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Ending the week with a big win
Setting yourself up for positive vibes going into the weekend.
Many people struggle with Fridays. They start the week with high hopes and ambitious plans, but by the end of the week, they realize they have not accomplished everything they wanted to. They feel overwhelmed and stressed by the pile of unfinished tasks.
Let’s flip the script on those feelings. Here’s how to turn Fridays into celebrations.
“The wonderful thing about work is there’s always more of it”
Push open tasks to next week
Is it really that easy? Indeed! Get a jump on your monday routine by taking all the undone tasks for this week and make a new list for next week. It’s obviously too late to get many things done today. This way, you can relax and enjoy your weekend, and start fresh on Monday with a new to-do list. You don't have to feel guilty or anxious about what you didn't do today.
Pick one awesome task to complete today
Look at your to-do list for the next week and see if there is anything that stands out as exciting, challenging or rewarding. If there is, make that your priority for today and get started on it as soon as possible. You will feel great when you accomplish something awesome and you will also free up the rest of your day for other chores.
Acknowledging others help is rewarding
Take a moment to reflect on the week and send a note to anyone who helped you accomplish your tasks. Keep it simple and direct: “Hey [coworker], Thanks for your help with week with [Task]”. It’s a nice gesture and you might get more out of it than they do.
Celebrate your victory
Remembering to celebrate victories is healthy. If you have not been making the time during the week, then Friday is your day. According to a Psychology Today article, celebrating small successes can help us feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It can also help us stay motivated and confident, which in turn can lead to more success.
“You don’t have to shout from the rooftops. You don’t have to do it loudly. You don’t have to tell anyone else. But you do need to take a moment to celebrate each success and notice how it makes you feel internally if you wish to overcome your challenges, build more self-confidence, and experience more successes in the future."
- psychology today