I’ve been taking this time to rediscover and experiment with my daily routine. For the past 18 months I’ve had an office to go to, classes to teach in studios, and desk work to accomplish.
Now everything is happening in one room, from one place, and time feels like an open book. I’ve tried having a daily routine in the past, and have continually failed to hold on to any. Here are some things I’ve learned.
Having a daily routine is an ongoing experiment, especially for those who don’t have “regular work hours.” Everyone is different and your daily routine should be suited to you – when do you feel most creative? when do you have the most focus? I feel most creative in the morning or evening, and have the most focus in the afternoon.
So, this is what my current experiment looks like:
8AM-9AM Wake up, breakfast
9AM-10:30AM stretch, workout
10:30AM-12PM creative/long-term work
12:30-2:00PM Communications – emails/phone calls/new letters
2:00-3:30 Task-list and production
5:30-9:00PM Food, Friends, Conversation, and mind wandering
I don’t know if this is going to work, but I’m going to try. Here’s to having the time to focus and experiment with this more.