Why Breakfast Dates With Your Bestie are the Best
We frequently get breakfast together, at least once per week, to discuss life, the blog, and everything that we are up to. While we are working on being bestiepreneurs, it is also important to catch up and take some time away from work and the daily grind for time with you friends. These morning meetings serve two important functions: work and pleasure.
Early in the morning, people are often more productive. Multiple studies have been done on the work force by various researchers and demonstrate that people are more likely to stay awake and pay attention to an early morning meeting. It is also an important way to maximize efficiency when working with a group of people. Early in the morning, people are not ruminating over the events of the day or slowly digesting that chicken sandwich they had for lunch. They are up and ready to learn new ideas and discuss productivity measures. In addition, people are less likely to be tired or cancel morning meetings as they are meetings after lunch for the same reason mentioned above; we are more tired when we are digesting food. I frequently have meetings at 3:30 on Friday afternoons and I can speak from experience that I frequently do not always remember the data that was discussed or the papers presented. The perfect solution: the breakfast meeting.
Besides taking time to discuss important matters for work, one key aspect of bestiepreneurship is maintaining the friendship that brought you together. When we get to together for breakfast, we also catch up on all of the other events in our lives. We also take time to plan parties, talk about our future endeavors, and generally just have a great time. The most important thing is that you continue working on your friendship, like any good relationship.
I read a lot of studies about the ways to keep stress down when working a lot (as all entrepreneurs do) through various sources. One that I have become particularly fond of is a forum on the New England Journal of Medicine that speaks about the ways medical residents can reduce their stress and ensure that they do not burn out. Anyone in any field is susceptible to burn out and one of the recommendations from NEJM is that you make time to spend time with friends and family. Breakfast dates are the perfect way to work in time with friends and start the day off right, with less stress than a meeting with your boss or slamming coffee while you are 15 minutes late because you were changing outfits 45 times.
This morning when we met up, we went to a local favorite: Rustica. It is located in a strip mall near where I go to hot yoga and they have wonderful avocado toast. We also had incredible coffee, a must for any breakfast date. We certainly recommend checking it out if you have not had the chance yet. The pastries are incredible!
Whether you are making a meeting for work or making some time for friends, breakfast meetings are the perfect way to start the weekday off on the right foot!