Wednesday. We call it “Hump Day” because it means you’re officially over the “hump” of the work week and closer to the weekend. However, it’s also the day when you’re likely to be over your motivation to work. If you’re like us and in need of some midweek motivation, here are some tips to keep you going until it’s (finally) the weekend. 

Text by Martha Kendall

Clean living room.Keep Your Apartment Clean

Make sure your apartment is clean and organized. Keeping your living space free of clutter helps to keep your mind free of stress, which is one thing you don’t need any more during the work week. Plus, keeping your home organized will make finding things you need faster and easier.

Lay Out Your ClothesSweaters, shoes, scarves, and accessories laid out on the floor

Laying out your clothes for school or work the night before might seem elementary. It actually makes getting out the door in the morning so much easier. Workday mornings are often rushed. If you cut out time spent choosing your clothing, you will have more time to spend on setting yourself up for a great day.

Start Your Morning Off Right

Omelette and orange juice.Hitting the snooze seven times until you’re forced to jump out of bed, throw on some clothes and run out the door makes for a rough day. Start of the morning well so that you can feel good throughout the day. If you prefer a morning shower, make sure you have time for this. Eat a good breakfast. Make some warm coffee or tea. Exercise a little if that’s what you’re into. Take a little sliver of your precious morning time to take care of yourself, because this is the best way to prepare for a great day.

Be PreparedBackpack with school supplies.

There is no feeling worse than showing up to work or school unprepared. Pack your bag the night before. Take special care to ensure you have everything you need before you walk out the door. Complete all homework assignments in advance. Any tests should be studied for already. Showing up unprepared is a fast way to ruin your day, so slow down in the morning and make sure this doesn’t happen.

Journal and coffee.Save Time to Relax

No matter how you made it through the day, you deserve time to relax. Set aside an hour or so at night to read a good book, watch a movie, or write in your journal. Setting aside some time in the evenings to slow down and take care of your mental health is imperative to having a productive day the next morning.