The Power Of Thursday

I’m always trying to find new ways to get organized.  One of my techniques is to consolidate tasks to be done at certain times – this way I know when to do them and if that day gets interrupted, I can move them as a whole to another day.  It’s surprisingly helpful.

The day I found is best to get stuff done?  Thursday.  Consider.

  • Sunday – Sunday is usually a day off but people still use it for light chores, and it’s still the weekend.
  • Monday – Don’t even get me started.  Monday, at best, is a good day to plan your week.
  • Tuesday – You’re getting going.  Also, it’s almost Wednesday.
  • Wednesday – Hump day.  Really, what do you want to do on Wednesday?
  • Thursday – Is the day after hump day and the day before Friday.  It’s a good time to “put everything in order” for the weekend and clean up after the week.
  • Friday – Is Friday.  You want to do chores then?
  • Saturday – Weekend.

So yes, Thursday.  Thursday is a good day to “clean up and prepare.”  Thursday is when you’re just about to the weekend but aren’t starting the week.  Thursday is a good time to clean the house or do shopping or whatever chores you have.

I think Thursday is a bit unappreciated really.  It’s at that ideal time in the workweek you can get a lot done, and you get some perspective on the week to do it.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, nerd and geek culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at