A Day in the Life
People often ask me what my day looks like, how I juggle so many authors and various services I provide along with being a wife, mom, teacher, active member of my church, etc. And the simple answer is: Time Blocking.
The less simple answer is: with a whole lot of prayer, Spark, and a good calendar system!
In my Suggested Daily Schedule (a bonus for signing up for the Weathering the Storm course), I talk a bit about what my basic day looks like, and then how to adjust it for each day as life constantly changes. But I wanted to walk you through a normal day to give you an idea of how to juggle many commitments.
My Weekday Schedule is:
6:00-8:00 Golden Hour/Morning Routine, get everyone ready and to school.
8:00-3:00 Run my Adriel Wiggins Author Services & Consulting from the FCS Library with occasional breaks to be the secretary, a substitute teacher, bus driver, or other gap filler.
3:00-5:00 Flex Time: Any unfinished AWAS&C work while overseeing homework and kids’ housework. Meet friends or run errands (Thursdays are errand days). Doctor/Dentist appointments. Any extra-curricular activities the kids have. Basically, if it doesn’t fit into one of the other categories, it goes here.
5:00-7:00 Cook/serve dinner and prepare for evening activity.
7:00-9:00 Evening Activity (M: family time; T: bible study; W: church prayer; T: financial coaching; F: addictions ministry).
9:00-10:00 Evening Routine, get everyone to bed, MY housework, unwind and unplug time.
You’ll note that not only do I block hours of the day to do specific TYPES of tasks, but I also block out certain days to do specific things. This is most evident in the Evening Activity portion of the day, but it also happens at other times.
Saturdays and Sundays have similarly blocked out times, but they’re different than the week day schedule, and I try not to do AWAS&C work on the weekends.
My business is also time blocked by day:
Mondays: working on/for various author podcasts.
Tuesdays: newsletter work (for myself and my authors).
Wednesdays: a lot of small administrative tasks (for myself and my authors); those rotate by which week of the month it is.
Thursdays: various creative tasks (such as video recording, writing, book formatting, etc).
Fridays: uploading books to retailers.
Since I have recurring events in my calendar (many, many, many recurring events), I don’t have to keep all of this in my head. I merely have to look at the calendar and see what all falls on today’s task list.
What does your daily schedule look like?
Owner, Adriel Wiggins Author Services and Consulting
Hello! I’m Adriel Wiggins, wife, mother of three, bibliophile, art geek, and all around student. I’ve been on a quest all of my life to learn as much as I possibly can about everything I possibly can. This has helped me tremendously in what eventually became my life’s purpose: to help other people become the best version of themselves. It is in that line that I became an assistant.
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