Start Your Work Week On Sunday To Improve Productivity

If you have the option, productivity blog Stepcase Lifehack argues that changing your work week from Sunday to Thursday will make you more productive. You will be able to ease back into your work week and take care of tasks without constant interruption on Sundays. As Fridays tend to be unproductive anyway you'll get ahead of your coworkers.

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Why do so many people hate Monday mornings? Not only do you have to get back into your weekday work routine all at once, you also have to catch up on any work communications and activity that happened over the weekend. Also you can't sleep-in on Monday mornings, so your body quickly goes into commute and work mode as soon as you wake up, which can be a source of stress.

If you work for yourself or can negotiate your schedule, beginning your work week on Sunday allows you to sleep in, gradually ease into your work, and get a lot of tasks accomplished if you don't normally receive calls and emails on Sundays. When you return to the office on Monday morning you'll have a jump-start on your coworkers and will already be in your work routine.

Of course, if everyone switched their work week to start on Sunday the usual unproductive Monday and Friday cycle would repeat itself one day earlier, but as that is unlikely to happen you might be able to take advantage of this time-shift to get more done.

Get the Most Out of Your Week by Starting it on Sunday [Stepcase Lifehack]


Comments

    I don't know, if you worked for yourself this could almost work. You'd be constantly turning down social invitations though.

    OK, I'm going to try and see this out to it's logical conclusion with some article suggestions;

    Beginner.
    Sell your house or move out of your rented home, buy a large van to store your 7 sets of work clothes (one for each day of the week) move into work by sleeping in the van, and getting all your laundry picked up and delivered, along with your meals, and just work, do not leave, do nothing else.

    Advanced.
    Marry a co-worker, have or adopt and raise your children in the office, feed them mushrooms you grow under your desk, fertilized with your own composted waste by converting your office chair into a toilet, meaning you never have to leave your desk.

    Master.
    Have a team of doctors surgically remove your lower half, as well as your digestive and urinary tracts. Have any necessary nutrients and waste products added and removed directly from your bloodstream. Have your eyelids removed and your eyeballs kept moist with an automated saline mist, so that you do not waste time blinking. Have physicians administer a blend of drugs into what is left of your body to keep you constantly awake without killing you. Try to avoid Facebook and twitter.

      I laughed so much, i had tears in my eyes. well done, kendal.

    errr. Sundays are mine. Saturdays always seem to have social events. Sunday is when I go to church and get refreshed.

    How about trying to start Monday with a Sunday attitude?

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