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Alistair Hodgett shares a post that helps you end the week productively and get you ready for the weekend.

The end of the work week can be many things:

☐ The end of a period of work, consisting of achievements and difficulties

☐ A transition to leisure time, activities or time with family and friends

☐ A preparation for the next working week, making plans, lists or priorities

Each of these is worth observing to discover how you currently behave, and to assess whether there are things you would like to make part of a routine, things you would like to add or remove. If you are self-employed or an independent consultant (to paraphrase someone else) you make your own workplace.

The end of a period of work

The last call finished, the report sent to the client. You turn off the laptop and walk away without a care. Or perhaps you review what has been crossed off the to-do list (paper or electronic) and feel (depending on the week) satisfaction or despair? Your end of week can be changed by adopting a practice that ‘finishes on a high note’, like doing a small favour for someone else like making an introduction within your network, or sending a thank you. Or you can be more self-serving, and mark the end of the week with a LinkedIn post.

 

Key points include:

  • A transition to leisure time
  • Preparation for better work

Read the full post, How do you mark the end of your work week?, on LinkedIn.