This is a great question!
When I was teaching, my day was really tightly scheduled because i was teaching full time and working on my contractor business as well.
While I’m not longer teaching, I do still work in a full-time capacity as a contractor and then have my entrepreneurial side business. It’s not something that I’m actively trying to make my full time job, but it is something I feel really passionately about, so it’s hard to not do it. 😛
Here’s what a normal day looks like for me.
Wake up, go to the bathroom. Try not to check emails, messages, etc.
Drink a ton of water.
Let the dogs out.
Workout for about an hour.
Use a voice recorder to record any new ideas/thoughts that came to me during my workout (that’s where I get the majority of my ideas!)
Take a shower (sometimes, not always haha #justbeingreal)
Work on my contract work (I try to keep my phone off during this time because in the morning I’m usually feeling inspired to write, so I do all my ghostwriting/copywriting work during the morning with my phone off, free from distractions)
Go for a walk.
Record any ideas I had during my walk.
Eat lunch with my husband. Sometimes i watch a short t.v. show to just turn my brain off for a few.
Host a podcast or work on a blog post.
I check my messages/emails to see if there’s anything urgent I need to answer.
I head back to my contract work (and by “back to it”, I mean I just head to my office and sit down and start working. 🙂
At this point, I’m doing more of the tech work- building funnels, working on non-urgent tech issues, answering questions for the team.
Other random tasks, emails
I work until around 6 or 7 pm — I try really hard not to go past 7 pm. I noramlly start working around 9 am, sometimes 10 am. If I don’t start until 10, then I work until 7 or 8 pm.
My husband and I eat dinner together. Sometimes I cook it and sometimes we go out to eat. He’ll cook occasionally.
After dinner is my time to work on my own business. I’ll work on writing emails to my audience, blog posts, and checking in with my team.
On M-W-F I also do Zumba in the evening.
On the way home, I use a voice recorder on my phone to record any ideas I think of.
This is a lot and it often is a quite busy day. The things that are non-negotiables each day are:
Doing great work for my contract position.
Spending time with my husband.
Work out (it helps regulate my blood sugar)
Work on my own business
There is often not much time for more, which I’m okay with, because I really enjoy everything I’m doing and have crafted my day to be filled with these things I enjoy!
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