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Give yourself something to look forward to.
Set up a lunch for next week that makes you anticipate good things to come. People may be slow to reply since it's Friday afternoon, b...
Go through next week's calendar and plan out the entire week.
Set reminders (mail and phone) for all the meetings, deadlines, and to-do items. Appoint to every task a specific ti...
Make a list of your typical distractions, the habits and stressors that keep you from starting the workweek with a bang.
Make a list and then write down what you will do instead....
Put on some inspiring music and spend a little time writing some thoughts about your current career and life. Are you working toward your preferred future? Do you know how you ...
Hide some small treat in your desk drawer or file cabinet - a chocolate bar or another little indulgence you like, to have something delightful to look forward to on your return.
Plan to show someone your appreciation. Execute your gesture of gratitude after you arrive Monday morning. You'll be excited all weekend about making that person's week start out positi...
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Schedule your habits by giving them a specific space in your daily waking hours. You can put it in your calendar, or link it to your current behavior patterns.
Create a system around your existing life to incorporate the new habit.
Even doing something small towards your goal can help build a daily routine.
Example: Instead of skipping the morning jog entirely due to lack of time, one can jog for a few minutes.
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If you want to free up your Friday and have it as a day of uninterrupted time that you can use however you’d like, you have to evaluate your weekly priorities and keep a close eye on your schedule....
Learn the difference between how you’re actually spending your time and how you should be spending your time, between urgent and important.
If you want to have Friday reserved as free space, prioritize the things you want to have wrapped up before Friday.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important.”
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Sundays are a great day to get your errands out of the way, like grocery shopping. Also, take time for cooking meals, cleaning rooms, or dropping things off at different shops. You most likely don't have the time and energy to do these activities after work.
But don’t spend all of Sunday on these tasks. Even though they’re important, you still need some time to decompress.
Make sure you also do something you enjoy, like brunch with friends or spending time with your family.
This gives you something to look forward to during the week and it also helps you to disconnect.
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