklyn doesn't stop be from being excited every morning I get to teach!

    1 vote
  20. hoefijzer
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    I do martial arts a lot. I train every single day, and it's something I can look forward to all day. I love the feeling of freedom it gives me, the no-nonsense mentality people have when training...

    I do martial arts a lot. I train every single day, and it's something I can look forward to all day. I love the feeling of freedom it gives me, the no-nonsense mentality people have when training and the physical exhaustion I feel at the end of it. There's really nothing like it.

    1 vote
  21. alyaza
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    i tend to look forward to fridays now since my college schedule this year has given me most of thursday and friday off. it's nice to have basically an entire day to just relax and not have to do...

    i tend to look forward to fridays now since my college schedule this year has given me most of thursday and friday off. it's nice to have basically an entire day to just relax and not have to do anything, especially with the lack of homework i've been having since all of my classes are upper-division.

  22. trecht
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    I've been very negative lately. Not sure what's going on and I can't seem to get out of it, also kinda broke up this weekend because of this ("taking a break"), so I think I need to make a change....

    I've been very negative lately. Not sure what's going on and I can't seem to get out of it, also kinda broke up this weekend because of this ("taking a break"), so I think I need to make a change. Hence: I am planning to finish up and send out my CV this evening!
    It will be going to a company which is 100% remote, I've never worked remote before so that's going to be interesting. If they are interested in me, of course.