Finish your week by Thursday and give yourself a bonus day with these savvy strategies.
We’ve all been there: The workweek gets away from you, while the weekend flies by. It doesn’t have to be this way, says Fast Company, which highlights how successful CEOs and time management experts manage to wrap up their week a day early.
One way to sign off on your workweek early is to schedule your time intentionally. Your goal is to view Friday as an extra day tacked on to your workweek – uninterrupted time to use however you’d like. This means avoiding scheduling meetings, phone calls and other get-togethers on this day. Here’s how it works:
Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder and CEO of Asana, swears by this no-meeting structure—although he implements it on Wednesdays for his team. “With very few exceptions, everyone’s calendar is completely clear at least one day out of the week, whether you are a maker or manager […] This is an invaluable tool for ensuring you have some contiguous space to do project work.”
With a few tweaks to your work habits, you can make Thursday your new Friday. And even if you can’t actually take Friday off, you’ll have a bonus day to focus on another project or get ready for the week ahead. Read the full article for more tricks to finish the workweek ahead of schedule.