When we sit down, first thing in the week or first thing in the morning, to our desk, what do we do?
At this precious moment when the sun is still low in the sky and our mind is clearest, how do we choose to act?
Because so many of us are working remotely, we aren’t starting our days pushing through the stress and distraction of our morning commutes. There’s no need to fight our way through traffic, people and transit systems to finally land at our desks.
What an opportunity, then, to take advantage of the calm of the morning.
What a chance to quiet the chatter, to pull back our aperture and think bigger…
…about what this week would look like if it were really successful (planning).
…about what we could look like in one month or three if we really invested in our own professional development (self-reflection).
…about a piece of work that we’ve been stuck on, and a new way to approach it (problem-solving).
…about the direction of travel of our organization, and whether it needs a tweak or an overhaul (strategy).
A quiet morning is a terrible thing to waste with cleaning out our inboxes and “just checking” our social media feeds.
This is our most productive time, and its ours to do with as we choose.