Friday in Old English is Frīgedæg, meaning the day of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Fríge. She was also known as Freya, the wife of the Norse god Odin. The Norse name for the planet Venus was Friggjarstjarna, 'Frigg's star and is based on the Latin diēs Veneris, "Day of Venus".
Venus is the planet of love and beauty and is connected to our sentiments, what we value, and the pleasure we take in life. Grace, charm, and beauty are all ruled by Venus. Through Venus, we learn about our tastes, pleasures, artistic inclinations, and what makes us happy.
Friday in the Muslim world is a day of prayer. Catholics traditionally don’t eat meat on Friday. Friday evening is also the start of the Sabbath for the Jews.
As we approach the end of the week (for most people), it might be an idea to spend a few minutes to contemplate the past week asking questions like:
• What was the most enjoyable (work) activity of the week?
• How many enjoyable (work) moments did you have?
• How many frustrating or boring moments did you have?
• Were you challenged this week?
• Were you bored?
• What were your biggest and most exciting challenges this past week?
• How confident did you feel this week?
• Did you have any negative mental chatter about yourself?
• Are you committed to having joy in your life?
• What distractions came up this week that prevented you from getting the most out of your week?
• How can you avoid that going forward?
Write your responses down in a journal that you can reflect back on from time to time. Even if you did this once a month, it could have some impact on your life.