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.
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
@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!
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!
@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.
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.
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.
@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.