The final day of the workweek can prove difficult, especially if it is a stressful week. Some minutes can seem longer than a day. Make the time go quicker and more productive by reading these tips and quotes to fill up your Friday motivation.
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How to stay productive and positive on the last day of the week
1. Eat a healthy meal on Friday morning and plan your lunch.
Eating a solid breakfast can drastically alter your mood for the whole day. Breakfast is the crucial meal of the day because it improves memory, recall, mood, and visual functions.
Fridays can be strenuous because of the pending tasks due before the weekend. It could also be a dreary day if you are weighed down by the negative experiences of the week and exhaustion.
Eating any of your favorite meals gives you a boost. However, it is not okay to only eat dinner. You need to have lunch because the breakfast will wear off, and you’ll need to refuel your energy. It helps make Friday less sluggish.
2. Make a to-do list and prioritize urgent tasks.
Another way to have an easy Friday is to prioritize your tasks. Arrange them in order of importance and tackle the most tedious task first. It is best to handle tedious tasks at the peak of your energy before you hit a decline.
It is often difficult to figure out the order to work on your tasks on a tired Friday. Ask yourself if there are projects whose due date has passed. If yes, that should be at the top of your list.
Next, you should give priority to tasks with their deadline almost passed. You should also consider how long it'll take to complete the tasks as you prioritize.
3. Create the task list for the next week.
Preparing for the to-do list for the next week can make the next Friday easier. You don't have to worry about creating one during the weekend, and it prepares you for the next week.
Set realistic goals for the next week. Spread the task evenly over your daily work hours. With a to-do list prepared, you can start the week more organized. Remember to set deadlines so you can complete your tasks before the deadline expires.
4. Organize your desk on Friday morning.
Arrange your desk and workspace to add an extra pep to your step. Monday to Thursday can be stressful and overwhelming, leaving a messy desk on Friday morning. The first thing you should do when you get to your office is to arrange things properly.
A maximum of 10 minutes is enough to clean your space. Over time, it will become a routine that can help you declutter your brain. Also, arrange your desk before you go home for the weekend to make Monday morning much more organized.
5. Schedule your email for Monday.
Spending the whole Friday replying to emails is officially thrown! You can either schedule a couple of minutes or schedule your replies for Monday. It is a common practice among professionals. They don't respond to emails sent after 2:00 pm because they are off for the weekend.
6. Take regular breaks off work.
Taking short breaks in between tasks helps alleviate stress to some extent. It is an exhausting experience to work when you don’t feel like it. It's best to take at least two 20 to 30-minute breaks to recenter yourself. You deserve compassion and rest. Avoid working yourself to the bone. It's Friday!
7. Listen to music that makes you feel good.
Listening to music also improves the state of mind. Playing your favorite album or artists in the background as you work to give you the drive you need. Work is full of spreadsheets or meetings, but not all the time. You can still enjoy life while working, too!
Best Quotes To Get Your Motivation Up
Here are a few Friday quotes to give you not only motivation but also reminders and humor. For every other day of the workweek, check our other quote collection for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- “Friday is a day to finish your goals for the week. It is a day to celebrate which you set out to accomplish at the beginning of the week.” —Byron Pulsifer.
- “Believe you can, and you're halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
- “It’s Friday morning! Good vibe, don’t frown and let the monster see you smile!” —Napz Cherub Palazzo.
- “You don't have to be great to start, but you must start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar.
- “Success is a bright sun that obscures and makes ridiculously unimportant all the little shadowy flecks of failure.” – Harold Helfer.
- “Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson.
- “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson
- “When you leave work on Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend (answering text messages and emails). Take a break. You will be more refreshed to begin the workweek if you have had a break.” —Catherine Pulsifer.
- “Every Friday, I like to high-five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor.”
- “Celebrate the end of the week with a grateful heart and a joyful spirit. Happiness is a choice, and today, we choose to be happy.”
More Quotes For A Happy Friday And An Exciting Weekend
- “It's Friday! Time to go make stories for Monday." —Anonymous
- “I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special, even if your schedule is over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.” —Helen Mirren.
- “A wild and crazy weekend involves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar, reading a book.” —Robert M. Gates.
- “Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” —John Shirley
- “Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday the shortest.” —D.S. Mixel.
- “This Friday, finish your work and be done. Look forward to the weekend and have some fun!” – Kate Summers
- “Make a Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of, knowing that you just didn't put in the time for the next paycheck.” — Byron Pulsifer.
- "Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!" —Kate Summers.
- “Friday afternoon feels like heaven.” — El Fuego.
- “It's Friday morning mankind! Good vibe, don't frown and let the monster see you smile!” — Napz Cherub Pellazo.
- “Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.” — Richard Nelson Bolles.
- “On a Friday night, I like to go out because my friends, who have been working normal hours, just want to let go after a stressful week at work.” — Douglas Boot.
Conclusion: Friday Motivation
Enjoy your Friday nights without any worry by putting in effort throughout the day. After an energizing early morning walk, spend your mornings prioritizing your tasks. Ensure that you tidy your workspace and take enough breaks in between tasks. Don’t forget to eat at least two meals on Fridays. We hope the quotes listed above will get you through the difficult days.