Oy. So I am idiotically late with today's post. I wish I could tell you it was because I had an amazing day, but sadly that is not the case. And I wish I had an incredible and perhaps insightful post to make it up to you, but alas I do not.
No, instead I am going to ramble on a little bit about routines, because as a self-employed writer I have found I do really need to try and stick to the routine I set out for myself. (And by set out I literally mean I wrote out a routine and pinned it on my wall. Very sad, I know.)
Naturally, I work at home so I have to try and separate work from personal. *Inserts laughter here* It is rather hard to do considering I live in a terrace cottage and I can hear people sneezing when they walk past my house. O_o Yeah, I don't have an office. I would totally love a room that I could step in to and seal myself off from the rest of the house. I had one in my old house and I miss it terribly. That separation did work though, because if I was in there it was to work, full stop.
So, I am trying to get myself in to a daily rhythm. Sometimes when I'm working on a project I get up, sit in front of my computer and don't stop unless I really need to. Now don't get me wrong, I love those days because I usually get through projects a lot quicker than I think I will, because literally from start to finish I am up and going for it. And then - as you may recall from last weeks post - I can go weeks without working at all, which really frustrates me.
Over the last couple of days I have managed to find a nice balance. I get up and exercise for an hour in the morning - at least I think using the Wii fit counts? - I then check all my emails and so forth. I have breakfast and then . . . well it depends on if there is anything important I need to do; shopping, cleaning, gardening etc. If so then naturally I get on with that. If not, I sit at my computer and I hope to god I'm going to have a very productive day.
Question is how long will this routine of mine go on for? *sighs* I guess I will soon find out.
Does anyone else have a daily routine to keep them on track? Do you ever find it hard trying to separate your "home" life from your work?