My Daily Routine Working From Home

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!

6:45/7 am

  • 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

7-8am

  • 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

8am

  • Work begins and continues until my first break

10:15am

  • 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

10:30am

  • Back to work until lunchtime!

12:15pm

  • 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

1pm

  • Back to work until my afternoon break

3:15pm

  • 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

5pm

  • 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.

5pm-6pm

  • This is pretty much always dinner time in our house, followed by feeding the dogs and cleaning up

6pm-11pm

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
  • Blogging
  • 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
  • Reading
  • Doing my nails

11pm

  • 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 realisticIt’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

Emily x

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “My Daily Routine Working From Home

  1. Paige Eades says:

    I loved reading a little snippet of your life Emily – it was really interesting! I like these kind of posts; they always help you to get to know the blogger that little bit better too!

    Paige // Paige Eades

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  2. Natasha Evans says:

    Loved reading snippets of your day! I absolutely love Skins – I’ve watched it twice but have to re-watch it again! I agree about staring at a laptop screen so I always try and take some time away from it though that can be difficult sometimes!

    Tash // A Girl with a View

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I’m enjoying it so far! Absolutely, screens are everywhere nowadays. Even if you want to meditate, it can be so easy to resort to Youtube or an app. Thank you for reading Natasha!

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  3. L - Franglais27 says:

    I like that you have been able to insert regular breaks and a lunchtime into your working from home routine as I probably don’t take enough breaks or else will just take a bit longer away from the screen. Your routine sounds very balanced and has been a good read!

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  4. Jenny in Neverland says:

    I have a very similar working from home routine as you! Although I permanently work from home, I’ve established this routine over the last few years and I know exactly what works best for me. I love waking up around 6:30 and eat first (usually eggs too!) then exercise and Yoga, get ready and work until 12ish when I have lunch and always watch some Netflix or something whilst I’m eating. Then back to work at 1!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      It sounds like you’ve got a fab routine there! I admire that you’ve managed to make such a great routine; I know I’d struggle having a routine if I could make my own! Thank you for reading 🙂

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  5. Angel says:

    ‘Regret getting a job’ this made me laugh! I think everyone’s in the same boat at that time in the morning! Your routine definitely makes me feel very guilty for waking up at 10am hahah, loved it 🙂

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Hahaha keepin it real! Aw no you definitely shouldn’t feel guilty, all our lives are so different! I’d love a 10am wakeup 😀 thanks for reading!

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  6. Serena says:

    Sounds like a great routine – it’s good that you’re able to take regular breaks and go outside! I’m planning to rewatch Skins soon, it’s such an iconic show!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I do appreciate the breaks, it makes a big difference! I’m glad Skins sounds worth persevering with! Thank you for reading

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  7. Gemmaa Jayne says:

    I love reading these types of posts they always inspire me in my life in some way! I love that you make sure to take regular breaks throughout the day! It is so beneficial for a working from home routine 😊

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I’m on a rota at work so have designated times for my break to stick to! I do appreciate the breaks, they make a big difference. Thank you for reading!

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  8. Charlotte Smith says:

    Great post Emily! I’m nosy too so I enjoyed reading your routine. ‘Regret my job’ made me laugh! I’m glad working from home is helping your well-being. P.S thanks for tagging my blog 😀 xxx

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