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Stressed Out? Avoid the Manic Mondays

Recently, I told you all that I like to clean my desk every Friday before I head home. It gives me peace of mind, so I can start my weekend with a clean slate. Here's another thing I like to do before leaving the office - I make a list of the 5 most important things I need to get done by the end of the day Monday. This way all the details of next week are on a piece of paper (or in my BlackBerry) so they don't need to be roaming around my head distracting me from my weekend. This way my thoughts are free to run rampant in a weekend, space-out kind of way.

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bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
I completely believe in lists. Whatever is stressing me out the most goes into the top slots. It helps me focus and avoid procrastinating or trying to do too many things.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Mine are usually post-its all over my laptop or desk... :P
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I always make A to-do list at Home!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Me too madison63
madison63 madison63 10 years
I am a firm believer in to-do lists, whether at work, at school and at home.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
I totally agree with StefaPie. It's nice to have a clean desk area to come to on Monday, and to know what my priorities for that day are. I try to think as little about work over the weekend, and making a list for Monday helps tremendously.
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
I make a list late friday afternoon, date it for monday, and make sure i get at least 1 thing on that list done before i leave. it's nice to come in on a monday and see that.
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