How do you start your Monday mornings?

Amara Pope
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To have a productive workday and workweek, Monday mornings are an important ritual! How do you start yours?

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Brand coordinator
I usually begin my Monday mornings with a workout, followed by a big breakfast as I review my upcoming meetings for the week, and catch up on any missed emails from the previous week/ weekend.
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Amara, I don't have a specific "monday" routine, as I work on weekends as well. So, everyday, I begin my day with listening to instrumentals and then one podcast episode on how to grow spiritually and another episode on growing my start up. Take my dog out for a walk. Do the household chores, cook breakfast and eat(without my phone). And then Start working.
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Brand coordinator
@kanan_tandi I love it! opening up your mind and body before working :) and eating without technology is a skill many have not developed nor practice
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@amara_pope Thanks a lot Amara. Best wishes.
Founder @ Talk to Stefan
I tend to make a note of what I completed last week and also note my plans for this week. I find it helpful as: a) it's easy to forget what you've achieved over a period of months/years b) I can compare what I intended to do vs what I actually did and try to figure if there are any problems with what I'm prioritising
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Brand coordinator
@stefanmanku This is a great idea! I try to recount the items at hand but addressing why goals were not achieved from the previous week is something I have not thought about before. I can see the value in this by helping me to recognize how I approach my work, and change it to be more efficient!
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Founder @ Talk to Stefan
@amara_pope It's too easy to just keep moving forward without stopping and taking a moment to look back!
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Brand coordinator
@stefanmanku great strategy! thanks for sharing :)
Entrepreneur on Round 2 (1st exit IPO)
I read the news. A thorough reading of various outlets (general, economy-focused and tech) to see what's going on in the World that could: influence and/or impact and/or fuel and/or help with what we are doing. Then quick priorities review. Then onto doing some proper work. I love Mondays. So exciting!
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Brand coordinator
@stephane_ibos I find that the news is important no matter what line of work you are in, to inform your day... what is it that you use the news for in your role?
Entrepreneur on Round 2 (1st exit IPO)
@amara_pope As a CEO it's important to ensure that I - and as a result our teams - do not lock ourselves in our perfect little bubble. We live in a fast-moving world, no matter our trade and what was true yesterday might not be today anymore. As a result, I consider it of prime importance to keep a thorough watch on what's going on, in our close market, but more broadly. Plenty of risks, opportunities and ideas to discover in the news. The key is to consume news from "proper", documented sources of course. I totally recommend the Wall Street Journal for instance - among others.
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Brand coordinator
@stephane_ibos I completely agree and in content creation, recent news can be a jumping post for blog posts, social media posts, discussions, and more!
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Startups & VC. @Techstars
Pretty similar to Saturday, Wednesday or... any day. "Why we sleep" book took a lot of the dynamism out of my sleeping, which normalized the routine. I try to stay very consistent with sleep and routine, so I can focus on more important things.
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Brand coordinator
@geigster sleep is an underrated tool to increase anybody's productivity! I highly agree that is is important in facilitating everyday activities
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I start every morning the same way: Wim Hof breathing (4 rounds) and a plank. After that it varies from day to day, usually some exercise and then work.
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Brand coordinator
@michalmalewicz how long do you plank for? ;)
Founder of Evolution CRM (evol.li/start)
Light breakfast & feed the kitty, light workout, quick answer emails/msgs and do quick routine admin tasks, then dive into 1st main task of the day. I have calls/meetings starting only in the afternoon so I can be productive during the first 5 hours of my day.
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Brand coordinator
@bruno_domingues I like the idea of pushing meetings to the afternoon. I find it hard to jump between meetings and tasks at hand - I often have to reorient myself following meetings that may interrupt my workflow.
Professional hairstylist and blogger.
1 hour morning workout and coffee, that makes a perfect week start for me
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Brand coordinator
@allyson_carter i love starting my days with a workout. I always feel more energized and find that I fall asleep better in the evenings!
B2B market place in India
morning workout and tea & breakfast, that makes a perfect week start for me
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Brand coordinator
@gtrademax swap the tea with water and sometimes a coffee that is exactly how I start my day :)
Brand Connoisseur ๐Ÿš€
A big cup of coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Brand coordinator
@asadoo93 caffeine is key on crazy days
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Brand Connoisseur ๐Ÿš€
@amara_pope you can say that again!
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NYC-based creative
@amara_pope great question! I always start with a little bit of yoga, then I'll sit down with a chai latte and set my intentions for the week. And then right into emails!
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Brand coordinator
@katie_banaszak I definitely need to start doing yoga again - especially during this WFH life!
10 minutes meditating, one glass of juice and work ๐Ÿ˜
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Brand coordinator
@martin_delobbe1 sounds delightful :) great way to energize yourself before tackling the day
Founding Team Member of Dive
Morning workout, tea, breakfast& music
Marketer by โค๏ธ - Founder of Kickscale
I usually start with music, short workout, good breakfast and to write my goals for the day down
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Brand coordinator
@markus_jenul1 love it! that's basically my morning routine :)
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I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
I start my day with Brushing my teeth first then drinking Hot water , collecting clothes which I will wear that day , bathing then eating breakfast and then going to office.
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Brand coordinator
@jaskiran_kaur haha i think everyone else forgot to mention brushing their teeth ... even me! :P
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