We all have slow days during the week, but at times, Wednesdays can seem like the slowest day of all. The camel from the Geico Commercial gave “hump-day” a rather different reaction that many during a hectic workweek; rather than hating Wednesday, he embraces it. So how can you capture that same energy in the middle of a long week?
We at True North Desks want to give you a few ideas to boost your creative energy on what often seems like the longest day of the week. Whether you’re the leader of a team and need new ideas to motivate your group mid-week or you need some simple ideas to move yourself through the week, these tips from True North Desks are sure to do the trick.
Okay, so planning meetings may seem like the most boring idea for a Wednesday, but when these meetings are done right, they can be major energy boosters for you and your team. Standing desks are key to encouraging collaboration during the day. Around mid-morning on Wednesdays, get a group together around your standing desk for a quick brainstorming session. Let everyone feed off each other’s energy and creativity.
Bonus round: If stand up desk brainstorming meetings are already a part of your weekly ritual, make Wednesdays your day to get out for a walking meeting. Stepping out of the office and away from your standup desk can be a huge energy-booster. Fresh air, light exercise, and time with your colleagues will do wonders for your mood.
Plan rewards and recognition for Wednesdays
Often, leaders wait until Fridays to acknowledge a sold week’s work. But try to take some time on Wednesdays to encourage those around you in their efforts. After hard work at your standing workstation on Monday and Tuesday, you may feel slow to get motivated the next day. If you’re a team leader, then use Wednesdays to treat your group to a lunch outing or a special breakfast in the office. Take time to encourage their work and they will be sure to feel more energized and ready for the day.
Start a new habit
It can be hard to find the time and motivation to start a new habit or pick back up a good (but neglected) habit. If you’re feeling sluggish in the middle of the week, make Wednesdays your day to do something that makes you happy. Having something to look forward to either Wednesday morning before work or Wednesday evening after a long day at your standing desk can be the perfect motivator to get you over the hump. Consider taking up hiking or running, join a book club, or sign up for an art class. Finding your passion and pursuing it makes all the difference.
We understand how easy it is to feel tired at work. Working at a True North standing desk is one extraordinarily effective way to maintain your energy levels all day long. When you are ready to have a day full of energy and creativity, request our standing desk brochure and learn how True North Desks can help you.