With the week coming to a close we tend to look back and find it difficult to pinpoint what we have achieved. It’s important to reflect on your weekly achievements. Whether it be as small as completing those small administrative tasks you were hoping to get to, or meeting those tight deadlines and projects that have kept you on your toes since Monday. In order to stay at the top of our game, you should bring everything to a close, recharge and start with a clean slate for another busy week to come. Be humble, be proud It’s important to reflect on what you accomplished within the five days of your working week. Why? It’s proof to yourself you are awesome at what you do! It’s very easy to get down on yourself and to focus on your short comings, but pondering on this will not get you anywhere. “Celebrate your success even if there is room for improvement.” Knowing you can do your job and you’re capable will no doubt assist you in your self-confidence and encourage you to try even harder – at the end of the day, you are your number one supporter! Opportunities ‘With the good and the bad’ comes a silver lining. Even though we’re only human, you can always strive to be better, both in your personal life and the workplace. This may include: improving your attention to detail how you can be more efficient communicating better to your team mates and key stake holders how you can be more organised and manage your time better To make the most of these opportunities, ask for feedback from your manager and colleagues. As self-aware as we may like to think we are, our managers and colleagues may be able to give us constructive criticism on how we can realise these improvements. When doing this, be open-minded and utilise this as a way for you to confirm what you are doing right, and to encourage yourself on how you can develop and do things better. What’s next? Sometimes we tend to forget the most basic way of keeping track of what we’ve done and what we still have to do. Lists. List it all down. If you’ve not started documenting your work in progress, start now. It’s guaranteed you’ll forget something you need to complete if you have not documented it. We all know tasks come left, right and centre as the day progresses. Reprioritise where needed and ask for assistance from your team if you have any concerns before it gets out of control. After you have finished your list for the week, you can come back the next week confidently knowing what’s on your agenda. Cheers to the weekend With Friday afternoon approaching and the longing for the weekend adventures to begin, remember to log out, breathe and enjoy. The weekends go by so quickly, so make the most of it. Catch up on those television shows, wash your car and recharge for a new week. It’s great to keep yourself busy, but remember to have that down time to relax … and get plenty of sleep! New week, new you Hopefully you’ve enjoyed yourself and had plenty of rest by the time the weekend has ended. Leave what has happened last week, no matter how great or horrible it may have seemed. Look at your ‘to do’ list and start anew. A lot can happen in day – lucky you have five more days to achieve all that you can.