You definitely need space to be at your highest-functioning as the week begins. Working offsite looks good; if you must go in, block out time and try to anticipate (and prevent) interruptions. Then volunteer for a new project or add a new skill to your repertoire around Wednesday and Thursday. It might mean more work, but it also means more fulfillment (and more for the ol' resume). Handle any high-level communication on Friday or Saturday, when your unique angle gets your message noticed. On Sunday, step away from the email and get some real downtime.
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