Thursday is a cruel mistress. She doesn’t pay you or let you stay out late. She rarely let’s you phone it in, and more than just once, she has represented herself as Friday. Don’t let her fool you. She may whisper sweet nothings into your ear about the weekend and how she’ll be a better wife to you than the one you’re with; yet we know better, don’t we? Given the chance, she’ll bury you in a box filled with Michael Bay’s dandruff.
Here’s how to survive:
1. Dress accordingly
This is not appropriate:
Source: Critical Dance.com
It’s a fine shirt for a night of picking up a SLEW of ladies, but leave the wild life shirts at home for Thursday office productivity. Coworkers will thank you, and you will have saved a great shirt for use during the weekend.
2. Stay hydrated
There’s nothing worse than passing out from lack of H2O. If you don’t stay hydrated, you’ll lose a lot of work productivity throughout the day and possibly die. That’s great for Thursday because she doesn’t give a shit about you. That’s bad for you, however, and it’s bad for Friday. Friday wants you to visit more often and not take it for granted. Don’t go dying on Friday on a Thursday.
3. Take breaks but don’t overindulge
This is overindulging on a break:
And this is too:
Source: travel blog
Save the hammock for Saturday. Thursday would turn you into the boss for this, and also inform your employer that you’ve been stealing pens for your own personal use (which, face it, you have). Friday would get pissed at the sheer boldness of the hammock lounging. Saturday just wants you to be yourself.
4. Answer your emails
I know. You want to ignore them. It can wait until Friday or, dare I say, even Monday. You tell yourself, “nobody expects a response to an email on a Thursday.” That voice in your head, telling you to put it off. Guess what that is? That’s actually Thursday giving you the sort of advice that Wednesday whispered to her yesterday–when you didn’t answer your email then either. Wednesday wants to collaborate with Thursday to see that you’re overindulging, dehydrated and in the wrong attire. Answer your emails, and Friday may bring you a high five and a bottle of wine.
5. Take a deep breath
…before Thursday tightens a rusty wire around your neck.