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Grind Tip: Pick Something to Focus on For the Week Ahead

I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. Of course I love that it's a day away from the office, but I hate the onslaught of anxiety that comes with Sunday's sunset — I'm sure some of you can relate. We begin reviewing our weekly schedules and planning for tasks that require extra effort, to the point where Monday morning feels like a continuation of Sunday night. This weekend, I'm going to try something new and invite you to do the same.

Instead of working (or thinking about work) until bedtime, make an effort to leave at least an hour before heading to bed. There are always work-related things to do and think about, so in order to turn off a busy mind there needs to be some sense of finality. This weekend, choose something to focus on for the week ahead. It could be anything from procrastinating less and checking email less often, to getting out for lunch. Leave your busy work-brain behind once you've selected a goal, and then do something relaxing! Listen to music, have a conversation, take a bath — anything but work.

Hopefully, this will leave us feeling more at ease after the weekend, and we'll have something positive to focus on for the week ahead while we're going through our everyday routines.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i always like it when i have a work event or something fun to do during the week to look forward to rather than focusing on the next weekend since that's almost sad :) at least i typically have something to do .. spa night, broadway show, movie pre-screening - something.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I do this every week...Sunday nights, I chill out with the Sunday paper and a cup of decaf coffee and I clip coupons for later, do the crossword puzzle, etc. for an hour before I make dinner and get ready for Monday.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great idea!
muchacha muchacha 8 years
For me it's reading - I try to make myself turn off my computer one hour before bed and escape into a novel to gain back a little perspective.. Good advise Savvy.
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