11 Ways to Mentally Prepare for the Week Ahead

By Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Last updated on 03/17/2024

Here at Imagen, we believe in the benefits of quality mental health.

Not only does it impact your physical health, but it can make you more productive in your business

We believe in it so wholeheartedly that every Monday morning, we start our week with company-wide Yoga and Meditation sessions.

Yoga is an incredible way to get your body relaxed, but when combined with meditation or other mindfulness activities, it’s like supercharging your brain.

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Every individual will have unique preparation methods – even if that preparation is not thinking about what is to come. For some, that might be effective for mental health. But not for all.

I sit down and look at my calendar every Monday morning to see what is coming for the week. It might be meetings with the Imagen team or Imageners in the community. This process takes 5 – 10 minutes.

Every morning I take a shorter glance at the calendar and do not look at other days – so I can focus on what’s coming up in the short term.

I use a sit/stand desk in my office. It allows me to adjust my body and move around conscientiously. I start my Monday mornings walking for a mile and a half before sitting down.

My wife is a teacher and starts her day quite early, so I have the pleasure of preparing my kids for school each morning. So the last thing that gets my mornings started beautifully is hugs from my tiny humans.

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Watch this special event we hosted from the Imagen offices in Tel Aviv, as Imagen team members stop by and share how they start their days and weeks.

How to Mentally Prepare for the Week Ahead

We have shared various methods used by us here at Imagen and from Imageners worldwide. But if you are wondering about some additional advice, consider these.

  • Prepare meals ahead, so you do not have to think about it on a Monday or morning.
  • If you feel your calendar is too compressed, ask to reschedule some of your meetings.
  • Plan a date night or something enjoyable that you can do one night during the week to relax. Maybe watch that movie you have been trying to see for three months.
  • Give yourself break times by blocking off time on your calendar that no one can consume but yourself. Use those breaks by stepping away and maybe going for a walk.
  • If you logged notes on paper or phone over the weekend, use the start of your week as a good time to organize those thoughts.
  • If your week starts on a Monday, do your best to get a great night’s sleep on Sunday.

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How Imageners Start Their Week

Now that you understand how we at Imagen prepare for the day or week ahead, we thought it would be fun to hear from Imageners on the subject.

How do you start your day or week to prepare your mind for what you have scheduled?

Comment to share how you begin.

Imagen a world where you begin your day or week with a clear mind, ready to take on anything that comes your way.


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