We work tirelessly just so that we can look at our job in the rearview mirror on Friday afternoons. Let’s face it. We’re working for the weekend.
And why wouldn’t we? The weekends are where we can eat, drink, and be merry without worrying about getting to bed at a decent time. It’s when all of the fairs and festivals and concerts happen, too. No one ever goes into work on a Wednesday talking about their amazing Tuesday night. The most excitement happens once we’ve clocked our 40 hours (or more).
Friday night and Saturday night are when we can live life to the fullest. Saturday and Sunday allow us to kick back and enjoy life the way that it was meant to be.
The moment that Monday rolls around, we begin to suffer. We head into the office and try to give it our all. By Tuesday, we’re already looking at what we could do to make sure that our weekend is good.
That’s when time begins to slow.
Inevitably, as soon as you make weekend plans, the rest of the workweek takes its sweet time as though it’s just taunting you. Look at the calendar. What. The. F*&%.
Wait, actually, it reads Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. But it might as well spell the former. After all, when even the calendar is laughing at our weekend plans, we know that it’s going to be a long, long week.
It’s a Good Week to Have a Good Week
The only way to do great work is to love where you work. Otherwise, the only thing filling your head as you head to work on Monday is dread. That’s no way to go through life.
Love your job. Or, at the very least, find a way to fake it until you make it.
The average job requires employees to work eight hours a day. That doesn’t include the mandatory lunch break, either. It means that you may easily be spending 45 hours or more at the workplace.
Like the people you work with. Love the job that you do. Cherish the time you spend with your clients. Boast that your job is better than the jobs that other people work. If you can’t do that, you’re doing it wrong.
Not all jobs are easy. Not all co-workers are a joy to be around. It’s your job to figure out how to have a good week, even when it’s not easy.
Try not to look at the calendar for the first few days. It’s best not to be in countdown mode from the moment you pull into the workplace on Monday morning.
Here are a few tips to help you have a good week:
- Get a good night’s sleep every night
- Eat a balanced breakfast
- Pace your workload
- Delegate when possible
- Dress for success
- Make plans for the middle of the week
Not feeling very worky today? That’s okay. We all have those days. Spend your lunch hour looking for a weekend activity that will help you to focus on what’s to come. Jam to some of your favorite music as you run errands around the office. Just ignore the taunts coming from your calendar. You’ll be able to push past those WTF days in no time.
That Weekend Feeling…
That weekend feeling is great, especially when you have been gearing up for it all week long. You should have at least a few plans so that you make the best use of your time. There are only limited hours before it’s work all over again.
It’s important to establish balance. If you plan too many activities, you’ll be worn out on Sunday night. You’ll be wondering why you did too much. And it’s not going to make for a productive Monday because you’ll still be recuperating.
The best weekend plans allow for fun and relaxation. Perhaps you’ll sleep in on Saturday. Then, meet up with some friends or family. Get out of the house for a while to see what your state has to offer. Maybe you’ll attend a festival in Texas, a fair in Minnesota, or even a beer tasting in Wisconsin. Spend a few hours living in the moment. Take a few selfies to post on Facebook. Tease everyone about the good time you’re having.
Your weekend can be the best of the best. And there’s nothing wrong with flaunting it periodically. Those Facebook memories can help to remind you of what you did a year or two ago. When you know that you’re making the most of your weekends, it will help you to be grateful for your life.
Don’t Stress the Could Haves
The best way to have a good Monday is to make stories over the weekend.
Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have. You could have done something else, but you didn’t. If it were something you should have done, you would have done it.
There’s always another weekend. There are no do-overs, but there’s another Saturday/Sunday on the horizon. Circle it on your calendar and work to make epic plans.
Speaking of epic plans, we’ve found that those in Texas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota end up having better weekends when they’re a proud owner of a Sherman pole barn. Now, we’re not saying that you have to have a pole barn to live your life to the fullest. But we’re certainly saying that it helps.
Having a pole barn gives you a place to store all of your toys. You can make sure that you get into that weekend feeling when you wander over to your pole barn to pull out a boat, an RV, a snowmobile, or something else that will plant a smile on your face.
A pole barn may also give you a place where you can practice your hobbies. Maybe you make craft beer or maybe you love to splatter paint on canvases. Custom pole buildings can provide you with more space outside of your home so that you have room for all of your passion projects.
At Sherman, we’ll make sure that you work for the weekend with purpose. Our pole barns are custom-created to meet all of your needs and wants. You choose where it will be erected. We’ll work on the erection.