KINDA HACK #11
Break Up the Routine with “____ Fridays”
Before the pandemic, many workplaces embraced “Casual Fridays,” when you could dress comfortably. It was something small to look forward to. Now, many remote employees have Casual Everyday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still switch things up at the end of the week.
Ask your kids to pick one change-up to their usual routine for Fridays when they have done a great job Monday through Thursday. Maybe it’s Movie Night Fridays, where you have dinner in front of a movie. Maybe it’s working from an alternative location in the house (Couch Surfing Fridays?), eating something preferred for one meal (Breakfast for Dinner Fridays?), or whatever works in your home. And don’t be afraid to deploy this as a bribe (ahem, incentive) for doing the right thing during the rest of the week.