Many people want to switch over to working from home, but what does that look like? For every individual, it will look a little different. To help you get an idea of what might be possible, here is my average daily schedule.
5 AM: Starting the Day
I like to get an early start to my days because my goal is to always be finished with work by the time I need to get my son from school. I wake up at 5 each morning and start by reading a bit online, just to wake up my eyes and get them to focus. From there, I go through the typical morning routine items we all have.
5:30 AM: Into the Office
By 5:30 each day, I make my way to my home office. Once I am at my desk, I go over my schedule while my computer starts up, making certain I know what my day looks like. I have made a planning file that works for me and plans out everything from work tasks to meals to chores.
After seeing what I need to tackle for the day, I check my email and respond to clients before I get into my work tasks.
7 AM: Yoga with Down Dog
While it might be better to start my day with yoga, this is the time that works best for me. Actually, it is the time that works best for my friend, Eri. To keep each other motivated, we work out at the same time each day. I do a 30-minute session and then spend some time working on mindfulness, which I am admittedly not the best at.
7:45 AM: Getting My Son Ready for School
Since my husband gets him dressed each day, I just need to handle breakfast and packing his bag. We spend some time chatting while he eats and then get ready to head out the door.
8 AM: The Walk to School
I walk my son to his school each day since it is nearby. We use this time to play educational games or to kick bottles and rocks down the road to help him practice his soccer kicks.
8:30 AM: Back Home
As soon as I am home, I head upstairs and get back to work. During my work hours, I try to take a break once an hour to do a short workout routine--one between five and seven minutes long.
9:30 AM: Breakfast
I use a meal delivery service, which makes this nice and easy on me. The meals are always healthy and tasty, and since I live in Mexico, incredibly affordable.
9:45 AM: Back to Work
Once my meal is finished, I dive right back into things.
12 PM: Lunch Break
Lunch I make myself instead of using the meal delivery service. I use the 8Fit app to plan my lunches, dinners, and snacks.
1 PM: The Day Is Done
On most days, one is when my workday ends. I do not get my son from school until three, so I use this time to catch up on chores, start dinner prep, and relax.
Is this the perfect schedule? Not for everyone, and even for me, it could use some tweaking. However, it works pretty well for myself and my family.
Freelance writer and editor with an education background, working from home and living abroad.