Since the global pandemic, many small business owners have been forced to work from home. Some may even have to wear different hats in the household – such as teacher to their children, dog-walker, gourmet cook, and dealing with a spouse who is now a co-worker.
Implementing a structure to your day can give you a sense of control. It can help improve your focus, organization, and also productivity. Creating a routine at home will not only help the day-to-day responsibilities of your business but can help give you time to focus on some self-care.
We’ve listed a sample schedule of time blocks to get started – of course, you can adjust them as needed, but remember to add time for yourself and rest.
Time to start your morning and go till lunch. If you’re not an early riser, you can slowly train your body to get used to waking up early. Some important tasks in your morning routine can be:
6:00 am: Wake Up and Work Out – Working out in the morning will not only help you with your fitness goals, but it can also even help give you a boost of energy before your first cup of coffee. Some people can also use this time to meditate.
6:45 am: Get Ready for the Day – Time to hit the showers, eat a hearty breakfast, and take care of family responsibilities before you plop in front of the computer.
8:30 am: Do the Most Important Stuff – You’ve worked out, showered, ate breakfast, and ready to go. Time to tackle the most important tasks of your workday. Some business owners and entrepreneurs like to start their day with the most daunting project first – that way by the end of the day and you’re ready to shut it off, you know you put in a good effort during the first of the day.
Noon Through Mid-Afternoon