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My Daily Schedule & How I Handle Work-From-Home Freelancing

Freelancing

I love my freelancing jobs. It gives me creative flexibility and allows me to make my own schedule. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not hard work. Especially when I was staying off, freelancing seemed like a world that I could never be a part of. It turns out that there are others that feel the same way. I don’t normally share the every aspects of my life, because, well, I’m no pro. In honor of blogmas, I figured I’d get a little more personal by sharing my daily freelancing schedule.

I’ve been using my social media pages to document my days and some of my personal struggles lately. A lot of people reached out to me asking how I deal with working from home and what my schedule looks like. The most important thing in a WFH lifestyle is a schedule. It’s not about planning every bit of your life out. But if you want to make it a full-time job, you need to put full-time work into it.

Here’s a little look into my day and an introduction into another piece of my life. I love what I do, but I’ve kept my blogging and working life separate up until not. If you’d like to see more, just let me know! And, as always, please reach out if you want any advice or just need to talk. WFH life, especially freelancing, can be a struggle sometimes, so it’s nice to connect with other people doing the same.

6:30am

Wake up, think about hitting snooze, and decide not to. The first thing I do in the morning is wash my face and then I head to the kitchen for some coffee.

7am

By this time I’m headed upstairs to my office. I turn on the computer, make sure the blog is running smoothly, and respond to comments from the day before. After that, I start getting all my scheduled social media posts scheduled for the day.

8am

It’s time to turn on the news. I catch up on fashion and beauty news for the day and start responding to emails.

9am to 3pm

I write for Bustle, so the shift keeps the middle of my day busy.

Freelancing

3pm to 5pm

The work doesn’t stop with Bustle. After I log off, I work on my other freelance stories and blog posts to round-out the work day.

5pm

I make sure to shut down my brain and my screens for at least an hour every day. Normally, this means making dinner, but sometimes it’s going for a walk or resting.

6pm

Dinner and playing catch-up with the family. I love to keep my screens shut down while I cook. It helps me focus on how healthy my meal is and gives me time to recharge a little bit more.

7pm to 9pm

By this time, I’m normally working on more blog content and answering comments. If not, I’m out doing thrifting, running errands, or seeing my boyfriend.

10pm

I make it a point to be in bed by this time. I’m either cuddled up with a good book or watching a show on Netflix before bed.

Freelancing

Sleep has always been really important to me. While some people think that you should stay up late working on your dreams, I think your time is better spent recharging. Don’t get my wrong, some nights I’m working on writing until 11:30 or spending a night out with my friends. But overall, I make sure to always get at least seven hours every single night.

I am by no meaning saying that you have to work a nine to five every single day or follow any of my tips for that matter. You do have to put in quality work time, if you want it to pay off though. At the beginning of my job search, this just meant spending quality time researching where I wanted to write, why, and reaching out to people in the industry.

This is the first type of work-from-home-ish posts I’ve done on here. Let me know if it’s something you’d like to see more of. I have a lot of other tips that I didn’t include, because I didn’t want this to be too lengthy. I’d love to share more with you though!

xx.

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13 Comments

  • emzynelson

    This was a good read, interesting to see how you balance your day

    December 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      I’m glad you liked it! It was a different post than I usually do, but I enjoyed actually seeing my day all laid out xx.

      December 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Helene (AngelSpartaness)

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Kali! I would love to see more posts about this subject by the way, it’s so interesting to hear how other bloggers and writers handle work from home life. I’ve actually recently been debating with myself over whether or not I should transition into a slightly more restrictive schedule for myself, just to help increase my work output overall and to help me get through the times of less motivation and productivity. I plan on posting about that soon but this was a great source to read for input, so thanks for sharing x

    -Helene | angelspartaness.com

    December 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad it could help you. Just make sure you’re not too strict with everything or you’ll go crazy. I suggest going about the day how you would usually and see how organic your day is and go from there. That way you’re not getting into a schedule that you dread, you know? xx.

      December 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm Reply
      • Helene (AngelSpartaness)

        That’s actually fantastic advice, and I think I’ll try that approach! Thank you lovely πŸ™‚

        December 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • infinitelyadaydreamer

    This is very interesting indeed! I need to do more planning.

    December 17, 2017 at 12:50 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      A plan definitely helps, but it’s nice to have relaxing catch-up days too! xx.

      December 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm Reply
  • lifeofangela

    I’m so with you on getting decent sleep each night. I can’t function if I don’t get at least 7 hours a night, I find it so hard to concentrate otherwise πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2017 at 1:22 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Exactly! While all my friends were pulling all nighters in school, I was sleeping haha. I just find that it helps everything β€” my mind, skin, and even digestion! xx.

      December 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • stashy

    I can’t imagine freelancing / working from home. I like having the routine of dressing in “work clothes” and going to the office. I do work from home from time to time at my own discretion and I always find myself missing the office. Kudos to you! It sounds like you’ve got a good structure and balance to your day. Do you make breakfast and lunch at home too?

    December 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      When you create a schedule for yourself, it’s kind of the same. Not everyone can work from home, since there is a flexible schedule, but I really love it! xx.

      December 18, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply
  • chloeburford

    I would absolutely love to see more of these posts. I have wanted to work from home for a very long time now. This is so helpful to read so thank you! xx

    December 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      I’m so glad that it could help you! I’ll definitely add some more to my site xx.

      December 19, 2017 at 7:40 am Reply

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