Feeling Drained? Simple Tips for Staying Productive After a Long Week

stay productive on FridayIt’s finally Friday, and the beautiful summer weekend is almost here! The light is at the end of the tunnel after this long week. If you’re feeling drained, that light still probably seems miles away, and you might be tempted to coast through the day. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated and productive before we start the weekend:

Eat the Right Snacks 

Certain foods can have a huge impact on our energy levels – good and bad. Stay away from energy-draining sugary foods and pack your day with protein instead. For additional healthy snack ideas, check out this article from Whole Living.

Avoid Interruptions 

With excited coworkers and weekend plans being made, it might be hard to focus. Do your best to avoid interruptions while tying your loose ends from the week. Put your cellphone in your desk, close out your email and put some headphones in to drown out the activity around you. 

Get Organized for the Upcoming Week

Starting projects on a Friday is not always ideal, so instead, get yourself organized and set up for the coming week. Write out your prioritized to-do list, locate materials you will need and tidy up your workspace. Doing this is not only a productive use for your Friday, it’s also a great way to set yourself up for a successful week. 

Stay Positive

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of whining and complaining about a hard week, but it’s Friday! Let that go and keep a positive attitude. TGIF, right!?

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