I made it through my first week of self employment. I am definitely still getting adjusted to my new timing. From some people’s perspective they treat me as if I’m unemployed and always available so I get calls in the middle of the day especially around my midday nap. My midday nap make others think I’m not working at all. While I am loving the outpouring of love, it is my responsibility to redefine my boundaries and inform others of my business hours. No I do not sleep in and get up late. I continue to wake up at 5 am. Early morning is when I’m most productive. I work when I am most productive. I shift my attention from my phone to focus on my business. My most productive times are 5am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm. I don’t know why but that’s when I get the most work done. I’ve started to adjust my life around those times. Here is what my days look like
- 5am to 10am yoga and meditation, administrative duties, content and class planning, training, marketing and success visualization
- 11am to 1pm working out (i.e. walking/running or weights) and yoga stretches
- 1pm to 3pm running errands or handling personal business
- 3pm to 4pm taking a nap
- 5pm to 9pm networking, marketing and business development
Yes it appears that I am off a lot earlier than in the past however when you’re asleep I am working. When you are done with your day, I am working. My day now includes what’s most important to me not what’s important to my employer. I spend more time in mind, body and soul zone. When you are commuting I’m visualizing my success. When you are at breakfast, I am meditating. When you are wrapping up your day, I am regrouping. My nap is essential for second part of my day. If I don’t plan for it, I become exhausted. The beauty of my new schedule is I get to adjusted it according to what is needed for the day or week. If I know I have an event later in the day, I adjust my late evening schedule to afternoon. In a few weeks my corporate classes will start so my workout will move up and that time will be dedicated to my classes. My errand time slot may fall off completely or be moved to specific days. The lines appear blurred but I am very much employed. I am not unemployed. I am self-employed.
Peace and Blessings
It’s good to have a schedule if your self employed, especially one that works for you. I find that if I don’t schedule work time then it just doesn’t happen! I also find that there are specific times of day that I am more productive. Thanks for sharing your schedule.
That’s a lot of yoga. I’d be done after 10 mins 🙂
Oh no, I know what it’s like when you’re taking a necessary nap and everyone decides that this must mean that you don’t have anything to do!
Props to you, this sounds like a great schedule!
It’s so important to set boundaries and schedules when self employed and working from home!