It was two years ago this week that I moved from a weekly email to a daily email. I made that shift because I wanted to help people, and I didn’t know how else to do it.
The first week of daily emails were actually videos about self-care and leading from home. This week I will distill each of those videos down to a few key bullets but will also include a link to the original YouTube videos in case you want to watch them.
Day 1: Leading from Home - Routines
Every break in concentration requires refocusing. This is as true for scanning an email notification or news headline as it is for taking a phone call or interacting with someone in your environment. A series of breaks creates a cascading effect that undermines your ability to engage thoughtfully and intentionally. Read the research here.
Routines are the practices we engage in daily. Think about routines as being a set of dominoes. If you start your first routine correctly, the rest of them should follow. If you’ve set them up well, your first routine should make it easier to do the second, then the third, and so on.
There are four critical parts of the day for routines:
The video is 25 minutes and I go into details about how to build strong routines around each of these critical parts of the day. You can watch the video on my website or on YouTube. There is also a downloadable PDF with some details.