Have a Daily Schedule when Working from Home

Working remotely is fantastic; you have a lot of freedom to work anywhere you want, create your own daily schedule (more or less) and overall have a better work-life balance. However, it can also have its drawbacks. It means that you are probably working from home most of the time, and that can blur the line between when you work and when you don’t. It can be easy to get sucked in and ‘just do this real quick’, especially if you like the work you’re doing. That’s why it’s important to have a schedule or routine when you work from home.

This will help you create the boundaries needed to prevent constantly working.

Mine varies a bit depending on my wife’s work schedule and the baby, but in general her’s what it looks like:

  • 7:00 – 9:00am: Baby Time
  • 9:00 – 12:00pm: Work (with breaks here and there)
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch & Online Learning (or gym, if wife works that night)
  • 1:00 – 5:30pm: Work (breaks here and there)
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Gym if wife is off
  • 5:30pm – 9:00pm: Dinner & Family time / put baby to sleep
  • 9:00pm – 10:00pm: Online Learning, if wife is working
  • 10:00pm – 11:00pm: Unwind before bed.

Again, this can move around a bit depending on what I have to do, but I try to stick to this to make sure I don’t work too long, burnout, or lose time with my family.

Do you work from home? What’s your day-to-day look like?

1 thought on “Have a Daily Schedule when Working from Home”

  1. Joe, I wrote such a long reply to your blog, that I had to turn it into its own blog post.
    And here it is:
    As a closing remark, I think that as long as you LOVE WHAT YOU DO, it really doesn’t matter where you work from. But as the gas prices keep going up (yes, there was a 30¢/gallon price dip recently, and don’t you think that it will stay like this), with traffic getting more chaotic, and with more people with stress disorders caused by traffic alone, not to mention globalization, I think it might be a good idea to start thinking about working from home, and migrating the work force to their homes. This will accomplish a few of Environmental Protection Agency’s objectives too, and it will definitely reduce pollution.[…]
    For the entire article:

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