The three things business owners should always do on Monday morning
It’s so easy to get straight into the daily grind when Monday morning hits, but taking a little time out at the beginning of the week to set yourself up for the next 5 days can massively increase your efficiency.
- Take 10 to breathe – call it meditation, mindfulness, or simply time out, starting your day with a few minutes to get grounded and calm the thoughts that are whizzing through your head can make the difference between a great day or a really stressful one. We love @headspace for an easy way into a daily mindfulness practice starting with just 5 minutes per day.
- Make a plan – and not just a to do list for this morning’s jobs (although that’s a great place to start!) Planning for the rest of the week is best done before you get stuck into work. We like to use Monday as a day for bigger planning too – looking at your strategic plan, working on the budget for next year, doing some big picture thinking with your team– this is all best done on Monday before the week runs away with itself. If you book out Monday morning in your diary specifically for planning it allows you the time to make sure it happens.
- Check in with the money. Make sure you know what is in the bank at the beginning of the week, who still owes you, what bills are outstanding, and what your cashflow is looking like. When we’re busy it’s easy to take our eyes of the cash but a little time at the beginning of the week focusing on the money ensures that we don’t forget to bill people, chase people, or pay people – all essential to running a successful business.