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We usually post our tips at the beginning of the day, but with things being a little hectic here today, it kept getting pushed back. The next thing we knew, it was 3:30. Then it was 5pm. How many times has this happened to you? The whole day gets away from you, and before you know it, it’s just about time to knock off.

Your first instinct is to huff and puff. You want to leave! The kids are waiting! Hubby’s hungry! You should get to the gym! You’re going to be late for the drink with the friend you haven’t seen in ages! But you continue to toil away.

Guess what. It’s Friday. If you have a project that simply must get done, yes. Duty calls and you have to fulfill your responsibilities.

But if you’re stressing about something that can wait, then you’re stressing for no reason. Wrap up the necessities and go home. That’s right… calmly stack your papers, shut off your computer, put on your jacket, and step away from the desk. At a certain point (usually around wine-thirty, when your brain signs off and you start thinking about the Netflix that’s waiting to be watched), all productivity goes out the window and you’re just spinning your wheels.

So go ahead. Walk out the door. Have a good weekend. We’ll see you back here bright and early Monday morning.

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