I love reading these sorts of post, so figured it was my turn! Here’s a pretty typical day in the life during the weekday…..
5:45am- Wake up 15 minutes before my alarm. For some reason, I can’t sleep past 5:45 anymore. Lay in bed with my iphone and read blogs and my horoscopes.
6am: Alarm goes off and get out of bed to do some sort of exercise. My favorite mornings are swim mornings (once or twice a week). Luckily, the pool is just downstairs of the building, so there’s no travel time involved.
7-7:15- Shower and get dressed at the gym. Confession: I usually don’t blow dry my hair lately. My work dress code is really casual, so luckily, what I wear doesn’t take a ton of thought. Fit breakfast in sometime quickly here or grab it to eat at work.
7:15-8:05- Drive to work. Blah. The commute is def my worst time of day. Recently, I switched my hours to 8-4, so it makes it much better than when I was 9-5…but still, I really dislike being in the car so much. I usually just listen to the news or the radio. The only good thing about the car is that the silence and having that “alone time” sometimes lets me clear my head.
8-12noon- Work, work, work. At my desk usually. I work for a nonprofit. I’m one of only 4 staffers, so it’s a small environment. I manage a program and do corporate relations, community engagement, and grant writing. I often throw volunteer engagement events at corporations (and have been doing that a lot lately!), so that takes me out of the office and away from my desk. I like my job for the most part and aside from knowing that it helps the community, I love that it’s a pretty flexible schedule and that every day is very different.
12noon- LUNCH. I usually sit at my desk and read a couple blogs. Sometimes I’ll walk outside. It’s not an official lunch break, I just usually can’t wait past noon.
12-4pm- Work some more. I usually take a 30 minute walk break sometime in the afternoon. There’s a big park near my office so I’ll go explore, especially if the weather’s nice.
4-5pm- Fight traffic once again. but I feel lucky, now that I leave earlier, my commute went from 1.5 hours to only an hour. Plus, being home by 5 means I have the whole night free!
5:30-6pm- Home! Usually take a nap, clean up, run an errand, etc.
6-7pm- Dinner. Whatever’s on hand.
7-8pm- Walk with a friend outside (or by myself). I live near the beach and there’s a pretty loop that’s about 4 miles, so we’ll usually walk and talk. It’s super relaxing.
8-10pm- Hang out on the couch with Jared, watch tv, catch up, etc. Sometimes we’ll go grab a drink somewhere (1/week) or go to an event or friend’s party (1/week)….these are the hours that really vary day by day. Lately, I can’t stay up much past 10:30 (if that!)…
Morning or night person?
Like routine or get bored of them?
Do you make your bed everyday?