30 Min of morning breathing, brainstorming what I need to get done this week. Priorities first, then minute things after. Setting a plan and weekly goals; something to go off of, or have a motion in place.
Something sweet for breakfast - like a giving to the brain to improve focus and productivity 😃. And scrum meetings with the team every Monday to get ready for the work week, to close the previous sprint and plan a new one.
It's cliche, but up early. I grab an espresso, and either meditate in the word or workout. I believe in a concept called "bookends." In essence, bookends are moments of control in seemingly uncontrollable circumstances. Simple rhythms that travel with you wherever you are; a discipline that builds confidence, internal trust, and momentum.
If you start and end your day the same way—regardless of where you are, or what's going on around you—it's a subtle yet powerful reminder that you remain in control of a portion of your environment, which in turn reinforces your confidence that you actually have the power to keep pushing. Plus, a little bit of breath in the midst of professional chaos doesn't do any harm!
Run, yoga, meditation with The New Headspace then plan the week by checking Todoist for planning tasks Fantastical 2 for Mac for checking calendar (and sorting out any blips) and Spark for Mac where I organise any action emails to hide from me and resend on the day I need to action them. I check FreeAgent for any invoices that need to go out that week and any late ones and check cashflow with Float. Then I feel pretty set for the week ahead.