When it comes to hump day most of us begin to wane and start thinking of the weekend. Even if you’re one of those who start the week a hundred miles an hour with energy and enthusiasm it isn’t uncommon to see it slipping at the halfway point of your working week. So, what is the best way to beat the slump?
Here are our top tips for getting over that midweek slump.
Do Something Fun
Wednesday doesn’t have to be the day of the week that you dread. If you end up losing all motivation during the middle of the week, consider organising something that interests you. It could be going for dinner with a friend or going to that film that you have wanted to see for ages. Whatever it is that motivates you, go do it on Wednesday. You might begin to actually like Wednesdays.
Break your routine
Being stuck in the same old routine is hard to change. But it is something that you may need to do to get out of your mid-week slump. Be it changing up your daily tasks or getting a change of scenery, it could make a huge difference to your wellbeing and your productivity. Trying to add some variation such as meetings, conferences or even team building events are all good ways to add some variation into your week while still getting your tasks done. Getting away from the same old duties could perhaps give you that well-needed lift that you desire.
Tidy your workspace
Odds are that, by the middle of the week, your desk looks mess cluttered with the documents and memos you’ve needed to meet your deadlines. But a messy desk doesn’t exactly invite clear thinking. Give it a quick tidy and see how quickly you get back into the work zone.
Get a workout in
A workout will not only help you physically but mentally as well. It’s suggested to get some form of exercise in a day be it running, lifting weights or yoga. It is important to get it done out of the way as early as possible. The longer you wait the more likely you are going to tell yourself to leave it off until tomorrow.
So, if you decide, be it before work, your lunch break or after work, make sure to allocate some time to go and get it done. Of course, not everyone is a morning person or even a fan of exercising during their lunch break. Whatever bit of exercise you decide to fit in will help you be more energetic getting through the day and get you through the week in a positive way.
Go out for lunch
Organise with your friends or work colleagues to leave and head out for a bite to eat. Give yourself sometime outside of the office. This will give you the opportunity to disconnect from work and to enjoy and refocus your mind. Try not to worry about what work needs to be done after lunch. Just eat something healthy and enjoy the company of others to help you get over that midweek slump.
Look for a new job
If you have tried to implement the above tips and they haven’t helped, then it is time to consider looking for a new job. So, try and get out of that rut and search for a new job. Be it finding a job you love or making a Digital CV or researching into the position you would like to do. Even just by getting to work on any of these should, without doubt, improve your mood.