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How To Survive The Working Week

Aug 22, 2008
The working week can be very tiring. Sometimes it can feel like you have only just left work the night before, when you arrive once again in the morning. However, do not fret, as there are certain things you can do, which will liven up your week, give you more time to relax and lift your mood significantly.

Without doubt weekends are a time to have fun and do what you want to do. The thought of grocery shopping may give you a headache, however, if you can, put aside a small amount of time on, perhaps a Sunday, to stock your cupboards, it can make your week run smoother. Buying essential food for the week on your days off will mean you do not have to think very hard about meals when you arrive tired after a long day at work. There is nothing worst than hurrying through the front door, running to the kitchen hungry to find you have nothing to eat. Doing a heavy shop after working all day is the last thing you need.

If pushing a trolley really isn't your thing, or you are pushed for time at the weekend, why not order shopping online and get it delivered to your front door. This is an easy option for any day of the week, however, I would still recommend ordering it for the weekend, when you are likely to have a little more time to put it away. The only downside to online delivery is that they usually won't deliver on a Sunday, however, you can order on a Sunday for the Monday. All you have to do is ensure someone is in the house when the shopping arrives and not forget. A little bit of forward planning is extremely beneficial in the long run when it comes to food shopping.

Organisation is definitely the key to reducing the stress of your working week. Try avoid the morning rush by making sure you always have clean clothes. Waking up to a pile of dirty washing is not going to put you in the best of moods. Furthermore, deciding what to wear the night before is a good idea, as is making your sandwiches and packing your bag. Always make sure your phone is charged for a while at night, just to make your life easier if your car decides to break down.

It can often feel like week days are all work and no play. To avoid this feeling it is very important to combat that tired, lethargic feeling that is often felt after a long day and make the effort to do something you enjoy a couple of nights a week. Try going to the gym, or having a few drinks with friends. Maybe even invite someone over for a DVD, or head to the cinema. Initially arranging an activity may feel like too much of an effort, however, the chances are you will be glad you decided to. Allowing yourself a bit of fun free time during the week will mean getting up for work the next day won't seem so much of a drag. Along the same lines, plan your weekends and holidays carefully, so you continuously have things to look forward to.

It is important not to go to bed too late on the nights before working days. This does sound very boring, but it is important if you want to perform well at work. It may be possible to survive on very little sleep at the start of the week, however, if you continuously fall behind on needed shut eye, by Wednesday, time will really start to drag. Try to keep fresh and lively so that your mind stays active. A good night's sleep should help you to keep as alert and enthusiastic at your job. If it is not possible for you to enjoy your work, even if you regularly get a good night's sleep, you may need to consider a career change.

Most of us have to face the continuous daily grind, however, by making a few small changes you could find that they make your life significantly happier and more fulfilling. We all wish for a job we enjoy, however, whilst we strive for our dream choice of employment it is important to make the most of the free time that we have outside of working hours.
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