Fridays can be harder than Mondays to get through sometimes. It’s the end of a long stretch of stressful work days, everyone is tired, and the weekend is tantalizingly close. If you sit around staring at the clock and moping all day you’ll make yourself even more miserable. Instead, try some of these fun and different ideas to put some life back into your Friday!
Play specific music! Adding music to your routine is a good way to boost any morning, and you may have already done so. Having special Friday music is one way to reinvent that worn out routine. This could be as simple as any music that gets you pumped up and excited, whether that be a station or something you put together yourself. It can be really rewarding to take a few minutes and make your own playlist of songs that you know put you in a good mood and boost your energy. Make it your special Friday music and you’ll be able to start your day on the right note.
Eat a good, healthy breakfast! Don’t just eat anything, or even something you like, make it something healthy that you also enjoy. A healthy breakfast will give you the stamina you need to get through that one last long day, in addition to keeping the midday Friday munchies at bay. It may take a few extra minutes of your morning, but you’ll be thankful you did it. And don’t be afraid to plan ahead. Cut up fruit the night before. Put together some overnight oats. Cook veggies for an omelette. Your Friday morning will be better because of it.
Have a prioritized game plan! Know what you need to get done at work that day. Whether it be at the end of the day on Thursday, or first thing when you get there on Friday, make a list of all the things that need to be done that day. It’s important to keep in mind what is the highest priority in order to be more efficient. Sort out what can wait and what can’t so that you can stay focused and motivated all day long. And besides, crossing things off that list feels good!
Make dinner special! Surviving a long Friday deserves a reward. So make a part of your day a reward in itself. Have a plan for your Friday night meal. Maybe you’ll just be home making your favorite dish, or something you’ve been dying to try. It could also be a night out at your favorite restaurant with friends or family. Or even take out! Whatever you decide, make dinner something to look forward to all day. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about finding something to eat when you finally clock out!
Photo Credit: Ben Taylor55 Weekend Warrior via photopin (license)