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10 Things to Make Your Week Better

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.

10 Things to Make Your Week Better

  1. Get lost in a good book.
  2. Binge on some Netflix.
  3. Take a walk with your significant other, dog, or yourself.
  4. Have a special dinner, whether you cook it or you go out.
  5. 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.”
  6. Have a spa night at home after work with a great DIY facial or give yourself a pedi.
  7. Light some candles, pour a glass of wine and take a bath.
  8. Meet a friend after work for a quick happy hour or coffee.
  9. Stroll through your favorite store on lunch hour.
  10. 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?

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine August 24, 2016 at 8:48 am

    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!

  • Reply Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1 August 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

    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!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm August 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

    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.

  • Reply Erika August 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

    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!

  • Reply Dani August 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

    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!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says August 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

    When your baby gets here, please remember this list. Seriously. Print it out and hang it on your fridge.

  • Reply Sierra August 24, 2016 at 9:57 am

    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

  • Reply Kaitlyn August 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

    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.

  • Reply Laura August 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

    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.

  • Reply marie August 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

    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.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

    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!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston August 24, 2016 at 11:14 am

    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

  • Reply chelsea jacobs August 24, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I love this list! I’m feeling some wine and a bubble bath today!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

    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

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph August 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    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!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    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

  • Reply Cara August 24, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    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! 😉

  • Reply texerinsydney August 24, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    #7 is a regular ritual for me.
    #9 happens almost every Friday.
    Great list!

  • Reply joey August 25, 2016 at 7:35 am

    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!

  • Reply ellesees.net August 25, 2016 at 8:53 am

    When I have a chance to get caught up on my magazines, it’s the best and such a relaxing time

  • Reply Emelia August 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

    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 😉

  • Reply Kristen August 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Trying from my mobile!

    I’m gonna start treat yoself Tuesdays because Tuesday’s suck.

  • Reply Jess August 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    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.

  • Reply alyssa August 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family August 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Yes! Such good tips! Starbucks treats are definitely a winner in our family. Not to mention night-time family walks. 🙂

  • Reply Amy Getz August 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    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!

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