Friday seriously feels like the beginning of the weekend to me. I know a lot of people love it when Friday comes along (TGIF) but I really need to hold it together for just one more day.
On a Friday I get grumpy around other people, I’m impatient, I’m sarcastic, I feel like I’m swearing all the time, I seem to lose a lot of positivity. It’s an interesting phenomena for me, but I think that it’s simply because I’ve worn out all the positive energy that I allocate myself at the beginning of the week.
This doesn’t mean that you should avoid me if you see me in the supermarket, or on the side of the sports field. I am told by close friends that there doesn’t seem to be any outward sign of my ‘Friday-itis’, apparently it’s more of an internal feeling. Thank goodness for that! Especially since my Friday routine is changing. It used to be about me staying home with my 4 year old, and chilling with him and doing home jobs, but now I’ve got two kids doing hockey practice on a Friday after school, and another child with both a Futsal game, and soccer practice. What used to be a day where me meeting up with other humans was limited, is now a huge social gathering wherever I go.
I’ve obviously got into the habit of checking out on a Friday, and I need to change my whole mind-set around what Friday is to me.
I don’t have the answers for this yet … and maybe there isn’t a right answer on this one. Maybe, when I get to Friday I’m just tired, maybe I’m ready for a break, maybe I just need a massage … But today I have started the day with a plan.
Planning and organisation are going to be key for me – looking back over the last month in my calendar I can see that I don’t actually plan anything for a Friday – it’s just a big blank empty space. Major problem! If my day has nothing in it, then I’m not prepared to do anything in that day, and my brain, no wonder, checks out a day early.
Plan today reads
9 reasons just there to keep my brain engaged.
If you feel that you are checking out of your life on a certain day, or after a certain time, then have a look at your plan for that day – making some concrete decisions at the beginning of the day about what you are doing will help you stay on track.
What helps keep you on track? (comment below)