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Ask DN: What's your daily schedule?

over 4 years ago from , Founder at Authentic Jobs

I shared my daily schedule at Squares Conference last week, and it was suggested I share it with others.

5:10am Alarm

5:40 Leave home; drive oldest child to early-morning study

6:00 Personal study (my own)

6:45 Drop off son at school; return home

7:15 Shower, breakfast, help other children prepare for school

8:30 Head to office; run errands; social media & inbox

10:00 Begin workday (primarily Authentic Jobs)

12:00 Lunch

12:45pm-ish Continue workday; squeeze in a workout on break

4:30 Head home

5:00 Dinner

5:30 Leave for sons' soccer practice; coach one of the teams

7:30 Return home

7:30–10:30ish Family activities, homework, church service, etc.

11:00pm-ish Retire to bed

If inclined, please share your schedule in the comments.

82 comments

  • Josh OsborneJosh Osborne, over 4 years ago
    • 6:30 — Alarm
    • 7:00 — Alarm
    • 7:30 — Alarm -_-
    • 7:30 — 8:30 AM - Shower/Personal Work/Coffee
    • 8:30 — Bike to work
    • 9:00 - 9:30 — Pretend to be at the gym but actually reading DN
    • 9:30 - Noonish — Smaller tasks and various daily stand-ups
    • Noonish - 5:30 — Project work
    • 5:30 — Bike home from work
    • 5:30 - 11:30 — Spending time with wife, dinner, personal work
    • Midnight-ish — Sweet, sweet sleep.
    40 points
  • Dani WerthDani Werth, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Cameron, I was at Squares and was delighted to see your schedule (being so family-oriented) during your talk. Being a new mom and younger professional, it's been on my mind lately how other professionals with families juggle it all. Really enjoyed your talk at Squares.

    Here's my schedule:

    • 6-6:30 — Wake up and get myself ready
    • 7:15 — Baby wakes up, nurses; get him dressed
    • 7:45 — Leave for work, eat breakfast in car, drop kiddo off at daycare
    • 8:30 — Arrive at work/check email
    • 9 — Team stand-up
    • 9:15 — Pump
    • 9:35 — Work
    • 11-11:30 — Lunch
    • 11:30 — Work
    • 12:30 — Pump
    • 12:50 — Work
    • 3:30 — Pump
    • 3:50-5 — Work
    • 5:30 — Arrive home/nurse baby
    • 6-7 — Dinner and clean-up
    • 7-8:15 Family time
    • 8:15 —Nurse baby to sleep, personal time
    • 10-10:30 — Husband and I go to sleep
    • 12a — Baby nurses
    • 3:30a — Baby nurses

    Repeat!

    Shout-out to parents who have a 24-hour day :)

    18 points
  • Cameron Moll, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Suggestion: Use Markdown (* + space) to style your schedule in a list. Too late for mine, DN doesn't allow editing.

    Here's mine again:

    • 5:10am Alarm
    • 5:40 Leave home; drive oldest child to early-morning study
    • 6:00 Personal study (my own)
    • 6:45 Drop off son at school; return home
    • 7:15 Shower, breakfast, help other children prepare for school
    • 8:30 Head to office; run errands; social media & inbox
    • 10:00 Begin workday (primarily Authentic Jobs)
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 12:45pm-ish Continue workday; squeeze in a workout on break
    • 4:30 Head home
    • 5:00 Dinner
    • 5:30 Leave for sons' soccer practice; coach one of the teams
    • 7:30 Return home
    • 7:30–10:30ish Family activities, homework, church service, etc.
    • 11:00pm-ish Retire to bed
    14 points
    • muhammad usmanmuhammad usman, over 4 years ago

      from your schedule it looks like you only get about 6 hours of sleep, is that enough for a productive day? i've been pushing to get about 8 hours of sleep and I thought that wasn't enough yet. :o

      1 point
      • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 4 years ago

        I believe it's 6 hours if you're over 18 and 8 for under.

        0 points
      • Cameron Moll, over 4 years ago

        In hindsight, I should have prefaced this post stating that it wasn't meant to encourage all of us to work even longer hours or get even less sleep.

        In my case, I've been functioning on 5-7 hours of sleep for a long time. That's just how my body operates. Doesn't work for everyone.

        1 point
  • Jonathan SuhJonathan Suh, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 6:00/6:30am - Wake up (or be woken up by my son)
    • 6:30am - Read, shower, get ready
    • 7:15am - Head to work (listen to podcasts or music, read on the way, or do some work on the train)
    • 8:45am - Get coffee
    • 9:00am - Work
    • 12:30–1:00pm - Lunch
    • 5:00pm - Head home
    • 6:30pm - Dinner
    • 7:00pm–8:30pm - Family time/church
    • 8:30pm - Put kids to bed
    • 9:00pm - Time with the wife/extracurricular or personal stuff
    • 10:00/11:00pm - Sleep

    One thing my wife and I have done since we’ve gotten married that has really helped us is having a dedicated, no-excuse date night once a week—we get a baby sitter and go out for at least 1.5 hrs. If we have baby-sitter issues or just can't leave the kids alone (i.e. having a newborn), we morph it into a family date night.

    6 points
    • Cameron Moll, over 4 years ago

      Thumbs up on a weekly date night, Jonathan. We're not as good as we should be, but we also try to get out each week. Saturday we saw the Sarasota Orchestra together, although it's pretty rare we do something that substantial.

      2 points
      • Jonathan SuhJonathan Suh, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

        Seeing an orchestra is a great idea!—will definitely note that for a future date. Our dates are usually nothing elaborate as well—going out for dinner, then going shopping for clothing or something for the home at a Home Depot or Lowes, or stopping for dessert on the way home—but it’s wonderful to get to spend a few moments alone and talk without kids

        2 points
  • Max LindMax Lind, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I'm a big fan of Offscreen Magazine, and especially it's 'A Day in the Life Of' section (it's essentially the same idea as this daily schedule topic)

    Long story short, I recently updated my website, (maxwelllind.com), and included a section directly inspired, borrowed from them. I try to write every now and then, and can honestly say I enjoyed putting this together...I'd encourage you all to do the same.

    5 points
  • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, over 4 years ago
    • 8:30ish - Wake up ah-natur-al, lay in bed lazily
    • 9:00 - Breakfast, shower, lounge around lazily
    • 9:50 - Walk to work
    • 10:00 - Start work
    • ??? Lunch in here somewhere
    • 6:00 - End work / walk home
    • 6:10 - 11:00 - Hangout with my wife (this time slot is sometimes interrupted by necessities, such as going out to buy groceries)
    • 11:30ish - Bedtime

    Sometimes I get motivated to exercise, have personal study, etc., but those never seem to have any permanence (I struggle with laziness).

    My wife and I are will be having our first baby in a few weeks, so I'm assuming (based on looking at other schedules here) that my current schedule is going to change drastically.

    5 points
  • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, over 4 years ago

    I answered this 2 years ago.

    3 points
  • Adrian PelletierAdrian Pelletier, over 4 years ago
    • 6:30am - Alarm plays music from Skyrim soundtrack by Jeremy Soule (much better than “BEEP BEEP BEEP”)
    • 7:00am - In-person client meetings today? Shower. No meetings? Less shower.
    • 7:30am - Feed dog, chase dog with 15-month-old daughter, help wife feed daughter her breakfast, dog gets food that drops on the floor.
    • 8:00am - Kiss wife goodbye, make “long” work commute to at-home office, put on noise-cancelling headphones to block out sounds of daughter still chasing dog.
    • 8:01am - Fire up computer, read emails, check news, general business upkeep (new leads, invoices, mail, etc.), review daily schedule in TeuxDeux, and often catch up with my parents and/or brothers with a phone call around this time as well.
    • 8:30am - 9:00am - Client work, lots of coding, some design.
    • 11:45am - Lunch, client calls, errands. Time and weather permitting, walk the neighborhood with wife and daughter or go on a local hike.
    • 1:00pm - Back to work. This is when my productivity is greatest.
    • 3:00pm - Short break to stretch legs again, then more work.
    • 5:00pm - Dinner and family time. Depending on the season, there’s usually snow blowing or lawn mowing at least once a week.
    • 7:00pm - Workout. Admittedly, this is the activity that gets cut out when my schedule fluctuates, which is often the case when your’e self-employed.
    • 7:30pm - This time slot varies every day but most often it’s used to pursue side projects, personal writing, and hanging out with my wife. During the Milky Way season in our area (like right now), I might also take this time to prep camera gear for a night shoot.
    • 11:00pm - Covertly check on daughter sleeping in her crib with my iPhone’s light. Go to bed.

    No two days are exactly alike, which I enjoy, but to make sure each day was well-rounded and felt accomplished, I came up with the Rule of One:

    • Get at least one thing accomplished. Even if I only finish one task that day, doing something is better than nothing.
    • Learn one new thing. I’ve never, ever been able to go through my news feeds and not find at least one useful article or tutorial to learn from.
    • Do one nice thing for someone else. It can be as simple as shoveling my neighbor’s steps or holding the door for someone at the store.
    2 points
  • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I’m often wary when people share their personal schedules, because oftentimes I think people make them up in order to seem more put together/impressive than they really are. But since Cameron’s was so family-centric (like mine is) I'll give it a go ;)

    • 6-7am – Either my 8yo daughter comes into the bedroom or my twin 2yo boys wake up and I go get them from their bedroom
    • 7-8:10am – Change diapers, get all the kids fed, get daughter ready for school. If I'm going into the office for my dayjob I get myself washed & dressed, if I'm working from home I just get dressed ;)
    • 8:20am – Bus stop and then either I drive into work in Uptown Charlotte or I go back home
    • 9-9:30am – Email, Twitter, Slack. Loosely prep for the day.
    • 12 – Lunch with co-workers if I'm at work, with wife and boys if I'm at home
    • 1 – Back to work
    • 5 – If I'm at office I head home, If I'm at home I go get my daughter from the bus stop
    • 6-7 – Family dinner
    • 7-9 – Get boys ready for bed, homework with daughter, daughter gets her 30 mins of laptop time (either coding or, more often than I'd like, Minecraft ;), then reads until 8:30-9 and I sing her Ben Folds’ "The Luckiest" and put her to bed
    • 9-12ish – Do household chores, watch a show or two with my wife, Twitter, work on http://inlinehq.com
    2 points
    • Cameron Moll, over 4 years ago

      I'm also wary, too. Yet while our schedule varies daily as it does for everyone else, a fixed routine of school, soccer practice, etc. means that weekdays are pretty predictable (and therefore documentable) for our family.

      2 points
      • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 4 years ago

        Yeah, I realized that after reading yours. I, just like everyone else, always wish I could be more regimented in my daily work – but when I actually thought about my average day, I realized it is naturally regimented just from the fact that it's built around the fam.

        Good way to start the day, thanks Cameron. Now back to work! ;)

        0 points
    • Michael GreenMichael Green, over 4 years ago

      I've always dreamed of having a daughter and singing her "The Luckiest"! Random connection!

      1 point
      • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

        Ha! My wife and I danced to it at our wedding, and I've sung it to my daughter for 8 years straight now.

        She says she'll never get tired of it, but I know that one day she’ll of course grow out of it, so even though I've sung it over 2000 times I still try and relish every single one ;)

        2 points
  • Josh CrowderJosh Crowder, over 4 years ago

    I always love these threads!

    heres mine:

    • 8:00am Alarm
    • 8:15 stop snoozing, rush out of the house and head to the gym on a boris bike I like to do early morning workouts, generally free weights and HIT training.
    • 9:30 cycle back from the gym and shower. I'm working on a new venture at the moment [Matterhorn.io](www.matterhorn.io) a project management tool designed for teams. I catch up with the rest of the team on Slack and plan out our day on Mattehorn (of course).
    • 1pm - Leave the house and head to a local coffee shop. I'm in Shoreditch, east london so there are literally 1000's within a mile.
    • 3pm - grab a bite to eat
    • 6pm - Head home, usually grabbing something for dinner on the way.
    • 7-8:30 - Cook and eat dinner. This is my down time, I love the process of preparing and cooking dinner its probably the only point in the day I'm not 'connected' to the world.
    • 9 - 12 - Research / Play on the internet.. a little more ;)
    • 1:30 - sleep time
    2 points
  • Blake SimkinsBlake Simkins, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    It doesn't always happen like this, but ideally this is my schedule:

    • 5:30am Alarm and head to the gym
    • 7:30am Get ready for work shower and breakfast
    • 9:00am Work
    • 11:30am Lunch
    • 5:30pm Head home
    • 6:30pm Family time and dinner
    • 8:30pm put kid to bed
    • 9:30pm watch a show with wife or work (freelancing)
    2 points
  • Diederik EenschootenDiederik Eenschooten, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 7:30 — Alarm / shower / breakfast
    • 8:00 — Head to train station
    • 9:00 — Coffee at work
    • 9:00 - 12:30 — Work
    • 12:30 — Lunch
    • 13:00 — Play some Fifa
    • 13:15 - 18:00 — Work
    • 18:30 — Take train back to home
    • 19:15 — Make dinner
    • 20:00 — Play Fifa
    • 22:30 — Sleep
    1 point
  • Evan PEvan P, over 4 years ago
    • 5:45am - Alarm
    • 6:00am - Take my dog out for a walk
    • 6:30am - Shower and get ready for work
    • 7:00am - Leave for work
    • 8:00am (ish) - Pick up breakfast at cafeteria at office and start working
    • 12:00 - Heat up lunch and continue working
    • 4:00pm - Leave work
    • 5:30pm - Arrive home, walk dog, start prepping dinner, errands, exercise, reddit, etc
    • 8:45pm - Wife gets home from school, eat dinner together, watch some TV and catch up with each other
    • 10:30pm - sleep

    I really wish that my commute wasn't such a bear.

    1 point
    • Cameron Moll, over 4 years ago

      Whoa, 90-min commute home? That is a bear indeed.

      0 points
      • Evan PEvan P, over 4 years ago

        Yeah, it seems that people in Dallas can trickle in to work whenever they please, but they all try to leave work at the same time. I tend to stick to surface roads as the toll roads are rife with accidents.

        The commute is a little better if I get to take the train in, but it will still take me 20+ minutes to make it the 5 miles from the train station to my house.

        0 points
  • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 4 years ago

    There should be some sort of schedule accountability network so we can hold each other to our ideal workdays. Mine is often broken before 8:00am, but here's what I've been aiming for:

    • 5:30am Wake up; cold shower (seriously, try it for a couple of days. It'll change your life)
    • 6:00 Read the Bible; pray; journal
    • 7:00 Breakfast
    • 7:30 Write
    • 8:00 Work on side projects
    • 9:00 Work for Fusion (the day job)
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 1:30 Back to work
    • 5:00 Gym
    • 6:30 Dinner
    • 7:00 Work on side projects, or spend time with friends
    • 10:00 Read
    • 11:00 Try to get to sleep, but probably read some more

    I've been slowly trying to turn myself into a morning person. My natural inclination is to work late into the night, so this schedule is often broken by Tuesday. Any suggestions you have for improving my consistency would be welcome; it seems like my willpower is at its lowest early in the morning, when I need to avoid the "snooze" button.

    1 point
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 4 years ago

      I don't think I could ever do a cold shower, especially in the morning. Maybe a hot shower and then end it with moving to cold? '

      1 point
      • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 4 years ago

        The cold showers were awful for the first few days, but enough people recommended them to me that I pushed through. After day 4 or 5 they started to feel great. The shot of adrenaline first thing in the morning really helps set the tone for the day.

        This article is what convinced me to try it, and they even talk about the benefits of starting hot and moving to cold.

        1 point
    • Lasse EriksenLasse Eriksen, over 4 years ago

      Place your alarm away from your bed. This way you can't hit the "snooze" without getting out of bed. I've been a morning person for 2 years now, because of that little trick.

      1 point
    • Kris KimKris Kim, over 4 years ago

      Your daily schedule looks like my dream goal... Especially 6AM one :). I'm curious about what you write in your journal. I need to do the same.

      1 point
      • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 4 years ago

        I've been focused on spiritual growth lately (I'm a practicing Christian... emphasis on the "practicing"), so the journal is mostly thoughts and insights brought up by praying and reading the Bible. It's usually pretty informal... I miss a lot of days, and plenty of my entries are just a sentence or two.

        I've been taking notes when I read nonfiction occasionally, too - I find it helps me to make connections between ideas when I rewrite them in my own voice.

        0 points
  • Lauren WilliamsLauren Williams, over 4 years ago

    Hi guys! Here is my (mostly) daily schedule:

    • 7:30am Alarm #1 + snoozes
    • 8:00am Wake-up, brush teeth, get dressed, gather belongings, etc.
    • 8:35am Leave apartment and get on the subway
    • 9:00am Arrive at work, eat breakfast, read emails, browse DN, etc.
    • 9:30am Start working (I work for an events company in Manhattan)
    • 1pm Lunch
    • 5:30pm Leave work
    • 6:00pm Get back home, go for a jog (I'm a marathoner)
    • 7:30pm Shower, prepare dinner
    • 8:00pm Eat, usually with my boyfriend unless he's working
    • 8:30pm Watch a show or movie, or play a boardgame (we love Catan!) with my boyfriend. If he is working I will do some cleaning or work on some freelance/personal projects
    • 12am Sleep

    I don't have a family to take care of so my schedule is pretty relaxed. It's great to hear how everyone is able to balance their work and personal lives!

    1 point
    • Andrew LeeAndrew Lee, over 4 years ago

      I'm glad someone else is normal and wakes up after 7AM.

      I'm sitting here thinking... "how do all these people wake up so early? Is it just turning into a contest now?"

      +1 8:00AM riser here.

      2 points
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, over 4 years ago
    • 7:00am-ish - 8:30am: Alarm, wake up, shower, making tea
    • 8:30am - noon: Work, check in with team, make calls, conduct interviews, meetings
    • noon - 1pm-ish: Lunch at the nearby Jamaican spot, fresh air and walkin' around
    • 1pm-ish - 3:00pm-ish: Nap #1
    • 3:00pm-ish - 8:00pm: More work, emails, calls
    • 8:00pm - 11:00pm: Personal time (TV, video games, etc.); depending on the night, I may just keep on working.
    • 11:00pm - 2:30am-ish: Nap #2
    • 2:30am-ish - 4:00am-ish: Email, other writing
    • 4:00am-ish - 7:00am-ish: Nap #3

    This changes a lot if I'm in project mode, but generally speaking, this is a regular day without interruptions.

    1 point
  • Yuri VictorYuri Victor, over 4 years ago
    • 10 — Wake up
    • 10 — Coffee > Start work > Check news > Slack scrum
    • 11 — Workout > Shower > Metro
    • 12 — Head into the office
    • 1 — Eat lunch
    • 2 — Core coding time, according to github
    • 5 — Drink a beer > Wind down > Prep for tomorrow
    • 6 — Leave work and do whatever
    • 2 — Sleep
    1 point
  • Autumn WellesAutumn Welles, over 4 years ago
    • 7:30 or 8AM: Wake up. Let the dogs out. Shower (every other day). Brush hair & teeth. Pack lunch. Get dog food ready. Let the dogs back in.
    • 8:30AM: Latest I can leave for work and arrive on time. Commute is 20 minutes by car + 10 minutes walking. Going to experiment with biking one day this week.
    • 9:00AM to Noon: Check email, Basecamp, Forecast. Work on things.
    • Noon to 1PM: Lunch break.
    • 1PM to 6PM: Progressively get less productive as the day wears on.
    • 6PM: Walk & drive home.
    • 6:30PM to 10PM: Let the dogs out. Make & eat a meal. Flex time for house chores, errands, exercise, and hobbies.
    • 10PM-Midnight: Visit the boyfriend (or he visits me). Eat another small meal or snacks. Get ready for bed. Rinse & repeat.

    It's not too different on the days when I work from home. I just wake up later and start my flex time earlier, due to no commute.

    1 point
  • Shaun DonnellyShaun Donnelly, over 4 years ago
    • 7.00 — Alarm
    • 7.10 - 8.00 — Shower & Breakfast
    • 8.00 — Leave the flat
    • 8.40 — Arrive at work / Coffee / Check daily planner (I forget everything I don't write down)
    • 9.00 — Social media & Emails
    • 10.00 - 13.00 — Work
    • 13.00 - 13.30 — Lunch
    • 13.30 - 17.30 — Work
    • 17.30 - 17.45 — Write down tasks for following day
    • 17.45 — Leave work
    • 16.00 - 19.30 — Gym or Football
    • 20.00 — Dinner & Meal prep for following day
    • 21.00 - 22.30 — Personal work / Watch TV / Hang out with flatmates
    • 23.00 (ish) — Bed

    My daily routine is quite rigid due to the 9-5 job but evenings have some room for movement. I'm not going to insult your intelligence and say I have the motivation to get to the gym every day.

    0 points
  • Nick MorrisonNick Morrison, over 4 years ago

    7:35AM - Wake up to the soothing sound of my SleepAlarm and read Yahoo! New Digest or train my brain with Elevate.

    8:30AM - Grind one of the various coffees at my disposal and brew a V60 or Chemex worth of coffee depending on how easily I woke up.

    9:00AM - Begin the work day.

    10:00AM - Start spinning one of my various Rdio playlists to keep up the momentum

    12:00PM - Contemplate eating lunch.

    12:02PM - Decide that it definitely time to eat and cobble something together at home.

    2:05PM - Start the routine drive to school for one of several of my last couple design studios before graduation.

    3:45PM - Leave class for Condesa Coffee to grab a mid-day brew. Ethiopian is my staple.

    5:30PM - Finish up at school and decide what dinner plans are.

    6:30PM - Finally decide what to make for dinner and who to eat it with.

    7:05PM - Start on whatever current school project that is probably due tomorrow.

    9:00PM - Get distracted by personal projects and snacks.

    1:00-3:00AM Set my alarms and immediately fall to sleep.

    0 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 4 years ago
    • 0445 = Cat moves around bed
    • 0530 = Cat moves around bed again
    • 0650 = Alarm
    • 0700 = Shower, etc
    • 0725 = Breakfast, twitter, facebook, world news etc
    • 0805 = Walk to work
    • 0845 = Coffee pickup
    • 0855 = Arrive at office
    • 0900 – 1000 = E-mails, work related news/blogs. Sometimes work.
    • 1000 – 1200 = Work
    • 1200 = usually Chipotle :-)
    • 1220 – 1300 = eat, read more stuff, type comments like this one
    • 1300 – 1530 = Work (head down, headphones on. "Flow" type work)
    • 1530 = optional coffee break
    • 1545 – 1800 = work
    • 1800 = walk home (sometimes via grocery store)
    • 1845 – 1900 arrive home (depends on groceries)
    • 1900 = Jeopardy!
    • 1930 – 2200 = Cooking, chores, internetting, personal projects, video games. This really depends on the day.
    • 2200 = get into bed, usually put a podcast or BBC documentary on iPad
    • 2230 – 2345 = Fall asleep somewhere in here depending on how tied I am.
    0 points
  • Chris PorterChris Porter, over 4 years ago

    Here's my schedule. Note, I don't do everything everyday. Depends on my mood, energy, and who I'm working for at a certain time in my life:

    • 6:30a -- Wake up and run
    • 7:00a -- Shower & Get Dressed
    • 7:30a -- Breakfast & Make Bed
    • 8:00a -- Start work (9-5 office/freelance work at home/freelance work in starbucks)
    • 11:30a - 12:30p -- Lunch
    • 4p - 5p -- Drive home or phone calls
    • 6p -- Reflect and Review
    • 7p -- Side project
    • 8p -- Dinner
    • 8:30p -- Gaming or relax
    • 9:30p -- Leftover freelance work
    • 10:30p -- Meditation
    • 11p - 12a -- Fall sleep period
    0 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 4 years ago
    • 6:30 to 6:45 — Alarm
    • 6:45 to 7:05 — Scrub up
    • 7:05 to 7:30 — Breakfast and lunch prep
    • 7:30 to 8:00 — Personal work / web reading / YouTube
    • 8:00 to 8:30 — Walk to work
    • 8:30 to 9:15 — Personal work / work emails /web reading
    • 9:15 to 12:30 — Work
    • 12:30 to 1:30 — Lunch / personal work / web reading
    • 1:30 to 5:00 — Work
    • 5:00 to 5:30 — Work / web reading
    • 5:30 to 6:00 — Walk home
    • 6:00 to 7:30 — Try to cook and eat something
    • 7:30 to 11:30 — Time with girlfriend or personal work or gaming
    • 11:30 to 6:30 — Sleep

    This is a really strict schedule I'd like to add, I never follow it to the letter. I'm not a robot after all.

    0 points
  • Steve McKinneySteve McKinney, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Not an interesting schedule but here goes

    • 5:00–5:30 alarm (I use the sleep cycle alarm app)
    • 5:30 get ready
    • 6:20 bus to work
    • 7:00–7:10ish walk to work
    • 7:10–7:20 breakfast/personal projects
    • 7:45 work
    • 1:30 lunch
    • 2:30 work
    • 4:20 leave work
    • 5:40 home
    • 6ish food, rest, whatever
    • 9:30–10 bed

    I kind of work round the buses which is why my start/end work times may seem a little odd. I get quite an early bus to avoid sitting in traffic for an extra half an hour.

    0 points
  • Bob WassermannBob Wassermann, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    8:00: Wake up, shower, breakfast

    9:00: Traveling to university, doing work on the bus

    10:30: University, projects

    17:00: Bus back home, either doing work or watching Netflix

    18:30: Dinner

    19:30: Client work/side projects

    01:00/03:00: Sleep, depending on work load

    0 points
  • Matt SchroeterMatt Schroeter, over 4 years ago
    • 6:45am Wake up & shower
    • 7:15am Eat breakfast and read a book
    • 8am Walk to work
    • 8:30am Arrive at work
    • 8:30-10am Catch up on project news/design research/social media
    • 11am Have a light snack
    • 12:30pm Lunch
    • 12:45pm Continue work
    • 2pm Go for a walk/coffee break/writing
    • 3pm Continue work
    • 4pm Have a light snack
    • 5:30pm End work, walk home
    • 6pm Arrive home, work out/go for a run
    • 7:30-8pm Have Dinner
    • 9-10:30pm Read news/read a book/writing/social media
    • 10:30pm Sleep
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  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 6:15, Alarm, stare at phone for an hour
    • 7:15, Shower, get dressed, tame manes
    • 7:45, walk to train, sit in train, walk to work
    • 8:30-6:00, work, work, work.
    • 6:45, get food at local store, or eat somewhere in Sydney's city center
    • 7:15, arrive home, make food, or skip this time slot if I ate in the city
    • 7:45, (eat while) watching some series/films/youtubes
    • 8:15, browse some webs and get in touch with gaming friends
    • 8:30, pwn noobs (32, and still speak like that when it comes to gaming :p)
    • 11:00, sleep (or 1am if I it's Thursday, since I play basketball late)
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  • Kevin XuKevin Xu, over 4 years ago

    I made a site to share stories like these a while back! http://whatdyoudoyesterday.com/

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  • Ray MartinRay Martin, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 8:00 — Alarm
    • 8:15 — Brush teeth, alleviate bodily functions, etc.
    • 8:30 — Meditate, Mobility / Stretching
    • 9:00 — Get ready, Aeropress Coffee
    • 9:30 — Drive to office
    • 10:00 — Check news, social media, dribbble, DN, etc.
    • 10:30 — Projects
    • 1:00 — Lunch
    • 2:00 — Coffee, Projects
    • 6:00 — Head home, eat, usually do some more mobility / stretching if I feel tense
    • 7:30 — Gym / Weight Training ~5x / Week
    • 9:30 — Cook, eat, shower
    • 12:00 — Brush teeth, alleviate bodily functions, etc., Reddit / read
    • 12:45 — Zzzz

    Repeat forever.

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  • Ryan McLaughlinRyan McLaughlin, over 4 years ago

    Man you people get up super early! I work at home so I can at least humblebrag about my schedule. This is a typical weekday:

    • 7:30 or 8:00am alarm
    • Get ready, be online by 8:30am
    • At least two cups of coffee, eat something around 9:00am
    • Lunch whenever I have a break between meetings
    • Work until 2:00 or 3:00pm (office is EST so everything quiets down around then)
    • Gym from 3:00-4:00pm (3x a week)
    • Dinner at 5:00 or 6:00pm
    • Watch TV with wife, chip away at work for a few more hours
    • Bed around 10:00pm or later, depending on workload

    No kids, no commute, and I've learned to say "no" to most side projects at this point, so I have a pretty good work/life balance.

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  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 4 years ago

    6:30am, wife gets ready for work (teacher)

    7:45am my kids and I wake up and have breakfast, i make their lunch

    8:40am, we leave the house and i take them to school

    9:15am or so....i get to work

    9:20am read emails and check messages etc

    9:30am checking out the latest design news and articles

    9:45am work on whatever projects are on the list for the day

    12:00 - lunch....

    1pm continue whatever projects are on the list...

    5pm, head home

    6pm, take kids to martial arts practice

    7pm we have supper

    8pm kids in pajamas, we chillout a bit, read together, or watch a movie on netflix or something...

    9pm - on....either relax with my wife, or go to the gym for a bit...

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  • Jeremy WellsJeremy Wells, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Nothing special...

    • 6:30 AM – Wake up, eat breakfast
    • 7:30 AM – Leave for office
    • 8:00 AM – Work
    • 12:00 PM – Lunch
    • 12:45 PM – Work
    • 4:00 PM – Go to Gym
    • 5:15 PM – Go Home
    • 5:30 PM – Hang out with Family, eat dinner
    • 6:30 PM – Play with kids
    • 9:00 PM – Kids in bed
    • 10:00 PM – Adults in bed
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  • Ewen McCahonEwen McCahon, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 6:00AM Alarm (I have alarms on everything)
    • 6:30AM Shower & Breakfast
    • 7:00AM Out the door
    • 7:15AM Bus to work
    • 8:30AM Arrive at office
    • 9:00AM First tasks arrive in inbox
    • 10:00AM Stand Up
    • 12:00PM Lunch
    • 1:00PM Usually pick up tasks from backlog / high priority
    • 5:00PM Leave office
    • 5:10PM Bus home
    • 6:30PM Arrive home
    • 7:00PM Dinner / family
    • 11:00PM Bed

    I'm usually so exhausted by 11 that I fall pretty much straight asleep. I always feel like shit in the morning though ;P

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  • Victor LVictor L, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    As a high school student... this is my typical day:

    • 6:00 - 6:30 — Alarm
    • 6:40 — Wake up, get dressed, shove breakfast down throat
    • 6:50 — Get on bus, cram on homework and/or tests
    • 7:10 — Arrive at school
    • 7:10 - 2:35 — School (Typical 8 periods/day schedule)
    • 12:56 - 1:24 — School lunch
    • 2:35 — Get on bus, sleep on bus
    • 2:40 — Arrive back home

    From there, my afternoon schedule forks into three different possibilities:

    On a normal day, I can usually squeeze in 6-8 hours of freelance work and get school work done

    • 2:40 - 3:00 — Check the internet
    • 3:00 - 4:00 — Afternoon nap OR robotics OR club meeting OR gym OR sports
    • 4:00 — Client/School work
    • 6:45 — Eat dinner/family stuff
    • 7:00 - 12:00 — Client/School work
    • 12:00 - 12:25 — Shower and hygiene stuff
    • 12:25 - 1:00 - Fall asleep doing school work

    Sometimes I accidentally fall asleep for 9 hours in my afternoon nap, usually because I didn't set an alarm. Sometimes I do it intentionally because I have a meeting with a client across the world. It happens once a month and I hate when it happens. :/

    • 2:40 - 3:00 — Check the internet
    • 3:00 - ? — Afternoon nap that turned into a 9-hour sleep
    • ? - 12:00 — Eat dinner and check the internet
    • 12:00 - ??? — Cram school/client work
    • ??? - ??? — Fall asleep again

    If I feel like working in an office or have a meetup in Center City Philly that night:

    • 2:40 - 3:10 — Check the internet
    • 3:10 — Walk to train
    • 3:20 — Ride the train and freelance on train
    • 3:50 — Walk to office/coworking space
    • 4:00 - 6:30 — Work/freelance from office/coworking space
    • 6:30 - 9:20 — Meetup
    • 9:20 — Walk to train
    • 9:30 — Ride the train and freelance on train
    • 10:10 — Arrive home
    • 10:30 - 12:00 — Client/School work
    • 12:00 - ? — Shower and hygiene stuff
    • ??? - ??? - School work
    • ??? - ??? - Maybe a Skype call
    • ??? — Fall asleep
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  • barry saundersbarry saunders, over 4 years ago
    • 7:00am breakfast
    • 8:00am train to work
    • 9:00am agency standup
    • 9:30am team standup
    • 9:45am project standup
    • 10:00am coffee
    • 10-12am questions, signoff
    • 12:00 lunch and solitude
    • 1-4pm meetings
    • 4-5pm actual work
    • 6:00pm walk dog
    • 7:00pm cook dinner
    • 8:00pm read / video games / movie
    • 10:00pm bed
    • 1:00am finally fall asleep
    • 3:00am wake from stress dream
    • 4:00am fall asleep again
    • 5:00am alarm goes off
    • 5:30am tell myself i need to go for a jog
    • 6:00am decide i actually just need more sleep
    • 6:25am finally fall asleep again
    • 6:30am alarm goes off
    • 7:00am breakfast
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  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    https://youtu.be/0BjGA7Qs75g?t=57s

    (sorry for the worst possible quality)

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  • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 5:30 am Alarm.

    • 6:00 am Backup alarm.

    • 6:40 am – 7:00 am Get out the door and on the road.

    • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Arrive at work (long commute). Call wife and tell her I survived Atlanta's traffic.

    • 10:20 am Morning meeting with the designers, developers, product owners and scrum masters within my department.

    • 12:00 pm Lunch. Check in on wife.

    • 1:00 pm Continue workday.

    • 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm Leave for home.

    • 7:45 pm Arrive home (again...long commute).

    • 8:00 pm Dinner, hang out, chit chat with wife and other family.

    • 9:00 pm Start winding down and head for bed where I'll sit and look at a phone screen for a bit.

    • 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm Lights out.

    Tomorrow – Rinse, wash, repeat.

    My commute is really rough right now. I really love where I work though so it's worth it for now until my wife and I find something closer.

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  • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 4 years ago

    I actually planned out my week on a calendar last night, partly to see what I need to do this week and also to make sure I'm spending my time where I should be.

    • 6:55am Alarm and get out of bed
    • 7-7:40 Shower and dress
    • 7:40-8 Breakfast and reading
    • 8-8:30 Free time
    • 8:30am-12:30pm Work. (I'm remote)
    • 12:30-1:30 Lunch and family
    • 1:30-5:30 Work
    • 5:30-6 Free time. Read. Personal stuff.
    • 6-7 Dinner and cleanup
    • 7-9:30 Family stuff. Weeknight events. Personal time. Sometimes exercise.
    • 9:30-10:30 Resist sleep. Think about all the things I didn't do but want to. Maybe read or work on cool stuff.
    • 10:30-11 Sleep...
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  • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, over 4 years ago
    • 6am to 8: Wake up and fuck around until
    • 8 to 8:30: Shower get dressed for
    • 8:30 to 9: Cycling to work
    • 9 to 12: Working
    • 12 to 1: Lunching
    • 1 to 5: Working
    • 5 to 5:30: Undress relax
    • 5:30 to 10:30: Netflix, Twitch TV, Food and Sex.
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  • Tyler Fowler, over 4 years ago
    • 8:00 -- alarm
    • 8:10 -- snoozed alarm 1
    • 8:15 -- snoozed alarm 2 (change to 5 minute intervals)
    • 8:20 -- snoozed alarm 3 (change back to 10 minute intervals)
    • 8:30 -- at this point my alarm clock stops letting me hit snooze
    • 8:32 -- get an overview of night time emails with groggy eyes
    • 8:34 -- flip on HuffPost Live
    • 8:35 - 9:10 -- shower, get dressed, fight hair monster with pomade
    • 9:10 - 9:50 -- make coffee and watch last night's Jimmy Fallon
    • 10:00 -- roll into the office (I live very close to the office)
    • 10:30 - 6:00 -- development/design work at EyeVerify
    • 6:10 - 7:30 -- side projects/personal work/Coursera classes
    • 7:30 -- make dinner, then make tea, do whatever I feel
    • 10 -- mix a cocktail if I'm feeling saucy, watch an hour long show
    • 11 -- prepare for sleep, wind down by reading
    • 12 - 1 -- toss and/or turn a bit until I fall asleep
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    • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, over 4 years ago

      Thank god I found someone lives like me.

      Everyone here gets up around 6AM :)

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      • Tyler Fowler, over 4 years ago

        Ha! I'd like to get up earlier... but it never seems to happen. I'm on my first year out of school so I'm still on the college schedule a little bit ;)

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  • Dustin SecrestDustin Secrest, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 5:15am Alarm
    • 5:30 Run (or head to gym, depending on the day)
    • 6:15 Shower, Read, Breakfast, Commute to office
    • 7:15-ish Start Work
    • Noon-ish Lunch, games with co-workers
    • 12:45 Back to work
    • 4:00 Commute to the Homefront
    • 5:30 Dinner
    • 6:30 play with kids, oversee chores, read to kids, prepare them for bed
    • 8:00 Spend time with my wife, read, watch tv, prepare for next day
    • 10:00 Sleeeeep
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  • Aaron CalzadoAaron Calzado, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 07:30, alarm + snooze

    • 07:50, wake up, brush teeth, push ups, suit up not really wearing a suit

    • 08:15, bus commute

    • 09:00–09:30, stroll into work my route is so unreliable

    • 09:30–10:00, check daily news, emails, calendar, etc.

    • 10:00–13:00, design, meetings, other work

    • 13:00–14:00, lunch at café or soylent

    • 14:00–18:00, design, meetings, other work

    • 18:00, shutdown and walk to bus or get swole at the gym, then commute home

    • 20:00, cook or order takeout, eat

    • 21:00, recreation, hobbies, reading, Street Fighter, side projects, etc.

    • 02:00, bed time I need to sleep earlier

    Edit: Formatting

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    • Matt Cutt, over 4 years ago

      Thumbs up on a weekly date night, Jonathan. We're not as good as we should be, but we also try to get out each week. Saturday we saw the Sarasota Orchestra together, although it's pretty rare we do something that substantial.

      Regards, Matt Cutt, https://explorequotes.com/

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  • Rowan CavanaghRowan Cavanagh, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • 6.20 – Alarm
    • 6.23 – Alarm
    • 6.26 – Alarm
    • 6.29 – Alarm (yes, three minutes apart)
    • 6.40 – Youngest waltzes in and asks for breakfast
    • 6.50 – Shower, clothes, hair, get the kids doing what they should
    • 8.00 – Bus to work
    • 9.00 – Open MacBook, start work
    • 9.15 – Coffee
    • ~11.00 – Coffee
    • 1.00 – Lunch, play FIFA
    • 2.00 – Back to work
    • 2.15 – Coffee
    • ~3.30 – Coffee
    • 5.30 – Close laptop, go home
    • 5.45 – Bus home
    • 6.45 – Wrangle up the youngest, put him in bed
    • 7.30 – Read with daughter, put her in bed
    • 7.45 – Dinner! Football if there's football on TV, if not watch something else with the girlfriend
    • 9.30 – Personal work
    • ~11.00–1.00 – Fall asleep/go to bed
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  • Tim BowenTim Bowen, over 4 years ago

    Typical weekday schedule for days that feel productive:

    • 5:05am Alarm
    • 5:45 Drive to office, listen to podcasts
    • 6:30 Mediate (using headspace app) and brew tea (from sevencups.com)
    • 7:00 Focus on completing a difficult work task
    • 8:00 Check email, twitter, todoist, slack and begin the workday
    • 10:00 Walk to cafe with notebook for food, coffee & sketching
    • 11:30 Continue workday & meetings
    • 5-5:30 Drive home
    • 6:00 Dinner with wife & two toddlers
    • 7:00 Put our girls to bed
    • 7:30 Relax with wife and/or quick workout
    • 10:00pm-ish Read nook in bed
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  • Elinor HäggElinor Hägg, over 4 years ago

    Setting up a schedule was probably the best thing I've done for my freelancing self. My unorganized mess of tasks often left me paralyzed and apathetic but once I made dedicated room for all of my desired accomplishments I got much more effective and calm.

    • 6 – Wake up, make breakfast, check email, decide 3 MIT:s.
    • 7 – Commute to work, think of nothing
    • 8 – Have one hour developer related learning
    • 9 – Work on developer related MIT:s
    • 11 – Check email and do bundled up small tasks
    • 12 – Lunch + walk
    • 1.30 – Draw a story for leaveastory.com
    • 3 – Work on drawing related MIT:s
    • 6 – Spend time with friends/work out/have dinner
    • 10 – Sleep

    The hardest part is the lunch walk. At least on days like yesterday when it rained sideways.

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  • Ricardo MagalhãesRicardo Magalhães, over 4 years ago

    This is an interesting topic, especially because since I went remote I'm trying to come up with a schedule/routine that gets me a sane and healthy balance between predictability and a little bit of randomness to spice things up.

    With that, I've found that while being remote, it's impossible for me to have ONE schedule... I find myself with at least three: One will include an early morning workout, the other will include a run at the end of the day, and the other will involve going to a co-working space so I can keep the social skills going!

    So typically:

    • 6h00: Wake up and run to the climbing centre
    • 7h00: Climb for a bit more than an hour, take the tube home
    • 9h00: Make a big breakfast (breakfast depends on which kind of day I'm having/will have... so there's no fixed breakfast routine)
    • 9h30: Start working from home
    • 12h30: Make lunch
    • 13h30: Go out and work in a coffeeshop
    • 16h30: Go back home and have a snack
    • 18h00: Finish work; work on personal projects or just read articles/books
    • 19h30: Have dinner
    • 20h30: Work some more for personal projects, learn with tutorials, watch a TV show
    • 23h: Bedtime.

    I find it very hard to automate my routine especially when I can either leave the house at 8am or at 13pm... even breakfast depends on what kind of day I'll be having.

    One thing I noticed from being a remote worker though: staying home for a full day is NOT an option. I feel terrible, both physically and mentally if I don't leave the house for a big walk somewhere during the day.

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  • Cong PhamCong Pham, over 4 years ago

    here's my schedule for my typical day. :)

    • 6:30 - first alarm
    • 7:00 - second alarm and actually getting up time
    • 7:30 - prepare breakfast (I like to eat breakfast at home most of the time, save a great deal of money)
    • 8:00 - get changed, get ready
    • 8:15 - brew my daily coffee
    • 8:30 - out of the house, head to work
    • 8:50 - at work, talk to coworkers or just reading some stuff online
    • 9:00 - work starts. work work work
    • 12:00 - lunch time
    • 12:30 - read a little before work again
    • 1:00 until 5:00 - work
    • 5:00 - 5:30 - work ends at 5 but I'd like to stay a little bit to read stuff on the Internet also avoid the traffic around 4:30-5:00
    • 6:00 - get home, prep dinner, clean up
    • 8:00 - cycling
    • 9:30 - get home, rest a little, take a shower
    • 10:00 - take my dog for a walk
    • 10:30 - night reading
    • 11:00 - watch movies or TV shows
    • midnight or 1ish - bed time
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  • George PapadakisGeorge Papadakis, over 4 years ago
    • 23:00 - 04-30 Wake up sporadically and keep notes or ideas (yeah)
    • 04:30 Wake up & have some fun with the son (after feeding him) until
    • 06:00 Sending first bunch of e-mails
    • 06:30 Fun with the kid, breakfast until
    • 09:00 Off to work (usually driving there)
    • 13:00 Launch
    • 15:00 - 17:30 Period usually reserved for meetings and conferences
    • 18:30 Hitting the gym for a couple minutes
    • 19:00 Back home
    • 19:10 - 21:00 Fun with the kid
    • 21:00 Show, food, some rest
    • 22:00 Movie or Series
    • 23:00 Sleep
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  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 4 years ago

    Wow, how do you guys go to bed so early? I'm not even IN bed until 1am and then I read for at least 30 minutes.

    I guess I'm just used to surviving on 5-7 hours of sleep, probably not good for me.

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  • John HowardJohn Howard, over 4 years ago

    9 - Wakeup and get 5-month old son to pass off to gammy (my mom haha) 10:30 - Go to my office 12 - Lunch 1 - Work 3:45 - Head home to watch my son 5:15 - Hand son off to my wife

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  • Ryan MurphyRyan Murphy, over 4 years ago

    Mine:

    • 6:40am Alarm
    • 7:00am Alarm 2
    • 7:10am Shower
    • 8:00am Catch Bus to Work
    • 9:00a Office & Breakfast
    • 9:10am Work away
    • 12:15pm Lunch
    • 13:00pm Work Away
    • 6:00pm Commute home
    • 7:00pm Cook & Eat
    • 8:30pm Chill *10:30pm Sleep
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  • Ragnar FreyrRagnar Freyr, over 4 years ago

    So much fun to see everyone's schedule and how different they are. Thanks for sharing. :)

    I decided to write about my schedule in a bit more detail on my blog: http://www.createmake.com/post/115302039030/what-is-your-daily-schedule

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