Since March, my full-time office job has been transported into my bedroom/living room depending on my task for the day. Currently, I work for a pensions company and started at the end of January, so COVID hit pretty quickly afterwards. I’m part of the bereavements team – so one of my main roles is outbound calls on most days of the week.
The lovely Charlotte from Take a Paws recommended this post idea, so thank you as writer’s block hit this week! I’m quite a nosey person myself, so thought sharing a little snippet of my daily life might be interesting! However, my routine is not role-model behaviour in the slightest. You won’t catch me exercising or drinking fruit teas at the crack of dawn (or at sunset for that matter) because it just isn’t me – unless I’m really in the mood.
So if you’re looking for a realistic routine, please keep reading!
- Wakey wakey eggs and bakey (if I can be bothered)
- On a normal day if I were to be going into the office (which is a 5 minute drive), I’m awake at 6am so I can get a lift in with mother who works in the same building
- Regret getting a job
- Morning skincare routine and brush teeth
- Mum leaves a cup of tea on the wash basket for me every morning that I’ll have whilst sitting with the dogs downstairs
- I’ll always have breakfast, but if I’m not hungry straight away, I can easily eat-and-go whilst working from home
- Get dressed (what are jeans) and maybe apply makeup, but 9/10 I do not
- Work begins and continues until my first break
- I have my first 15 minute break which is usually spent scrolling through TikTok or sitting in the garden for some air
- I’m guilty of eating my leftover takeaway before lunchtime sometimes
- Back to work until lunchtime!
- As it’s still summer at the moment, I’ll have lunch with mum in the garden or watch a bit of telly. I could definitely be more productive on my lunch breaks but usually I just want a mental break until it’s time to go back to the drawing board
- Back to work until my afternoon break
- Time for my second 15 minute break of the day, which is the most needed one. I definitely peak in the afternoon so I’ll have a quick nap or grab some fresh air to wake myself up
- Time to log out and shut down for the evening
At the moment I no longer have a commute home, so switch my laptop off straight away to get a break from screens for an hour or two. It can be easy to close my work tab and open a different one, but I do my best to insert blue-light-breaks into my days.
- This is pretty much always dinner time in our house, followed by feeding the dogs and cleaning up
Some days my evenings are busy and productive, other evenings are lazy and I don’t tick much off of my to-do list. My evenings typically consist of:
- Household chores that need doing i.e. cleaning, tidying, general bits and bobs
- Walking the dogs
- Shower or bath
- Take my makeup off and do my skincare routine
- Watch TV with mum; usually a Criminal Minds episode and at the moment I’m watching Skins from the start
- Driving practice for my test with my instructor or mum (thanks COVID for cancelling 2 tests)
- Sometimes I just spend time on my laptop online window shopping and making future plans
- Doing my nails
- This is my usual bedtime, but as long as I get 6-8 hours sleep I can function the next day, plus I like making the most of my spare time.
I enjoy the simple things in life so can quite happily fill my evenings with anything and everything – I just do what I have to do during the day!
I’d never worked from home prior to lockdown, but I had always wanted to. I feel much more comfortable at home and it’s kept me in a good mental state. Going into the office often really didn’t make me feel great a lot of the time, so it’s been a welcomed change.
As mentioned previously, I don’t live the healthiest and most enriching lifestyle at the moment – but I want my blog to be realistic. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows whilst working from home, it can be tough and battery draining. So I’m glad we can now do more at the weekends to rest and recuperate.
This is a different style post to what I’m used to, but I do hope you enjoyed a snippet into my daily life nonetheless!
Until next time, take care