What did you do this week? What are you proud of? What was your gift?
Did you create something?
Did you inspire someone?
Did you make a difference?
The way we answer, I think, determines how much Friday at 6 p.m. really feels like Friday at 6 p.m. (or 5:00, or 11:00, depending on your work). We all have a gift to give, and the knowledge that we have just given it is what makes the weekend feel so good: we have given our gift, in however big or small a way, and now we can rest.
The reverse is also true: if we haven’t given our gift, the arrival of the weekend doesn’t feel so good.
At the start of every week, set out to make the weekend feel great.