A lot of people look forward to the end of the work week. For some Friday means spending the weekend with loved ones and more fun. For others, it means the end to the weekly grind. If you really are doing what you love, but find yourself looking forward to Friday because it means the end of the grind, you’re probably wasting a good deal of time on Friday afternoon. Instead of counting down the hours as Friday afternoon drags along, use it to set yourself up for a productive Monday.
One thing that you can do to set the stage for a productive Monday is to look at your schedule for the coming week. Look at what’s already on your calendar for the week ahead and add anything that’s missing. Make sure that you’ve included all of your meetings and set reminders for them. Place anything that you need for the meeting in one place so that they’re ready to go. That includes driving directions if you need them.
Be sure that your project deadlines for the week are in your calendar as well as your to-do items with time blocked out to work on them. Doing so will clear your mind of the feeling that you’ve forgotten something and allows you to not only have the great weekend you’ve been looking forward to, but it makes for a efficient Friday and sets you up to start your week on a productive note.
What are your thoughts?