Before Breakfast - The New Corner Office: Love your Monday morning rituals

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All of us in America have a duty to vote.

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Maybe the Cornerstone of our democracy, but the reality of how the Body Works in America and who gets to do it is not as fair or clear-cut as we like to tell ourselves. I'm Katie Couric, and this is turn out a podcast exploring America's voting record with the help of experts activist and politicians. We're going to talk about the ways voters have been kept out of the system and how to ensure that everyone can participate in our democracy Vine turn out on the iHeartRadio app Apple podcast or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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Good morning. This is Laura.

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Welcome to the new corner office the podcast where we share strategies for thriving in the new world of work. We're location and hours are more flexible than in the past.

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Today is to introduce some Monday morning rituals into your life that feel like treats. This is one of the best ways to start the week. Well, so you can accomplish all the wonderful things that you need to do.

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Monday morning commutes tend to be miserable. So in the past one of my favorite bits of advice for people was to build in something fun to that Monday morning trip save a favorite funny podcast and listen to it in the car on Monday mornings read your favorite magazine on the train carpool with your spouse or friends on Monday morning, and that way what might be a source of dread could become a source of pleasure these days many people are still working from home because of the coronavirus, but even without a commute Monday morning can feel vastly better. If you consciously build in a pleasurable ritual most mornings, you could save time and money by making your own coffee. But Monday walk to your local coffee shop Savor the smells and start the day with more energy. Thanks to getting some physical activity outside to say nothing of the caffeine.

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Maybe most days you do a quick video workout where you can squeeze it in but on Monday morning you go for a trail run and let the sounds of nature help you start the work week with far lower stress levels. Maybe you build in a 30 minute before breakfast Zoom call with your spiritual small group and enjoy some fellowship and prayers and good thoughts from people who really care about you talk about a good way to start the work week a commute is by its nature a ritual. It's often an unpleasant ritual but it is a ritual none-the-less something we do the day after day until it becomes second nature when we work from home. We need to come up with other rituals that restart the work week.

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To think creatively about what might make you feel like you'd started the work week will what small ritual would be pleasurable and meaningful. What would you genuinely look forward to most people aren't going to devote hours to these things. But if you don't have a commute taking up space in your life, you do have a little more space to play with use that time to create a fake commute that transports you mentally from one kind of time to another when you consciously build these rituals into your life. You'll find that Mondays aren't terrible their fun on their own and they set you up for great things to come.

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If you have a Monday morning ritual, I'd love to hear about it. You can reach me at Laura at Laura vanderkam. Com.

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In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's the succeeding in the new corner office.

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The new corner office is a production of iHeartRadio from war podcast visit the iHeartRadio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your favorite shows.

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Regardless of how you vote I heard each of you the vault.

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