A while back, I talked about the wonderfully healthy benefits of Mondays. You remember: Mondays jumpstart your week. They are the perfect days for goal setting and go getting. Well today, after a short (President’s weekend holiday) but long week, I am happy to sing the praises and the Unexpected Health that lands on Fridays.
I’m sure you can think of a million ways Fridays are healthy: start of the weekends, which signifies fun, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Fridays can start adventures, end work stress, and alleviate the workweek blues. But the unexpected health that occurs on this day that ends with “Y,” is that Fridays are de-funk days. As Mondays warrant a desire to jumpstart the week, Fridays have a sneaky way of pulling you out of weeks gone wrong…and knowing that you have a way and a day to unwind is healthy.
It is easy to get overwhelmed and under inspired by Friday. We get discouraging news; we think we aren’t doing enough; we leave our offices with piles of paperwork for Monday. But, Fridays–especially around 5pm–have this healthy way of making us forget, if even for a day…or a weekend. Fridays are a time to gather with friends, relax with a movie, or get away (literally!). All of our problems may still be waiting for us come Sunday evening or Monday morning, but when it’s Friday, all other stressors are more easily shelved. So the next time you feel a little over-extended and under-appreciated, hold out for Friday. There is always an end to hardship…and oftentimes it’s waiting for us at the end of the week. -Until tomorrow, Jaime
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