5 Things to Do on Friday Arvo to Make the Next Week Easier
It’s no wonder why so many people love Fridays. It’s the end of the working week and time to relax. The last thing you want to be doing is thinking about the next week.
Although because of this, you might feel that you don’t accomplish enough in the weeks to come and therefore it’s harder to get through the working week. Fortunately, there are several things you can do so the week goes smoother.
1. Sort out your priorities
Before you start with a schedule, it’s best that you write down all your priorities in order of most important to least.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, focus on the tasks that absolutely need to get done by the end of the upcoming week. This will provide a rough draft for your schedule, and get the ball rolling.
2. Make a to-do list
Now that you got your priorities straight, it’s time to make your to-do list. There are plenty of ways to do this. Some people use a spreadsheet; others write it all down in a diary. As long as you have your to-do list on hand, it doesn’t really matter what you use.
Make sure to put in the deadline of each task, by having one you won’t be wasting time figuring out what needs to be done each day. Try to get at least one thing accomplished each day, no matter how small.
– Finish Assignment 1
– Clean Car
– Start Assignment 2
– Do Washing
3. Clean up your study/office
They say that a messy desk reflects a messy mind. I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel distracted when my desk is cluttered. Cleaning up any loose bits and pieces can clear your mind, helping you focus on the more important things. Not to mention, cleaning your desk is also a job in itself.
Having multiple visual stimuli present within range of one’s view will result in those stimuli competing for neural representation
– Princeton Neuroscience Institute
4. Remember to schedule in your breaks
Your schedule doesn’t just have to be all about work. Your weekend plans are important as well. Do you feel like resting at home or was there something you wanted to do outdoors?
It will depend on your mood but make sure to plan ahead, so you don’t procrastinate when the time comes.
Self-care is essential for maintaining clarity when you get back to work, so be sure not to neglect it!
5. In the future, remember that you can change your plan at any time
You don’t have to stick to the same routine for the rest of your life. In fact, it’s better to change it. As the weeks go by, you’ll probably notice that there are some things you do that don’t help you out in the slightest, like checking social media constantly or going to bed late at night.
Write these down so you can be mindful of these habits. A lot of the time we think about these issues, but then it’s quickly replaced by another thought. At least when you write it down, you know what the issue is, and you won’t forget to fix it.
While a lot of these tips mostly revolve around planning, it doesn’t mean you have to schedule every little thing you do during the week. A good schedule for the week is one that focuses on tasks and goals that are important for your overall wellbeing.