While your waiting for the clock to hit 5pm so you can go home to your beautiful babies, there are a few things, not just to make the time go faster, but also to help you remain productive until the end of your workday.
Clean out your email inbox AND your flagged items. I know this isn’t something you WANT to do, however it needs to get done. When you get home tonight, you can spend time with your family knowing you accomplished what you needed to at work. AND you won’t be on your Crackbberry all night.
Write your to-do list for Monday. According to a recent study, people who maintain a clean work space are 35% more productive during the day. It just takes a moment to throw away old notes, organize folders and wipe down the dust bunnies. When you arrive the next workday, you will feel a whole lot better.
Check your calendar. There is nothing like walking in to the office on Monday morning unprepared for a meeting. make sure you are aware of it.
Everything in it’s place.When you check your calendar and notice that you DO have an early meeting on Monday, prepare NOW and leave your work in a pile neatly on your desk. This way when you arrive on Monday, you will be ready to go.
Think about dinner! If you haven’t already made a plan for dinner (FYI meal planning post coming soon!) then now is the time to think about it. Friday night is a great night for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Next Friday, think about a crock-pot meal thrown together before you leave the house in the morning.