How would you structure Monday if you weren’t going to be around for the rest of the week?Who would you meet with? What meeting(s) would you have? Not have? What would you delegate? What instructions would you give? How would you make yourself contactable – or not? If you weren’t going to be around the rest of the week, what would you complete today? What would you leave undone? What emails, notes and post-its would you write? What voicemails would you leave?
Do that. Even though you’ll be here.
Now how does Tuesday through Friday look?