A week passed so quickly that I left some tasks lying around, waiting for me to pick them up! One of them is actually an artwork that's supposed to be finished last weekend, but some tasks and interests came in suddenly that I need to move and re-allocate time into them first. I got addicted with Splinterlands when I started it last Sunday and then I tried to set-up the smartBCH that I did here, after successfully following someone's guide.
Time allocation during the days of August
Last July, I finished all the school related workload and the start of August means a lot of free time for myself to do the things I wanted, be it games, planting, arts, cats, and crypto-related matters. In the very first day of the month I already set my daily schedule in order for me to be guided because the catto in me causes my mind to wander and sometimes, laziness kicks in.
The daily routine: Morning
So I have noticed that I typically wake up 8 in the morning, so I used that as a starting point. For the first 30 minutes of the day, I prepare my breakfast or eat what my amazing mom has cooked for us, followed by watering plants outside, then I would go to different rooms to clean-up. As 9 am approaches, I will then set-up my mat in the room to do some cardio and bodyweight exercises which lasts for 15 minutes in total then rest afterwards. I will then go downstairs to help with the cooking or sometimes I will do it when mom allows it. Her hobby is cooking so she wants to do most of the work.
After the cooking's done I will now focus on checking and responding into notifications and chats that I have on my computer and phone while resting. It doesn't take a lot of time and I will proceed checking articles here, while using Youtube as a radio lols!
Afternoon and personal time
Here comes lunchtime where our family talks about things while enjoying the food. We also have the television on to watch noontime shows. After eating, I am always assigned to wash the dishes. I know what you feel about washing those dishes especially from preparing the meal + after the meal.
Now that most of the errands are done, I have to focus on the things for myself. This can be for planning and creating artwork, starting a new article, or enjoying the time for rest playing or watching videos from YouTube. What's worse is that I go to sleep for this hours and get nothing done.
And those hours pass so quickly that I will have to do some gardening like watering the plants and checking out their situation. Since the afternoon becomes cold and there's less worry about getting sunburnt, I use this time to walk around the neighborhood to walk and capture some shots that are interesting. Going back at home I will help with preparing for dinner and we immediately dig in after the meal's done. Then I will take my bath for the day to freshen up for the busy night.
Night time, the favorite part of the day
I use the time for the night to post and check out noise for the amazing friends and content out there for around two hours. It's enjoyable to see lots of people around the world and makes my day complete. It will take around 2 hours to check all the notifications than I will stop. After this I will have my night snacks then start on my artworks by planning or continuing a work. I will stop until I feel sleepy.
Below, you can see the summary of my daily schedule from my notepad to get a better picture:
8:00am-8:30am - breakfast, water the plants
8:30-9:00 - clean-up some rooms
9 am-9:30 - exercise and rest
9:30- 10:30 - help prepare food for lunch
10:30-12pm - check notifications from emails and stuff
12pm-1:00 pm- lunch time and cleaning the dishes
1:00pm-4:30 pm- write and read some article. Or stay lazy by playing, watching, and sleeping!
4:30pm-5:30 - gardening, and afterwards have a short walk around the neighborhood if possible
5:30pm-7:00 - dinner prep and dinner time
7:00pm-7:30 - bath time
7:30pm-9:30 - posting and exploring in noise, and some midnight snacks!
9:30pm- 1 am - Plan, create, and do artworks
Revamping it a bit for September
I have noticed that I have been inconsistent for a while especially near the end of the month, and being a slacker every afternoon since I slept a lot, limiting productivity. I decided that for afternoon it will be a time for myself where I can rest, play games, or watch videos. I will focus more on the night time where I can do all of artworks and writing. I usually achieve flow in creativity within the peaceful, quiet, and solemn night. By the end of September I hope that this revamping will help me a lot!
This was a pretty long read and I am thankful if you have reached this part! So how do you manage your schedules? Do you plan for it or just go with the flow? Setting schedule takes some time, but it will help us be productive in the long run and avoiding procrastination.
By the way it's already 1 am here and I must sleep! Tomorrow will be a weekend so I can slash some of the tasks and dedicate it into reading articles.
*Lead image from Pixabay
[#14] published September 4, 2021
Wow! I hope I could organize my schedule like this one...I do make some to-do lists but, I no longer put time on it... especially the writing part. There are times, I just stare at the screen and can't write anything... and sometimes, I will just grab my phone and start writing what popped up in my head.
But this is a great example of organizing one's day.
P,S. I found this one thru Noise