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Is There Really a Day Off? Or Do We Work in Other Ways?

Dean Benson
5 min readJun 15, 2024

Ah, the sweet sound of “It’s the weekend”. Those two glorious days when we’re supposed to kick back, relax, and forget all about the grind. But let’s be honest: do we ever really get a true day off? Or do we just end up working in other ways?

I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit lately. You see, I used to think that weekends were for sleeping in, binge-watching TV shows, and maybe squeezing in a few drinks with friends, etc. But somewhere along the line, I realized that even on my supposed “days off,” I was still doing stuff. Whether it’s chores around the house, family errands, catching up on pressing emails and bills, doing my affiliate marketing thing, or my other “side-hustles” or even just planning for some of the week ahead, it seems like the work never really stops. So, let’s talk about what a day off really looks like and why it often feels like we’re still on the clock, just in a different way.

The Myth of the Lazy Sunday

We all dream of the perfect lazy Sunday, right? Sleeping until noon, lounging in pajamas all day, and doing absolutely nothing productive. But how often does that actually happen? For most of us, Sundays are packed with to-do lists. Grocery shopping, meal prepping, laundry, cleaning… the list goes on and on. These aren’t the kind of tasks that make…

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Dean Benson

Long time married, 2 daughters, (I don't scare easily) On Air Personality for SKY7music.com Middays the "Only Classic Rock Channel" as "The Dean of Rock & Roll"