If my day doesn’t feel productive I don’t feel accomplished.
And I’m pretty serious about my schedule. Each night before I ‘sign out’ of my office I write down the tasks I want to accomplish tomorrow – including any appointments and being sure to add in time for exercise. And, just to be sure I don’t ‘blow off’ exercise I plan my workout in my exercise journal. I find that having the day planned before it begins makes me more productive and helps me begin my day focused on what needs to happen.
7:00am Check email- answer any urgent
8:00am Review social accounts (half my colleagues are in Ireland, so it’s 2pm for them by this time!)
9:00am Write for 3 hours (using the Pomodoro technique- 25 minutes on, 10 off)
After noon things are more relaxed- I have one daily task that is done each afternoon (Pinterest on Monday, ad updates on Tuesday, Instagram on Wednesday, podcast on Thursday, article shares on Friday), I exercise, do a thorough check of email, and spend time with my kids.
Saturdays I try to set aside 2-3 hours to work on products for my website – ebooks or itineraries to purchase (though this isn’t working out so well right now as life keeps getting in the way- I need to find somewhere else to put this!)
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5