My (Ideal) Schedule for Maximum Productivity
I should start this blog post by saying that this schedule I'm about to share with you is my ideal daily schedule. It definitely doesn't happen every day of the week, although I would love if it did! Sometimes I stay up too late, and so I can't get up as early as I would have liked and that's okay. I've learned to give myself grace if my day doesn't look like this all the time.
Since working from home, I've struggled to find a schedule that works for the way I naturally operate and since I finally feel like I've found a system that works for me, I wanted to share it! I've talked to multiple people who work from home, and it seems like the struggle to find a schedule that works is a common thing. I'm sharing my ideal schedule not to say that it's the BEST or only RIGHT way to do things, but with the hope that if you're reading this and have been struggling to feel productive when working at home, you'll feel a little more inspired to experiment with your schedule until you find something that works.
So, without further adieu, here is my ideal schedule for maximum productivity!
5:15am: alarm clock goes off, hit snooze
5:30am: get up, make coffee, eat breakfast
5:45am: sit down with my coffee, spend time in prayer/reading/journaling. (non-negotiable part of my day)
7:00am: get to the gym
8:00am: return home and get ready for the day
9:00am: start the work day! I usually start with task writing and then go right into editing because I am feeling more motivated and inspired right away in the morning
12:00pm: lunch break!
12:30pm: back to work, I start the afternoons with email and continue from there with wrapping up edits, followed by lighter tasks to end the day
5:00pm: free time! tasks around the house, cooking dinner, reading, whatever.
7:00pm: evening activities like small group or worship practice on some nights of the week
8:00pm: 30 mins of social media
8:30pm: free time, reading netflix, spending time with Adam, whatever! I try not to spend all of this time in front of a screen since I do that all day long
10:00pm: bed time.
Like I said, this is just an ideal for me. It doesn't happen every day. Also, when it comes to the evening schedule, I usually have different things happening for each night of the week. My schedule for the evening is a lot more flexible than my schedule for the day.
I have heard people recommend starting your day with email and tasks, but honestly I think my most creative stuff comes out when I start on editing right away. I am pretty worthless after lunch, so I usually save lighter tasks for this time, like answering any emails or doing research.
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