We are all guilty of wishing away the week days in the hope that it’s Friday (and one day away from the weekend!). But life is too short for that. Here are 5 easy ways to make each day feel like Friday and bring some extra motivation and enjoyment to your weekly routine.
Friday has this magical power of relaxing you and getting you motivated for the weekend ahead. Your brain increases the production of serotonin while you exercise, making you feel happier. So do yourself a favour and hit the gym, beach or park each morning throughout the week. You’ll make the days feel a lot easier and more enjoyable!
Your days don’t have to be all about going to the office and getting through your never ending to-do list. It’s always nice to have something to look forward to during the week. So schedule in something you’d usually save until the weekend. Book in lunch with an old friend, or lock in an activity you’ve been meaning to do for weeks (like playing golf!).
Make a vow to do something nice for someone else as soon as you get to work each morning. Doing nice things for others is the best way to cheer yourself up and will no doubt shift the overall mood in your office. Try giving a compliment to a stranger or bring an extra coffee with you to a fellow coffee loving co-worker. Whatever you do, the goal is the make someone else’s day a little better.
If you haven’t meditated before, don’t underestimate the power it can hold to completely change your day. Meditation is the simplest and most powerful tool you can use to create a peaceful mind and focus on being present. The feeling of relaxation, joy (and maybe relief!) you get from a Friday afternoon can be achieved with 5-10 minutes of meditation, first thing each morning. Namaste!
Using mind over matter is crucial to how you do each day. The power of your mind controls how you behave, feel and react to all situations throughout the day. Choose to begin every day with a positive mind, regardless of how many back-to-back meetings you have, or the long list of tasks you need to get done. Why not make a daily statement of gratitude by acknowledging one thing you’re grateful for each morning. It’s so important to take each moment as it comes and remember to not sweat the little things. The way you mentally tackle each day has a powerful way of dictating the outcome of your week.