Having a hard time getting through the week? Wednesday always seems to be the day we are halfway finished our week and time seems to drag on and on. Here is what we do to get through the week!
1. Take a Break
– Always take a moment in your busy day, to go outside even for 5minutes and breath in some fresh air. Even if it is raining, just take that time to watch the rainfall. Its a great change of pace to take your lunch and eat outside if it’s sunny. It’s important to get your mind away from what you are working on even for a short while. Take this time to plan out the rest of your day or say an encouraging prayer. Be thankful for what you have and enjoy life.
2. Keep Hydrated
-You would be amazed how many people walk around dehydrated! Given that water is essential to life and the fact that water makes up more than half of our physical body, it is urgent to stay hydrated. You will immediately notice a difference in how you think and feel by taking a moment away from the rush to hydrate yourself. Now if you REALLY want to feel the difference make a mid-afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Odds are if you work in an office or sit through most of the day, by 3 pm lunch has settled and you will be in a bit of a slump. A cup of tea/coffee at this time of day is soothing and relaxing because it awakens your senses.
3. Talk to a Friend
Give your spouse, friend, or family member a phone call. Make some time to check up on them. This not only shows that you care but also reminds yourself that you’re not in this alone. For bonus points, call someone you haven’t talked to in a few months and catch up with them. We recommend a phone call rather than email or texting, this not only makes the conversation more personal but hearing someone’s voice and laughter will brighten both of your days.
4. Give Yourself Something to Look Forward To
It’s in the midweek and you need that extra boost to keep you going to Thursday and FINALLY Friday! If you’re single, married/have a family, make this a game night or out to dinner night at a favorite restaurant. (Always be sure to plan this day in your budget). We enjoy making dinner at home. In the warm months, we sometimes like to pack up our dinner and eat by a lake or stream (any place with water) and spend time together. If you are on a tight budget eat at home but make your favorite food.
5. Get Organized
-This is a great time to find someplace or something you work with daily and get it back into an organized state. Whether it’s your desk, house, vehicle or even the desktop of your computer. It’s really hard to be productive if you are constantly looking for things. By taking some time to de-clutter and pitch items you don’t need and sort the stuff you do, this will save your brain a lot of frustration and downtime moving forward. Now, for those who are super organized, you may not need to clean per se, but you can probably think of a way to better your life and make things more efficient. Just because something has always been done one way doesn’t mean that it can’t function smoother and better if done another way.
This is what we do when we’ve hit a slump in the middle of the week. Leave a comment or email letting us know how you beat the mid-week blues!
-Jason & Steph