5 Ways to Turn TGIF into TGIM
The way you start next week has everything to do with how you end this week. To really rock your Mondays, be smarter about the way you spend your Fridays.
You know the feeling: The weekend flew by and suddenly it’s Monday morning, the most groan-inducing time of the week. It doesn’t have to be that way. Use Friday afternoons to plan your Mondays. It’s a great way to get a jump on next week even as you put a bow on this week. Here’s a simple five-task checklist that will make your Fridays and your Mondays better–and probably your weekends, too.
As Friday afternoon approaches Friday evening, it’s easy to mentally clock out and get distracted by your weekend plans. Or, Friday afternoon procrastination might force you to work Friday evenings. Take a few minutes to assess what projects can be finished before the (regular) end of day, or at the least what would constitute a respectable stopping point. Make a habit of trying to wrap current projects on Fridays instead of starting new ones. Set yourself up for success by finishing the most important things early in the day, leaving time in the afternoon to focus on your employees, and on the company as a whole.