The most stressful time of my week is Monday morning.
I hate getting calls during lunch.
When someone asks me for a favor without even saying hello first, I am much less likely to entertain their request.
Because I know this to be true about myself, I use that insight to drive decisions in how I interact with others. If I need to get in contact with someone, I wait until Monday afternoon or even Tuesday to reach out, knowing that they likely are playing Monday morning catch up.
If I need to call someone, I don’t interrupt their lunch.
And if I need to ask a favor of someone, I make an effort to start with a conversation and build the relationship first.
Humans aren’t always complicated – and you can always consider your own response to a situation to help drive your decisions.