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1. Prioritize the coming week
Though you have two days between Friday and the next work week, knowing what to expect come Monday will help you relax over the weekend.
Get a rough outline put together about the upcoming events, tasks, project deadlines, and other things that will be done. Discuss what will be happening in the future with your colleagues to make sure everyone is on the same page.
2. Go for a walk
If you have a decent lunch break, recharge your batteries by getting up from the desk and taking a walk. It does not have to be outside. Simply stretch your legs, meander the office space, and let your mind wander. If you can get outside, head somewhere where there is plenty of greenery, as this will boost your mood and make you feel more awake. Better yet, bring a group along for the trip for some team-building.
3. Visit your coworkers
A valuable resource in the office would be your coworkers. These people are tackling the same matters you are. Walk around the office, stopping by every desk to simply check in with people and learn a little about them.
Successful CEOs also use the end of the week to notice the accomplishments of their employees. Not only is it great to know the people you are working with, but the simple action of checking in with everyone creates a sense of community that boosts morale to finish the week on a high note.
4. Make a routine
Many CEOs and successful people are notorious for having routines. Organization is crucial to success, after all. Take 15 to 30 minutes every Friday to clean out your email inbox, clean the office, organize your files, catch up on the latest industry news, and reduce all that psychological clutter that could bog down your Monday.
5. Tie-up loose ends
Wrapping up every single project, conversation, decision, and discussion on time is impossible, especially on Friday. Successful people realize that they need a certain amount of flexibility to make things work. However, they also endeavor to tie up any loose ends that can be accomplished by Friday evening. That way, they can go into the weekend with all boxes on the to-do list checked off.