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Discussion on: What is your Monday morning routine?

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Robin Kretzschmar

Depends on how my sunday was and how early I managed to go to sleep.
I splitted it into the two wake-up scenarios and the general stuff that follows after both of them.

Possibility 1:
If I got in bed before 22:00:
I set my alarm to 4:30 to go to the gym and work out for one hour.
Breakfast at home after coming back from the gym.
... rest below at common section ☺️

Possibility 2:
If I got in bed after 22:00:
My alarm goes off at 6:00 wether I need to be in an office that day or not.
When I need to drive to an office, I'll take my coffee from home with me or drink it infront of my standing desk in my homeoffice.
... rest below at common section ☺️

Common stuff, follows after both of the above:
Either I have to be at an office and hit the road with a cup of coffee from home or I work from home and drink my coffee infront of my standing desk.
Note: dressing up helps to feel more productive, especially when working from home.

Usually I check DEV and a couple of other sites during my coffee and see what meetings are coming up that day and which tasks I need to get done or delegate.
I also check my journal from friday / the weekend if anything particular happened that needs my attention or that I need to talk about with somebody.

Also standing during that time is a must! 🧍‍♂️

After finishing my first coffee, I try to plan my evening roughly to set a deadline for when I need to drive home or get off work at the homeoffice.

Ideally I have read all my mails and made the most important calls before the first standup begins ✅