# 9 A day with Yasmina (Unicorn Workspaces)

October 6, 2021

Yasmina about Unicorn: 24/7 access via app, extremely delicious barista oat cappuccino, fast internet and ergonomic chairs - here you’ll find everything that makes the hearts of young professionals beat faster.

In the 50th blog article on our Unicorn blog, I’m excited to share my day with you. Since 2018, I’ve been supporting Unicorn as a working student in marketing and PR, and among other things, I’ve created this blog.

8 AM: Are you wide awake or still in deep sleep?

Whenever I stumble straight from bed to my desk, I regret this decision. I notice an incredible difference when I consciously take time for myself in the morning. That’s why my perfect morning starts with yoga and a cup of Koawach. But to be honest, when there’s a lot to do, it’s more likely to be coffee and checking the calendar instead of golden milk and gong meditation. 

11 AM: It’s time for the first meeting of the day. How does a good meeting look for you?

Facial expressions and gestures are very important in interpersonal interaction. Unfortunately, this is lost in digital meetings. I also find it much easier to concentrate when I’m not sitting alone in front of my screen at a meeting. In a perfect meeting, there is a clear agenda and a clear goal for me. It is incredibly important that all participants are well-prepared. Otherwise, the day quickly turns into a frustrating “meeting marathon” where no one gets anything done. 

1 PM: You are hungry. What do you do now? Do you check the latest analytics with your business partner? Do you grab a cereal bar and go for a run? Are you a couch potato or fresh air fanatic?

Funnily enough, I’m much more aware of taking lunch breaks when I work from home. Then I go for a walk and get a cappuccino at my favorite neighborhood café. At the office, I’m super happy to have lunch with my coworkers. Otherwise, it quickly happens to me that I eat while I work and somehow don’t take a break.

4 PM: You have a press appointment. It’s about your person. Who has particularly influenced you here? Do you have a role model?

“Classic idols”, like famous personalities, I somehow feel are very abstract. I am inspired by the people around me. I believe that every person has a unique story and that we can share and learn a lot from each other. 

6 PM: Is it time to stop working, or are you just getting started?

I find the “Eat-Work-Sleep-Repeat” mentality very toxic! It’s not cool to spend your evenings and weekends constantly with your work laptop instead of making beautiful memories with family, friends or yourself. 

10 PM: Time to have a break, time to read, to listen and to think. What book/podcast/series/music are you recommending?

Books are great and I love to read! Three books I would like to recommend are “Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum” edited by Fatma Aydemir and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, “Waking Up” by Sam Harris and “Drachenläufer” by Khaled Hosseini.