Back when I had a normal 9 to 5 job, I absolutely LOVED Fridays.
I’d usually meet my friend at the hole-in-the-wall bar down the street from where I lived, play a bunch of songs on the jukebox, and look forward to the next two days off.
Ahhhhh, it was a glorious time.
What do you do on Fridays to start the weekend?
Check out what AskReddit users had to say.
“My wife is a 1st grade teacher in rough part of the city. So her days can seem like whole weeks based on the wild and funny stories she comes home with.
And since I now work from home, I don’t have great office stories anymore, aside from the random puking from the nervous Boston terrier co-worker, but that’s a different subreddit.
So every Friday night we leave our 9 and 12 year old kids with older brother, who’s 16. We go to the same ok-ish Mexican place and pretty much eat the same thing. My wife has a big margarita, while I am happily am the DD.”
“Every Friday night, I camp downstairs with my two young children.
We make beds on the sofas, watch a film and enjoy a nice supper.
In a few short years I know they’ll think it’s not that great to hang out with dad.”
Power through the day.
“Fun coffee Friday.
Unless I’m having a bad day, I try to limit myself to black coffee at work during the week (doesn’t always happen). My post-lunch/morning meetings cup is pure joy – cream, sugar, and whatever flavorings we have in stock.
It’s a minor thing, but it changes my mindset and pace during the afternoon wrap-up.”
Do something good.
“I’m a recovering al**holic, and weekends in particular were bad for me, so I make sure to start my weekend doing something good for my sobriety.
Sometimes it’s an AA meeting in the afternoon, sometimes it’s blocking off an hour on my calendar to go for a walk, or it could be something as simple as a quick phone call to another friend/acquaintance in recovery.
Been working so far, so not going to stop anytime soon.”
A time to clean.
“I get to leave work early on Fridays, so it’s nice to arrive home 2 hours earlier than during the week.
I clean. I love cleaning and I love that I can clean my whole flat properly in those few extra hours of freedom. By the time it’s 9pm, my whole home is spotless, I’ve done 2 sets of laundry, and dinner is in the oven!
Then I turn on the console, and play a nice game with my husband, or watch a movie together, and by 10-10:30pm we slip into fresh bed sheets.
This way I’ve got the Saturdays and Sundays free from doing housework.
Just thinking about it now, I can’t wait to get home today!”
On the right foot.
“I go for a jog in the morning but I take a particular route which goes around a really pleasant park.
I associate that park with Fridays and it starts my day in a great mood.”
There you go.
“Put on Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) by Deftones.
The weekend has begun.”
Watch the clown.
“I have a clown figurine that sits on a shelf above my work desk at home.
After I’ve clocked off on Friday afternoon this clown moves from the shelf to the front of my desk until Monday morning.
Because When the clown is down, this party animal’s in town.”
Do yourself a favor.
“On Friday I do favors for future me so that I can actually have a fun weekend. I wrap up my workday writing a checklist for Monday and close all browser tabs so I can check out mentally.
I do online grocery shopping so I have the foods. I start the laundry and figure out the house/family plans logistics for the weekend.
Sometimes it’s a drag when I’m tired but it helps future me out a LOT!”
“I do my budget.
I get paid on Fridays and it makes me feel for one day at least, that I’m okay.”
Got two mountains picked out and hopefully I can summit both of them.
I might be kinda tired come Monday but it’s totally worth it.”
How do you like to get your weekend started?
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