After leaving my full-time job mid last month, the first thing that became glaringly apparent was the sheer abundance of time that I now have. Previously, the majority of my time was accounted for by working at the hospital. I always had personal and creative projects that needed my attention but never before did I actually have the time to work on them fully.
For the first two weeks, I pretty much fell into spending large chunks of time binge watching Top Chef and tunneling down numerous YouTube rabbit holes. Then, after a conversation with my business coach, I realised that I needed to begin structuring my week. She gave me a plan for that week and I’ve been playing around with it since.
My major time chunks are dedicated to the following:
Right now, my main focus is on building my digital operations business. I’m still in the foundational phase of setting everything up and doing all of the deep work that comes with starting a business so I don’t have many clients at the moment (that’s why I only have 1 client work day).
I have 2 personal projects that I want to devote some of my time to:
- Effloraissance: a community for creative explorers, everyday philosophers and passionate makers
- Ambrosia: a restaurant review newsletter
Lastly, I go to the gym 3 times a week and exercise along a hiking trail twice-three times weekly.
Here’s the current layout:
AM – Coaching
PM – Content creation
AM & PM – Content creation
PM – Gym
AM & PM – Client work
AM & PM – Skill development
PM – Gym
AM & PM – Business admin & development
PM – Trail
AM & PM – Off day
AM – Trail
AM & PM – Reflection & Planning
AM – Gym
Of course, this will change over time but for now it works and I’m happy with it.