It’s time to reclaim the Friday.
For us, Fridays are not the end of a long week, but the beginning of a productive weekend! As a creative professional, it’s often necessary to fill multiple professional roles in order to make ends meet and have the space and security to pursue our dreams – So we end up with “day jobs”, freelance projects and varied interests. This is what keeps us fresh!
The trick is, however, not to let those other roles take over completely – it’s easy to become overwhelmed and exhausted when you get caught up doing all the ‘other’ things you have to do and not carving out the time to focus on what really matters to you… For me, one thing is finding time to write! Between running from events to meetings to the office, (mostly to cover other people’s stuff,) it can seem like there’s just not enough time in the day. I find myself writing and presenting in support of other businesses and professionals, handing off projects and submitting work, and at the end of the day, all I have the energy for myself is a hot bath and some Netflix.
This is where Fridays can change everything… let’s take it back! Instead of looking at it like the day we crash into a little pile of exhaustion, praying for Monday to stay away – let’s see it like a lush oasis in a creative desert…
Let Friday be the beginning of YOU. Find ways to allow the time to rest and recharge inspire you to fill your spirit while you can! Then, instead of curling up into a ball, treat your Friday like the BEGINNING of the week- Make a to-do list of all the fun and balancing things that will help you focus on your goals and give them the same importance as the rest of your weekday tasks; Prioritize your dreams; Reset your personal strategies so that you go into your ‘other’ work-week with a balanced attitude. The world needs us creative souls, but we are no good to it if we lose ourselves in the process.