As our lives become more hectic and the stresses of meeting the demands of work, on top of family and life commitments we can sometimes start to feel like a mindless lab rat running round and round the Ferris wheel.
Here are our really simple tips to help you leave work at work on a Friday.
1. Leave work on time
Make a conscious effort to leave work at an appropriate time, quick tip: If you need to; just set a reminder or three. We all know that by Friday afternoon our productivity level starts to fade so don’t waste time sitting there pondering what work you should be doing. Save it for Monday!
2. Write a list!
First thing Friday morning write a list of ALL things that are achievable by the end of the day. Put the most significant at the top of the list, and leave the rest until next week.
3. Book a dance or cardio class for 5:30 pm on a Friday
Head out the door early on a Friday, go straight to a class and sweat out all your work emotions – like Taylor says, “Shake it off, Shake it off”. The release of endorphins will leave you feeling giddy and excited for the weekend ahead.
4. Go for a cheeky drink with friends (preferably not work friends- sorry)
Time to talk about other things, reconnect with your life away from the desk. We’re all guilty of thinking about work more than we should, when you leave on a Friday, leave it all behind including the work politics and gossip.
5. Go to bed early Friday night
We know this sounds boring to some. But catching up on your Zz’s on a Friday night, will not only make you feel fresh Saturday morning, it gives the body and mind to recover from the common or not so common stresses of work. Go home, take a long shower, watch some Netflix then chill and go to sleep by 10 pm. You won’t know yourself on a Saturday! ( hello early morning yoga class)
Article by Twosix Co-Founders Bree & Emma
Having come from over 10 years in a corporate environment both Emma and Bree are passionate about changing the culture of work in Australia, ensuring that wellness is a sustainable practice inside of all workplaces. Twosix Wellness is a Melbourne based wellness hub that provides down-to-earth, and practical health and wellbeing programmes for corporates as well as inspirational content via their online platform. Yoga & Pilates Sessions, Nutrition & Mindfulness Articles, Workplace Wellbeing Workshops and so much more – There are lots of reasons to get excited about the Twosix movement!