I spent last week trying out some tweaks to my daily freelancer schedule, courtesy of the book Daily Rituals.
Here’s what I’ve settled on (for, of course, an ideal day that is unlikely to ever happen, but it’s good to have goals):
8 a.m. Wake up.
8-8:30 a.m. Meditate.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Work out.
9:30-10 a.m. Breakfast, shower, dress.
10-11 a.m. Communication. (Phone, email, blogging, Facebook, Twitter.)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Work. (Pitches, assignments, book stuff.) Outside, if possible. In bed, if desired.
1-2 p.m. Lunch.
2-3 p.m. Optional nap.
3-6 p.m. Work. With music, if desired.
Bed by midnight.