i love reading “day in the life” things like this. i’m always interested in how other people spend their day: what they prioritize, how they operate, and what they spend their time on. being that i work from home, i’m especially interested to hear how other work-from-home people schedule out their day, because every single person is different. some people keep strict “office” hours, others take it day-by-day. i’m somewhere in-between the two, with a routine that allows flexibility.
each day is different, but a typical workday looks something like this:
enjoy my coffee and some quiet time to prepare me for the day ahead. i prefer a leisurely start to my morning, than jumping in the shower right way and getting ready for the day.
|Write the Word journal, Lara Casey Shop|
sit down at my computer and, if a blog post is going live that day, draft and publish the post, respond to emails and Etsy messages.
fill any outstanding orders for Elisabeth Ashlie, work on future blog posts, do inventory checks for the website and Etsy.
make breakfast. i’m on a hard-boiled eggs and english muffin with peanut butter and nutella kick, in case you wondered 😉
shoot new products, work on any website updates, make new jewelry — this is sort of whatever the day calls for.
head to the gym for a workout. it’s about this time that i either need to nap, have a second cup of coffee, or workout. most days, i choose the workout, although some days the caffeine follows the workout.
(pro tip: if you can afford it, i highly recommend getting a trainer at the gym. i enjoy working out, but have the hardest time knowing what i should be doing and how often. i end up doing the same six exercises and it becomes repetitive. i work out with a trainer once a week, which not only gets me to the gym, but also keeps me motivated for the rest of the workouts that week!)
|this is typically what my office table looks like when i’m shooting new product. not glamorous.|
this is when i tie up loose ends from the day: add new products to the website or Etsy, follow up with blog post comments, respond to any new emails, etc.
lights out in the office (unless the day requires that i work later). for the longest time, it was so hard for me to separate work life from home life because they were one in the same. having a separate office with a door has transformed that for me. i’m able to leave work in the office, and relax in the rest of the apartment.
make dinner or make plans with Mike for dinner
i’ll usually catch up on shows, run any errands, or do any other tasks like that
i’m rarely in bed later than 11pm. most days, i get in bed around 10 and watch a show or read a book. and then it’s lights out!