When I started working on Catalysr in 2016, I was extremely unproductive, checking Facebook every 10 minutes. But overtime I became obsessed on how leaders get things done. I worked on improving myself, from reading and listening to podcasts, to getting some fantastic mentorship from my co-founder Jake Muller and others, and finally applying it to develop my own regime over the last 3 years.
If you're interested in personal productivity, you have more than likely at least heard of Getting Things Done (GTD)-the productivity system designed to move every task, idea, and project that's currently in your head (where they're prone to stressing you out and bubbling up when you're trying to focus) into an organized outside system.
Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: I have had enough! Bring on the downtime. Then the afternoon just drags on and on.
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.