Starting Your Work Week Off Right

September 14 2015

Weekends offer the perfect release from the pressure during the week that comes from work and gives us the chance to spend time doing things we love with those we love. As the weekend starts coming to a close there are some things you can do in order to ensure that you start each work week off on the right foot.

Getting to work 30 minutes early

You should use this extra thirty minutes to start planning out how you want the week to go. You should do the following:

  • Look over last week’s calendar and the current week as well as next weeks.
  • Go over your project list
  • Examine your “to-do” lists
  • Evaluate your yearly business and personal goals
  • Review your paper inbox
  • Make a note of your inbox and the key folders but avoid answering emails just yet

You should also include in this are the three really important task or projects that are needing completion and also decide what could be delegated to another person for completion.

Create and protect time blocks

These created time blocks are time marked on your calendar that are dedicated to your top three aforementioned goals for the week. It is best to schedule these blocks at 60 to 90 minutes to give yourself plenty of time to focus on those goals. This time should be spent behind closed doors or even away from your office if need be.

By starting off each work week with a focus on goals, having a plan of action that is clear and giving yourself the right amount of time to focus on your scheduled work will help you to feel better, stop dreading Monday quite as much and you will start to notice a positive impact on both productivity and the results achieved during the week.

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