November 5, 2012
*i would like to first say this morning that my sincere thoughts and prayers are with everyone who are dealing with the aftereffects of storm sandy. i hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound!
i’ve always loved learning about other people’s routines. the way we each go about our day to day activities is so interesting to me and i love getting inspired by other’s customs, schedules and format to their day.
i especially enjoy learning about the routines of people that are self employed, creative or work from home. working from home is definitely a blessing, but it also comes with an immense amount of freedom, which means it requires a huge amount of discipline. at times, it can be really hard to stay focused, motivated and productive!
so today i thought i would share with you my normal day to day routine. i am definitely a creature of habit (so is david), so my daily do’s stay pretty consistent.
6:30am: david wakes up and i begin to rustle. i usually stay in bed while i can hear him showering. the first thing i lay my eyes on is the ‘verse of the day’ on my youversion bible app. then i take 15 minutes or so to wake up, glance at my e-mails and see what’s going on in the universe (still in bed).
6:45: feet hit the floor and the first thing i do is have some water and an emergen-c (just a daily habit) while i fix my first cup of coffee.
6:45-7:15: take time to sip on my cup of coffee (fixed with local honey and coconut creamer) while i read my daily bible plan, again on the youversion app. starting my day with some reading really grounds and inspires me, and gives me a fresh beginning each morning!
7:15-7:45: feed and walk toaster, do a few odd jobs around the house, and help david get out the door for work.
7:45-8:00: take david to work (we’re a one car family). even toaster comes along for the ride!
8:00-9:30: check on the day’s scheduled posts and share them via social media. play catch up on comments etc and start working on the next day’s posts.
9:30: 2nd cup of coffee.
9:45-11:00: finish up and schedule the next day’s posts and start answering e-mails for the day. i don’t get them all answered every day, but i try to respond to each of them within 2-4 days-ish.
11:00-1:00: 2 or 3 days a week a friend and i get together for a run that usually lasts about an hour and a half. on days that we don’t run, i use this time to get creative, photograph projects and edit the photos.
1:00-3:00: i usually set a part this time to work on things related to designing. this includes sketching, photographing inspirations and working with patterns directly in illustrator.
3:00: fix a smoothie to sip on for the afternoon. my favorite combo is carrot juice, coconut water, frozen berries and a scoop of amazing grass.
3:15-5:00: check in on the day’s blog posts and answer any comments or questions regarding it. answer any urgent emails and use the remaining time to work on the materials and newsletter going out that friday for the roost tribe, which usually takes about 7-10 hours a week.
5:00-5:30: clean up the house and get dinner started.
5:30: grab toaster and go pick up david from work (unless he’s ridden his bike home!).
6:00: eat dinner (yes, we eat this early!)
7:00-9:00: computer is off and we use this time to focus on each other. it’s time usually just spent on the sofa, but it’s sacred and special, even if we’re just curled up watching a movie together.
9:00: bedtime. (i know, we’re old!)
do you have a favorite part of your day? if so, what is it?