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How To End Your Week On A Positive Note

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It’s Friday! As the week comes to a close (for most of us), I want to share a set of habits that have become an end-of-the-week routine for me. This routine has been key to ending my week on a positive note and “teeing up” a great start to the following week for me.

How To End Your Week On A Positive Note

Consider these three weekly habits each Friday before leaving the office or your place of work for the weekend:

Habit 1

Reach out with a quick e-mail or (better yet) a short thank you note expressing gratitude for those who went out of their way to help you this week. This is literally a 10 minute exercise that has powerful results. You’ll feel great in expressing thanks and the recipient will receive a nice message to end the week on. Who went out of their way to help you this week?

Habit 2

Make note of what you believe were your three greatest accomplishments over the past week. Embrace the sense of satisfaction and positive emotion associated with getting these important things done. Interrelate this Habit with Habit 1 noted above – was there anyone who contributed significantly to your three greatest achievements? Follow-up or reach out to those people with a word of thanks.

Habit 3

What are your three most important goals for next week? Do you have sufficient time set aside to accomplish those goals? Who do you need to solicit for help (go ahead and reach out and confirm their participation before you end this week)? What is the very next action associated with each of those goals, and do you have that task clearly identified on your calendar or task list with a due date?

Give these habits a try and add others who are relevant to your situation. The message here is to begin a weekly routine that will help you end the week in a positive way and help you get clarity on the most important things for next week.

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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson, founder of Career Success Partners, is a leading authority on career success and a 15-year career coaching veteran.

10 comments

  1. Jessica Benzing Smith

    Wonderfully simple habits that most people don’t do. Thanks for the reminder Andy. I’m sharing with my LinkedIn network!

  2. This is a great way to end a Friday on a positive note and set yourself up to be ready for the next week. I like this-I think I will print this out and keep in my next office space.

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