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6 Lies We Tell Ourselves At the Start of the Weekend

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The start of any weekend is always ripe with so much promise — possibilities of so many things to get accomplished. We head into the weekend telling ourselves that we’ll do them all or most, but deep down we know the simple truth: we’re liars.

1. We’ll clean the house.

Over the course of the week our rooms have a tendency to become strewn with old outfits and take out containers. It’s understandable, we lead busy lives. So the start of a weekend is that golden opportunity to clean up a little. 

We never do though, for a number excuses — hungover, tired, we’ll get it done next weekend, etc. Our place ends up looking like a polluted street and having a clean refrigerator has to wait another day (or year!).

2. We’ll go through and respond to all our emails. 

In this modern tech age we have accounts on so many different websites and apps, and they all continuously barrage us with a never ending stream of emails. 

Maybe we were interested in that website at some point or we’re just too lazy to unsubscribe from their email blasts, but one thing is for sure — we don’t have enough time  to look through let alone even click on these emails.

Thus our inboxes have become infected hives of unread and disregarded emails. The wide open weekend is perfect for clearing our tech house, but that would require clicking through them all. 

3. We’re going to be good to our livers.

The past few days or weekends have been lots of fun and games but we’ll totally remember to detox. Often times we start the weekend telling ourselves we’re going to take it easy, but then we get that evening text from a friend, and we promise to only have one drink.

Fast forward 6 hours later to when we have somehow managed to get ourselves home, and now we’re foraging through our refrigerator like a starved zombie raccoon.

4. We’re going to be social. 

On the other hand some weekends we promise ourselves that we will actually go out and act like we have a social life. We reach out to people, but there’s nothing overly-enticing that’s going on, and that’s when it happens — the siren call. 

From our bedrooms we hear the alluring voice of Netflix calling to us, and once our beds join in on the chorus we’re hooked. We grab the Nutella and a spoon, and dive under the welcoming sheets. So much for being social. 

5. We’re going to get a head start on that project.

Even if it’s a Friday night and we just finished work or school for the week, we tell ourselves we should really start that project looming over our heads. Yes, we think, yes we will be productive, just after I watch this one episode, but then that episode turns into 10.

Then before we know it, the whole weekend has blown past us, and all we have to show for it is a hangover and a bruise on our arm that we can’t figure out where it came from. 

6. We’re going to see that one friend we’ve been meaning to see.

We all have one. That one friend that we really do love and care about, but can never seem to find the time to see. We promise ourselves that this is going to be the weekend for our grand reunion. 

Yet when push comes to shove, the plans don’t materialize, and we don’t see our friend. It was the thought that counted right? 


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