Before Breakfast - The New Corner Office: Plan Monday before Monday

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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the new corner office the podcast where we share strategies for thriving in the new world of work or location and hours are more flexible in the past.

Chris is that Monday so much better when you plan your week or at least your Monday before Monday. You want to start your Monday is ready to go instead of wasting your starting energy deciding what to do.

Now, I know that a lot of people in a lot of organizations start Monday mornings planning a week ahead. You sit down as a team and set your goals or get your marching orders and it makes sense. Monday is technically the start of the work week, but energy is a funny thing. When we spend Monday morning deciding what to do. We often can't start executing until Monday afternoon and buy afternoon many people are starting to fade. Now. This might be worth it if there was no other good time to plan which might seem to be the case. I mean, you're not going to call a team meeting on Sunday afternoon to plan Monday morning.

But why not look back a little farther for the past few years. I've planned my weeks on Fridays Friday afternoon tends to be a great time to plan the week ahead partly because most people aren't doing anything else of consequence on Friday afternoons. Unlike Monday morning. There's not much of an opportunity cost. So by sitting down with your calendar and listing priorities and figuring out where they can go you can turn what might be wasted time into some of your most productive moments of the week.

Another upside of planning on Friday what one of the reasons that Mondays and Sunday nights for that matter can be rough is that we don't know what's waiting for us on Monday morning. We know there's a lot of work, but we don't know exactly what and what we're going to do about it. And so our brain spin in circles trying to make plans. If you go ahead and make a real plan on Friday, then you can relax and enjoy your weekend.

This is true. If you work in a team to if you're setting group goals, you can have a Friday. Midday check in to see how the last week went and to say what would make a challenging but doable to come come next Friday. What would you like to say you've done? How can that be broken down into day by day task list. Where are you going to start? So that is what will you be doing on Monday morning? Feel free to extend your Friday planning to incorporate personal priorities to but by planning Monday morning before Monday, you can hit Monday ready to go and that will help you make the most of your energy all week.

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

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