Some days/ weeks the only thing I can think about is getting to Friday. Let’s be honest, most weeks are like this, am I right? Once Friday comes along, I know it’s only a few short hours of work separating me from relaxation. We all have so much going on in our lives that it can feel overwhelming just getting through the week. I often need motivation in order to get to Fridays because the weeks can start to feel like they will last forever. The monotony of the daily grind can really get to you unless you have ways to break up the week and do things you actually enjoy. Here are a few things I do in order to make the wait to Friday more enjoyable.
Friend Time – Sometimes you just need a little pick me up during the week. Grabbing dinner or drinks with friends can really do a lot to alleviate the stress of the week and put you in the right mind frame to make it to Friday.
Gym Time – Going to the gym after work instead of going straight home helps me to not only get in some exercise but also helps tire myself out in order to get a restful nights sleep. By getting this extra exercise and sleep, the rest of the week really seems to go by much more smoothly.
Make Something – Be it art, food, music, or whatever your passion, creating during the week is the ultimate motivation. I love feeling like I accomplished something personal during the week to make it feel like I really earned my weekend.
Read – Reading is the ultimate relaxation for me. Taking time to read a book or magazine is a luxury that I usually save for the weekends but taking a little time out of a weekday evening to read can motivate you to kick the weekday blues. It can also be the best way to help myself fall asleep.
Movie – I tend to avoid watching movies during the week. It usually feels too decadent to sit still for 2 hours to fully enjoy a movie during the week when there is so much to do. But some weeks, it’s a luxury that is completely necessary. It’s so nice to curl up with a movie you’ve never seen and maybe learn something new.
How do you deal with the weekday blues?