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When They Plan Ahead for Monday, They Do It Like This

Their secret: Interval planning—alternating the scheduling of intense activities with less-demanding ones, like slotting a meeting where you can just sit back and listen immediately before or after one where you're front and center.
Why it works: It makes Monday less awful. "You'll keep your energy up throughout the day and do a better job during those higher-intensity periods," says Emma Seppala, PhD, science director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success.

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