One of my favorite weekly routines is doing “Sunday Night Planning”. This is one of many things I have picked up from the good people at Manager Tools/Career Tools that truly does make a difference.

What it means is that I spend a short time every Sunday evening to review the coming week. What are the important items that need to be taken care of the coming week? Which projects need your utmost attention? What are your main goals?

Having taken care of these items you start your Monday morning in a much more controlled and calm way. When most people are scrambling to get to grips with the week, you are already on your way towards the first goal. And the best thing is that it doesn’t take much time.