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Why I Prioritize Slow Mornings in my Business

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This is why I prioritize slow mornings in my business

For more than a decade, I’ve worked in an office environment where I would rush out the door, barely eating breakfast, just to make it on time for my 8:30 a.m. shift. As soon as I walked into my office space, I flipped the switch to work mode. When the time hit 12:00 p.m. I would grab my lunch quickly, microwave it, and get right back to work often eating while I continue working.

Then 4:30 p.m. came and realized I still had work to do, so I would stay late or go home thinking about my giant to-do list the next day. That type of work environment is your average nine-to-five lifestyle. I never questioned why we don’t normalize breaks and connecting with peers for a sit-down and chat. This was the only work life I had known at the time until 2020.

Present Day

Fast forward to the business I have today, I can’t imagine the burnout I must have felt internally day after day, thinking that overworking is a normal part of doing a great job.

In my business, there are a few things my team and I prioritize:

  • Every team member is an independent contractor, there is an expectation to get their tasks completed within a reasonable timeframe but the schedule is up to them to create. I don’t expect my team members to rush online and start frantically working, this leads to unnecessary panic and stress.
  • I welcome and encourage every team member to take breaks throughout the day (even virtually!) we cannot accept that sitting eight hours a day is good for our body.
  • We do not schedule meetings before 11:00 a.m. EST unless it is an urgent meeting that affects the team. Here, we do things differently. Every team member including myself, we prioritize slow mornings.

Slow mornings were created to be more present with our kids in the morning, sit-down and enjoy our breakfast, or go outside for a walk before we start the day. This gives you a much more refreshed mind and your nervous system is at ease.

It offer a wealth of benefits for entrepreneurs, from improved mental health and enhanced creativity to increased productivity. By prioritizing self-care and creating a routine that works for you, you can set a positive tone for the rest of your day. Give it a try and see how it transforms your approach to work and life.


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