The Friday blues can be just as challenging as the Monday blues for so many of us. But thankfully the weekend is almost here and you are so close to wrapping up your work week. So let’s talk about some helpful Friday motivation tips to get you through the day!
But before we jump into these Friday motivation tips let’s quickly chat about the reasons you need to work on your motivation today.
Reasons to work on these Friday motivation ideas:
- Improving your Friday motivation helps you end your week in a much better way so you can head into your weekend not stressing about work.
- It also helps to set you up for better success on Mondays!
- Having a dreadful Friday can be a dark cloud over your whole weekend so focus on positivity and getting things done on Friday so you can avoid that dark cloud.
So let’s get into these Friday motivation tips to help you out today!
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Note: not everyone’s “Friday” is actually on Friday but these tips apply to whatever day you end your work week. I worked in hotels for years and didn’t have a “Friday” so I totally get that but these tips are things I learned during that time as well!
Friday Motivation Tips To Get You Through Today!
Tips for being motivated on Fridays:
Tip 1: Don’t over schedule Fridays.
This first tips for boosting your motivation today is to make sure that you are not over scheduling your Fridays.
Be realistic about your Friday schedule and acknowledge that your productivity levels may be a little lower on Fridays. And that’s okay but if you are less productive but have a busier than usual day then you are just going to hate Fridays even more!
Tip 2: Dress for success.
Dressing for success is important every day but it is extra important on a day you aren’t feeling overly motivated at work.
Putting on a cute outfit and some makeup can help get you in a positive mindset for the day and help you beat those Friday blues. So commit to dressing in a way that makes you feel confident and motivated on Friday mornings to help improve that Friday motivation you are lacking.
(My current favorite work outfit trends are blue blazers – really helps me feel confident on Friday mornings!)
Tip 3: Allow yourself breaks to fight feeling unmotivated.
Be patient with yourself and allow yourself breaks!
This is an essential tip for really staying motivated in the long run.
Did you know that breaks actually help your productivity and motivation? When you take short and strategically timed breaks you actually help yourself have improved self motivation.
This is because when you take a break you allow your brain to be refreshed and able to really focus on what you need to when you return from the break. I have a full guide on taking breaks here that can help you with this!
Tip 4: Celebrate small wins from the week.
This is my favorite motivation tip!
Celebrating your wins helps your mind realize that all of this effort and self motivation is working.
So I recommend doing something little like treating yourself to Starbucks or even just patting yourself on the back figuratively when you have accomplished something! This will help you stay motivated because you know that it is working and you are rewarding and celebrating your accomplishments.
Tip 5: Learn how to prioritize better.
Prioritizing is a very actionable tip for fighting the feeling of unmotivated.
If you aren’t practicing and feeling confident in your prioritization skills then you are missing out on some important parts of motivation!
Learning to focus on the most important tasks to YOU is a huge part of becoming a more self motivated person.
I recommend starting with just working on daily to do lists (here’s a cute pad!) to help you start doing daily prioritizing.
Tip 6: Create a to-do list.
This is such a helpful tip for getting through your Friday!
This will help allow you to be able to create a plan for your day. And either formally or informally plan out the hours in your day. You can look at the items and think about how long each task is going to take and work out a logical plan based on those estimates.
Another great bonus to using to do lists is being able to cross things off makes you feel more productive and accomplished. If you are starting this list mid-day it is totally fine to add items that you did earlier and then cross them off! It will remind you of what you have accomplished and lower your stress levels regarding what else is left in your day.
Tip 7: Hype yourself up!
This is the final tip for having more motivation on Fridays!
Hyping yourself is is super important for getting things done when you really don’t feel like doing anything.
Give yourself a little pep talk! Remind yourself that you can do this and that you are GOING to accomplish everything you want to. There is serious power in positive thinking.
Remind yourself how great you are and that you can do anything that you want to do.
It’s great if you can do this little pep talk out loud but if you are in a work environment where you can’t then either say it in your head or write it down.
Similar note- it can be really helpful on a day when you are feeling unmotivated to write down some motivating words on a sticky note and put it around your desk/computer/workspace.
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