7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome
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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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, but in the worst case you'll come back Monday to some positive responses.
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.
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 want your future to look like?
Make some notes and take them with you to consider over the weekend, to give you some clarity and help you decide how to spend your week.
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.
The best part is when you forget all about it and make a startling, pleasant discovery during the week.
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 positively.
You could pick someone in your office you feel grateful for and plan nice gesture such as a thoughtfully worded thank-you email, a small bunch of flowers, or a gift card to the recipient's favorite coffee place.
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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.
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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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