Sometimes during the work week I get in to a real rut. It’s the same routine every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love routine, but when it involves the same old same old at work too…sometimes you need something to lift you up! I hate living for the weekends, but I can’t seem to help having that mentality. I feel like all I do besides work during the week is dishes and laundry. Why are there so many damn dishes??? And I always need some time to unwind before I go to bed. Mindless TV is the best thing to unwind with for me. Here are 10 things that I like to do to make my week better.
- Get lost in a good book.
- Binge on some Netflix.
- Take a walk with your significant other, dog, or yourself.
- Have a special dinner, whether you cook it or you go out.
- Pick a non-Friday day to get a Starbucks in the morning as a treat. I like to do this on Tuesday for a “treat yo self Tuesday.”
- Have a spa night at home after work with a great DIY facial or give yourself a pedi.
- Light some candles, pour a glass of wine and take a bath.
- Meet a friend after work for a quick happy hour or coffee.
- Stroll through your favorite store on lunch hour.
- Listen to audiobooks on your way to and from work. I actually look forward to my commutes when I have a good story to listen to!
I try to remind myself that every day can be a good day, it is all about the attitude that you have. What are some things that you like to do during the week to make it more enjoyable?
Why do I only think I can get Starbucks on a Friday or the weekend? I love the idea of treat yourself Tuesday! This is such a great list, anything to help the work week go smoother & remember who we are as people and what makes us happy, not just the daily grind every day but some fun stuff for us too! I hope you’re having a great one so far!
Hehehe I MUST have Starbucks on a Friday, no matter how many other days during the week I go! I listen to audio books and podcasts constantly. Listening to people talk is so much more relaxing than listening to music at the end of the day!
Love this list! I get burned out from that weekday rut too and ALL the dishes. They never end! I think my favorite weekday things to do are read and watch some favorite shows. Those are my favorite ways to unwind at night. I also enjoy going out thrifiting and taking my little guy for ice cream every few weeks or so after work.
Last night Will had plans with his Mom so I went and got a pedicure and ate indian food (which Will hates). It was a great treat for myself while he was out having fun. I shall steal the treat yo self Tuesday slogan for last night!
Ha, I wrote a similar list last night that’s scheduled to go live next Tuesday! #1, 2 and 6 are on my list too! I usually am listening to music instead of audiobooks though, because I tend to zone out and wind up missing half of the story!
When your baby gets here, please remember this list. Seriously. Print it out and hang it on your fridge.
Great suggestions! I love doing little things to switch it up a bit. I don’t understand the crazy amount of dishes either! Ugh, and don’t get me started on laundry. Beautifully Candid
Those all sound great! I love the Starbucks Tuesday idea. Speaking of binging on Netflix, I just caught up on Season 2 of How to Get Away With Murder, and omg….Meanwhile I’m also getting caught up in Nicholas Sparks new book, See Me.
I agree with Jana. You will definitely need to remind yourself to make a few things better, especially the happy hour with friends part! 🙂 And hells yes to all the Netflix bingeing.
I LOVE this post! This is so great. So many great things to make your day better. I’m so with you about laundry, I so hate it. My mom (the doll that is) loves to do laundry so she kindly does laundry one a week for me. It’s such a wonderful thing. She feels bad that I don’t have laundry in my unit, whereas she does so, she does it for me. I’m so grateful to her.
Love this and your quote at the beginning. I’m a special occasion kind of gal, but, like it says, that should be every day! Some days I go to Ulta or TJMaxx on my lunch break to just get out of the office! That’s my little treat!
I’ve been trying to do one thing during the work week that’s different – last week we went to the shake shack opening and I got drinks with a friend – this week it’s another event…just changes my week up! xo, biana
I love this list! I’m feeling some wine and a bubble bath today!
I try to do the walk through a store on lunch hour at least once a week. It’s a treat, for sure! A good mind cleaner
I do good stuff every day! Nail painting, buying lunch one day, walks around the city, books, painting my nails, face masks! Can’t save it all for the weekend!
Awesome list! I feel the same way a lot during the week that all I do beside work is come home to cook dinner, do dishes, and veg in front of the tv. After dinner walks with H and Roxy are always good for the soul, and I need to get lost in a new book <3
I love this! It’s so good to break up the monotony sometimes! Like we all love routines, but sometimes it’s okay to live a little. Like having a cupcake on a Tuesday evening or a glass of wine! 😉
#7 is a regular ritual for me.
#9 happens almost every Friday.
I’m a firm believer in doing things during the week that take you out of your normal routine–otherwise the days just mundanely pass you by. Love this list, friend!
When I have a chance to get caught up on my magazines, it’s the best and such a relaxing time
Usually Thursday is my Starbs day! Need it! Haha and I’m allllll about getting lost in a good book! Great ideas girl! Ps- I’m on my phone because my computer won’t work this am at home and I think I just commented on a super old post. Oops hahaha I need more coffee 😉
Trying from my mobile!
I’m gonna start treat yoself Tuesdays because Tuesday’s suck.
Greg and I used to meet for Chipotle every Friday and it was my favorite part of the week! I miss those Friday’s, although I don’t miss my old job haha.
When I have a good book on audiobook checked out or a bunch of podcasts I’ve been dying to listen to, I really look forward to my bus ride into the city to see my guy—seeing as that’s about the only actual commute I have as a work-from-homer, hah. And yes to lighting candles always 🙂
Yes! Such good tips! Starbucks treats are definitely a winner in our family. Not to mention night-time family walks. 🙂
Treat yoself is right! I love having nothing to do – that’s what life is like when you have kids and dogs so downtime is awesome – catching up on DVR, reading, baths while reading . . . all good stuff!