How To End Your Working Week Right So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend

Virtually no-one does this. Do it and feel the difference.

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Treat Yourself To A Burger

Not an actual one. Not yet. This is a feedback burger. The buns are good — the bit in the middle is something to work on.

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“It’s important to notice when we might avoid a particular topic or question and ask ourselves what we’re avoiding and why.”― Hannah Braime, ‘The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery’

Reminding yourself of things you’re good at breeds self-confidence. Noticing and processing things that are hard for you is healthy.

Write Monday’s To-Do List

No, Andy! Don’t make me think about work on Monday, it’s Friday!

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“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”― Brian Tracy, ‘Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done — Today!’

With Monday’s to-do list started on a Friday, you’re ahead already. That feels good.

Thank One Of Your Colleagues

Very few people work truly alone. All of us — during any week of trying to earn a living — will have been supported, encouraged, or enabled by other people.

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician & Philosopher

It’s easy for us to think of our careers only in terms of where we are now, or where we want to be getting to.

Do a 30-Second Values Audit

Working out what you stand for and then living by it is one of the most transformative processes you can undertake in your life.

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“A life lived with values in mind is one that allows you to be more conscious, more confident and more committed about the things you choose to do.” — Dr. Mandeep Rai, ‘The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life and Leadership’

Working out what your values are takes time and effort. The values audit at the end of your working week will only take 30 seconds.

Choose How You Relax

When life happens to you — instead of you making deliberate choices — you start to feel out of control. We’re used to this idea within the spheres of diet and exercise, but rarely do we apply it to our leisure time.

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Key Take-Aways

Putting your workweek to bed is important. You complete, and you prepare yourself to rest at the weekend.

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.

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