I’m going to the grocery store on Saturdays now. Yes, I said Saturdays. Even though I’m a full-time homemaker and could go during the week when there are fewer people, I’m going on Saturdays.
Why would I do that, you ask? It’s simple. During the last six months I’ve tried every day of the week at least twice, and finally realized, despite the insanity of it, that Saturday works best for me.
Even though it doesn’t seem logical to go on the busiest day of the week, it actually makes perfect sense. I’m busy Monday through Friday. I spend time with the grandkids, work on this blog, take care of my home, etc. I have a lot going on and no time to waste grocery shopping. When I do finally manage to squeeze in a trip to the grocery store, I’m usually stressed and in a hurry.
But Saturdays are a slower day. I don’t usually have a lot going on. And the truth is, I’m ready for a break from my usual Monday-Friday routine. Yes, the stores are crowded, but it’s not a big deal because I’m not in a hurry. I can stroll instead of race through the store.
And the best part? My husband’s home to help me bring in the groceries. That alone might make it worth it.
So the moral of this story – do what works for you even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else.