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Today’s post topic starts with the letter L and today I will be sharing with you what a typical week day in my Life looks like!
7:00am. I wake up and reach for my phone to catch up on some blog posts from my favorite bloggers, respond to any comments I may have received and check up on my Instagram and Twitter.
7:30am. I get up and start getting ready for my day. I wash my face, brush my teeth and decide what I am going to wear for the day if I haven’t picked out an outfit the night before.
7:45am. I put on my makeup and sort my hair out and spritz myself with my favorite perfume (incase you are wondering its Yardley English Rose!)
7:50am. I wake Roxy up. She’s a typical teenager trapped in a dog’s body and hates the mornings! She would stay in bed if I’d let her.
7:55am. We head downstairs and I let Roxy out into the garden to do her thing. I put the kettle on and prepare my lunch for the day. Once the kettle is boiled I make myself a coffee and fill my flask with coffee to take with me to work too.
8:10am. Usually by this time I am ready for a hit of nicotine (I know, it’s bad and I’m slowly weaning myself off of cigarettes and onto a vape…)
8:20am. I drink my coffee and start the hunt for my car keys and other things I will need for the day.
8:30am. I say goodbye to Roxy and head out of the house and to my car to start my journey to work.
8:45am. I arrive at work and park in the usual spot. At this point I will have another nicotine fix before heading in.
8:55am. I get to my desk and fire up my pc and log myself in to the system.
9:00am. While my pc is loading all the software I use I check what work has been allocated to me, sort through it all and place it in piles from highest priority to lowest and in order of geographical areas. (The work I do covers the whole of Wales and gets processed in order of area types.)
9:10am. Once I’m logged in to my pc and all the software has loaded I check my emails and respond to any that I need to, otherwise I read and file them away into their relevant folders.
9:20am. I start the work that has been allocated to me.
10:00am. Breakfast! I bring Weetabix to work with me that I eat at my desk as I work as I really struggle to eat breakfast any earlier, it makes me feel a bit sick if I eat too early.
11.00am. Break time! We don’t have a proper break allocated to us except for a lunch break but we are allowed to make coffee/tea whenever and at this time I tend to make myself a coffee and have a snack (usually a piece of fruit) at the same time while I work.
1:00pm. Time for lunch. I bring sandwiches with me and will eat them while I read something I have downloaded to my Kindle or I go out for a walk with a friend. I find that this “time out” can really help me to re-gain my work focus and boosts my energy for the afternoon.
1:30pm. Time to return to my desk. I re-check my emails and respond if needed and then I re-check my work allocation to see how well I have progressed and to alter my priority if needed.
3:00pm. Coffee time. By this time I really need a caffeine hit and I will treat myself to a snack of some description, sometimes this will be a yoghurt, other times crisps or a piece of cake.
5:00pm. I work through until 5pm most days, though we do have flexi time available to us which means that I can accrue time if I work earlier or later which enables me to leave work from 4pm onwards. Usually, though, I work from 9 – 5 as I find these hours suit me the best. I close down all of the applications that I have been using and log off from the system, gather my things and start to walk over to the car park to retrieve my car.
5:05pm. I reach my car and start my journey home.
5:25pm. I arrive home. Roxy has usually only just woken up and will greet me at the door stretching and yawning.
5:30pm. I get changed out of my work clothes and into home clothes (jeans and a hoodie or t-shirt).
5:40pm. I let Roxy out into the garden and put the kettle on to make a coffee.
5:45pm. I make a start on tidying the house and wash up my lunch box and flask for the next day. I might put a clothes wash on at the same time and put the hoover around or sweep the floors if needed.
6:00pm. I drink my coffee and sit down to catch up on the blogs I follow, respond to any comments and work on my blog schedule and any up-coming posts that I need.
7:00pm. Dinner time!!!! Both Roxy and I eat at the same time, she has her food while I have mine. I usually opt or something easy for me, usually something with toast, pasta or rice. Roxy always has the same food she always does, dry kibble!
7:30pm. I clean up from my dinner and make another coffee. I then head to my front room and settle in for the night with a tv programme or Netflix.
9:00pm. Shower time. I like to have a shower at this time as it means my hair can dry naturally, I find that it is easier to style if it air dries rather than using a hair dryer.
9:20pm. If I’m not in my pjs by now then I normally climb into them now!
9:30pm. I head back downstairs and will make another coffee or make myself some squash. I will work on my blog a bit more or continue to watch my tv show.
10:20pm. I let Roxy out into the garden so she can do her biz while I check the fridge for sandwich options for the following day.
10:30pm. I’m head off upstairs and check out my clothes for the next day. I like to have an idea of what I could wear before the day arrives. This little habit stops me feeling anxious in the morning and having a panic about what to wear!
10:40pm. I’m ready for bed. I like to lay and read for a bit before lights off as it helps me to sleep.
11:00pm. I check that my alarm is set for the morning and turn out the lights, snuggle up to Roxy and we both drift off to sleep.
What does your typical day-to-day life look like?