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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, pri...
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important.”
Stephen R. Covey
Maximizing every moment of your day means minimizing any kind of distraction.
Find a quite spot away from the office noise and close your inbox tab, to avoid the temptation to check you emai...
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Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be.
... to get you into a positive mood for the day ahead. Put your mind in a good state right away, because left unchecked it will try to tell you the things that are wrong.
Pick a phrase or question that resonates with you. It could be as simple as smiling and saying "thank you" out loud, acknowledging that you have been gifted with another day.
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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 time slot. You'll clear your mind of that nagging feeling that you forgot something and have a truly relaxing weekend, leaving you happier on Monday.
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. Create a new routine that's uplifting and energizing. Put it where you will see it first thing Monday morning.
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