- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
I recently started a job this year that offers flexible schedules, which I’m very fortunate to have (my last job didn’t have this). I’m trying to figure out what works best for me. So far, I’ve been on a 10-7 ish schedule, because I value my early morning sleep. However, I fear that a later schedule looks weird and it gets lonely being the only one in the office past 6. So, I went drastically the other way yesterday and woke up extremely early (4:30 am) in order to start work at 7 am (I had a site visit yesterday, which resulted in a longer commute). Lo and behold, that was a disaster. I was so sleepy by the afternoon that I could barely keep my eyes open and wasn’t being productive. It was so bad that I had to go home early to crash and ended up missing an evening conference call, and showing up 45 minutes late to dinner with a friend.
Any tips for time management and/or finding a routine? I’m in an LDR with a boyfriend who is a part-time graduate student on top of working full time, so the only time I get to talk with him is late at night (11 pm). I’m often also doing things after work, so this time has worked for us and it’s nice to end our days talking to each other. Problem is, it sets us both up to wake up late feel panicked to be the last ones to show up at work (for no real reason, it’s just that lunchtime hits so soon and I’m like welp, where did the day go!). And then the cycle starts over because then we work late and get home late.
Any tips for setting up a solid weekday routine? I really hate gyms so I’m trying to incorporate biking to work in my schedule, as well as making more of an effort to get dressed better for work. It’s just hard because between work, getting exercise, maintaining relationships (including boyfriend, family and friends), outside committments (volunteering, professional organizations, events, travel, and errands), sleep and eating right, it feels like I am not doing anything well!
On one hand I can see how starting later works better for me since I work more with the West coast office people, but on the other it was nice to get home earlier yesterday and have time to do laundry, cook dinner, etc. Just really confused and sort of panicked right now…
Background: I’m a 20-something, relatively recent grad in a large east coast city. Also in an LDR.