dearJulius.com Write For Us

4 Easy Ways to End Your Week on the Highest Note Possible

If Monday is the day we gird ourselves for with a groan, then Friday most often sees us limping to the finish line of a long and taxing workweek like a worn-out, wheezing marathoner.

But what if you ended Friday like a total boss?

Here are four quick and easy suggestions for dominating the last day of the week with a bit of swagger:


Set Yourself Up for Success

Uncertainty breeds that terrible sensation of careening out of control. Take 30 every Friday afternoon to mentally sketch out your next week. What’s due? What’s on deck? A loose plan, even the back-of-the-napkin variety, means you’ll start your next week feeling on top of your game (and, as a big side benefit, finish up Friday with immense satisfaction). Better still: Add another 15 minutes to the process to knock out one small thing you have to do Monday morning. See? You’re already getting it done.


2
Go Out for an Hour

Fridays are often a great day to take an hour for yourself. Get out of the office. Seriously: Get out. Walk to a local restaurant—or bring a snack and simply find a place to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air. Grab coffee at 10 AM or an ice cream cone at 3 PM. Read a book. Do a couple of circuits around the block. Relax for an hour and resolutely ignore your phone (as much as you can). Get that mental break to power through the rest of the afternoon. If you’re up to it, you can bring someone else along—a colleague you want to get to know better, a subordinate you want to thank for a job well done, a mentee who needs some advice, an old friend you’d like to catch up with. It’s an opportunity to connect.


3
Be Introspective

Look back over your week and ask yourself two simple questions. What did I do well? What could have gone better? There’s no need to flagellate yourself for a minor screw-up—and, equally, there’s no need to chest-thump about a personal success. This is just for you, a short exercise to keep yourself on track. If you can pinpoint something great that you did, think through the behaviors or decisions that led to that outcome (and then rinse and repeat). Conversely, this is where you course correct if you’ve behaved poorly or made some bad decisions. That means if you’ve snapped at someone, drop by his desk with a cruller, coffee, and sincere apology (assuming you haven’t done so already). If you acted without all the information you needed, make a point to ask more probing questions next time. The point is: You’ve learned something without belaboring your mistake.


4
Crush Your To-Do List

Create an easy to-do list for the day, assuming you don’t have a huge project or pressing deadline. Call it a psychological trick, but a list of tasks you know you can complete by day’s end is a guaranteed mood-brightener. It’s literally physical evidence that proves you dominated your Friday—and didn’t waste it in a vortex of longing for happy hour.

And there is the private satisfaction that every ultra-organized type knows well: The joy of crossing things off that list.


By Michael Fertik of Inc | The Muse

COMMENTS





Name

Advice,101,Balance Work & Life,47,Be a Better Manager,34,Break Room,12,Business Skills,16,Career,86,Career Advice,304,Career Growth,64,Career Paths,24,Career Problem,7,Education,64,Entrepreneurship,34,Features,85,Finance,5,Find a Job,39,Internship,8,Interview Skills,16,Job Search,46,Leadership,32,Marketing,10,Money & Career,21,Parenting,3,Resume,5,Tools & Skills,58,Training,1,Work Environment,55,
ltr
item
Career Advice: 4 Easy Ways to End Your Week on the Highest Note Possible
4 Easy Ways to End Your Week on the Highest Note Possible
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sL7sAChupcQ/VerQgjlCa_I/AAAAAAAAV0k/Hd1hhyWGo_0/s1600/dearJulius.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sL7sAChupcQ/VerQgjlCa_I/AAAAAAAAV0k/Hd1hhyWGo_0/s72-c/dearJulius.jpg
Career Advice
https://career.dearjulius.com/2015/09/4-easy-ways-to-end-your-week-on-highest.html
https://career.dearjulius.com/
https://career.dearjulius.com/
https://career.dearjulius.com/2015/09/4-easy-ways-to-end-your-week-on-highest.html
true
709333744733904694
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy