Covid-19 made us all stay at home until the indefinite future. During this quarantine period, a lot of people are struggling to find “something to do”. Identifying what to do, especially to those who easily get bored, is a daily struggle. However, this is not the case for a busy person. In fact, we actually speak a different language. We are faced with an infinite amount of tasks, and without a proper management, we might get drowned on our own. As part of the 30-day blog challenge, I’m going to share to you my daily routine for this quarantine period.
I don’t like routines…
Honestly speaking, routines are not fun. I hate doing them. However, routines can do a lot of good. I remember the passage, If you want to be better, be willing to be uncomfortable. Routinary activities are uncomfortable – they are not creative at all. But then again, if we can get into the regular discipline of practicing them, they can actually benefit us!
Thanks to the 30-Day Blog Challenge!
I swear I’ve never been this busy with my blog. Before I decided to take the challenge, I only spent around 1 to 2 hours blogging on a daily basis. That already includes blogging interactions.
The challenge really opened rooms for other things. I believe that not having an established routine won’t allow me to get this far. In fact, knowing what to do on a day is a great way to start it, because it gets you going in the right direction and you can actually audit your actions. At the end of the day, once you stick to your plan, you will realize how productive you’ve become!
Don’t get me wrong. Routine is not a law.
It doesn’t mean that routines can’t change forever. The point of it is you should find a system that works for you so you could get more jobs done. If you tried one which didn’t work out, create another.
Right now, I’m going to share my daily routine. To emphasize, this routine is not the only way to start a day. Instead, I’m sharing this (aside from I’m required to share this) for you to have an idea to create your own.
My Daily Routine
- Wake up at 8. Usually around 7 or 8 am (depends on the pull of gravity). The first thing I do is wash my face, brush my teeth, and then make a coffee.
- Work from home. Work usually starts with a team conference call at 8:20 am. It usually lasts for 40 mins to 1 hour. Then the actual work starts right after.
- Feed the strays. At 12 noon, we usually go out to feed some stray cats and dogs, around 8 of them, in a commercial place right in front of our place. They were left to starve since a lot of establishments were forced to close due to quarantine.
- Brunch. Eat breakfast/lunch at 12:30 pm. This time I only have a few minutes before work resumes.
- Work resumes. Afternoon work resumes at 1 pm and ends at 5:30 pm.
- Start blogging. Okay – so this is not yet the actual making of the daily blog entry. I usually start interacting with fellow bloggers in my groups.
- Rest and Sleep. The earliest time I go to sleep is 12. This is how it is the last three weeks since I started the challenge.
How about you? What is your daily routine this quarantine period?
If you want to get things done, start disciplining yourself to come up with a structure because it actually helps you achieve your goals.
This post is part of the 30-day blog challenge below.
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Cha of Little Misadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.