In the next few weeks or so i will be heading home to the UK after 7-8 months travelling. Currently my working routine is limited, short and very very irregular. Thankfully, when i get home i’ll be able to get back to my normal hours and get into my usual irregular routine.
This got me thinking about my daily routine at the pc. Working on the internet allows me to fit my hobbies and pastimes around my work…or rather the other way around.
Below is an example of what my daily routine will be like when i return home however to be honest, no two days are the same. I always make a point of spending time away from the pc so i try my best to fit things around what i have coming up, be it a holiday, night out or whatever. If im working on a design or doing a major update of one of my sites then its not uncommon for me to wake up around 10am, work til 2am, go to bed, wake up and do the same for a few days til i finish the job i started. If i do this i always try and drastically cut my hours for a few days afterwards to reward myself. Hey if you can’t be good to yourself who else will?
Ok…heres an example of my irregular daily routine!
Monday to Friday :
That’s a pretty good example of my daily routine. At the weekend my routine is totally different. I usually only work for 2-3 hours on a saturday and sunday and the rest of the time i’m out the house. Even bloggers need to relax!!
During the week though i usually work 4-5 hours at night. Probably not the best thing to do when you think about it but i always get more done as i get no interuptions at night. There are a few reason’s why i can work 8+ hours a day and still enjoy a very flexible lifestyle. One reason is that i don’t commute – sounds obvious but bed to office is about 0.5 feet! Secondly, i don’t really watch any tv. I sometimes watch a dvd before heading to bed but other than that i don’t really watch much tv other than at friends. I never put a tv in my office at the start and i kinda got used to it.
Basically, when im home im on the pc and when i’m not at the pc im out. It’s a very relaxing job though – i listen to music all day and if i’ve been working for 2 hours or more and feel a bit drained i play a game or head out for a while.
Again, i stress that this is just an example of my daily routine. On days i need to get something done ive put going to the gym and going out with friends on the backburner til i get everything finished.
I’d love to hear the the different blogging routines that bloggers have. I’m sure i’m not the only blogger with a mixed up work routine!
Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog and provides support to bloggers at Rise Forums. He can also be found on Twitter @KevinMuldoon and Google+.