We are half way through the work-week but Thursday evening and that weekend feeling still seems like light-years away, no? But fear not, there are plenty of ways to make Tuesday into a much-needed pit-stop on you way towards the weekend.
Here are 5 super simple ways to beat the Mid-week Horrors and get through the rest of the week feeling energized and motivated.
1) Clean Up Your Desk
Chances are that, by the middle of the week, your desk looks like a battle zone cluttered with the documents and memos you’ve needed to meet your deadlines. But a messy desk doesn’t exactly invite clear thinking. Give it a quick tidy, and see how quickly you get back into the work zone.
2) Take Some ‘Me’ Time
Stimulate and relax your mind by taking some time to yourself. Make your favorite warm drink – hot chocolate or herbal tea – something you find comforting. Lay up in your bed or on the sofa with a good book or TV show, wrap yourself up in the cocoon of a soft, shaggy blanket and transport your mind somewhere else for a while.
3) Break Up Your Routine
Mix things up a little: if you usually spend your afternoons with your head down and fingers tapping away at the laptop, try other tasks. Networking, scheduling interviews or making phone calls might give you the chance to do something a little more social, while still meeting your career goals.
4) Plan A Lunch Date With Family, Friends Or Colleagues
The work week might seem monotonous: wake-up, work, sleep, eat, repeat. You know the drill. That’s why it’s important to make time for those special people in your life. Make an attempt to plan a weekly meet up with my friends and family members. Sometimes the last thing we want to do is drag ourselves out somewhere after a long shift, but it’s important not to isolate yourself for too long. Human connection with those we love is essential.
5) Work out
No harm can come from a 30 minute workout. A quick run or trip to the gym is not only great for your body, it will also do wonders for your mood. Studies have repeatedly shown that exercise will not only boost productivity, but will also ward off both sleepiness, stress and depression.
Written by Diandra Welles