THE WEEKEND READ

Beat the Monday blues with Korgi

A tan and white Welsh Corgi sits at a desk that's covered in papers. files and sticky notes. The Corgi looks anxiously up at the camera, as it stares at its computer screen.

It's Monday, all — how did you feel when you first turned on your computer or looked at your phone today?

A) stressed/anxious

B) tired/resigned

C) excited/motivated

If it's A or B, take a moment now to reset. Here's how:

A) means you might have started today in response to other people. Maybe you opened emails and texts and started replying, or you ran into someone and pivoted to their last-minute request. Take 30 seconds now to write down something you could do today that would give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Now schedule one step towards that, and enjoy the feeling of anticipation about getting to do it.

B) means you might be experience a disconnect between your current work or role and how you want to show up in and contribute to the world. Take a few minutes to think about what gives you a sense of meaning in the day. Maybe that's mentoring, or solving problems, or creating beauty. Reflect on what you're planning to do today, and find one way to infuse that meaning into one of those to-dos.

And what about C?

C) means you might be using Korgi. We're on a mission to make it easy, fun and possible to turn your daily chaos into organized, joyful accomplishment. All from our beatiful, home base boards with AI, Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 apps built right in.

Here's how to make the most of a Korgi Monday:

  1. Create a blank board (or open your existing board, if you already track tasks).
  2. Make the first column "Accomplishment." Add 2-3 cards of accomplishments that motivate and inspire you. Then brainstorm and add mini-actions you could take today towards any of those. Who could you call? Add them as a contact to the card. What could you write? Create a Google Doc from the card. Finally, schedule a small block of time to take that card, and add it to your Google or Outlook Calendar straight from your card.
  3. Create a second column called "Meaning." Add 2-3 cards of what gives meaning to your day. What makes you feel whole and at your best?
  4. Create a third column called "To-Dos" or "Tasks." Just for today. Braindump all the items on your mind, add the ones on sticky notes and in notebooks. Now take a look at the meaning column. Where are the opportunities to add that personal layer to any of those tasks. Drag the meaning cards under the tasks they match up with.

Return to your day with more of "you" infused into it. Let us know how it goes, sincerely. There's a contact button on the bottom right of every board.

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DMA is a veteran entertainment and tech executive and strategic consultant. She is the author of Write It, Pitch It, Sell Your Screenplay and The Show Starter Reality TV Made Simple System, both taught in media programs nationwide. DMA is a career-long member of the Producers Guild, TV Academy and American Mensa and is the founder of Korgi, digital "superboards" with the templates, training and tools you (and your team) need to succeed.
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