Schedules are something that is very important when it comes to balancing your work at home life with your personal life. This is something that I have written about numerous times on other blogs and have even read about. However, sadly, I have never taken my own advice or the advice of others – that is until now.
Why I Am Implementing a New Schedule
In the past when I set schedules it was more of a goal. This is because I would set a set amount of work that I would do each day. For example, I would aim to make $50 each day or $100 each day. This is something that was very tedious because it would vary as to how long it would take to reach my goal. However, now that I three kids, school is getting tougher, and my personal life is becoming extinct I know it is time for me to put a new schedule in place and so far since about the second week of January it has been going well.
My daily schedule consists of me getting up at five, taking a shower, giving the baby his bottle and changing him so I can be downstairs on the computer by 5:45am. Once on the computer I do a quick check of the emails and send out responses to the urgent ones. This puts me being finished with that around 6:30am give or take. After that is done I then proceed to marketing myself and checking my social media accounts. This usually takes about thirty to forty five minutes depending on the day of the week. So, around 7:10 I am ready to lay out my work that has to be done for the day and get started on that. My boys get up around 9:00am or 9:30am I proceed to make them breakfast and do other mandatory household chores. My sitter comes in at 11am and I work nonstop from 11am-4pm. If it is a day where I do not have a lot of work to do I may be able to fit in a nap, apply for some jobs, interact on social media, or market myself some more.
This schedule has been working for me well so far. Occasionally, I may take some of the day off or the whole to do something with the family. But, other than that I have a clear head every morning and I am able to take care of everything that needs to be done without driving myself insane.
What do you do to make sure that your work at home life and personal life is balanced?