Lockdown has changed a typical day for me, mostly for the better I think. I used to leave the house at 6:30 am to get to a project site and usually did not return until after 6:30 pm. Once home I used to head straight back out to training. Lockdown meant an end to the 1 hour 10-minute commute and a rethink of where I can fit my training in. I now have a personal training session at lunchtime and couldn’t imagine life without it now!
Back to a typical day in the “new normal”
I wake up at – 5:30 – 6:00am
The first thing I do is – Make coffee. It has to be Kickback Coffee too. They are an amazing local coffee roaster and I love to pop up to their shop for a brew and to grab a bag of coffee for home. https://www.kickbackcoffee.co.uk/
Before work I like to – Drink coffee obviously and I also train 2-3 times a week before work. Sometimes I have a catch up with old friends over a brew.
I start work at – Any time between 8am and 9am depending on what I have on that day or if we are having a team brief and catchup over Zoom
Three things always on my desk – A drink, water and a brew. Working set up including laptop riser, keyboard and mouse. Post It notes.
Typical morning tasks – I like to review emails and do any of the general admin tasks first. It helps me get into work mode and I always feel more productive.
For lunch I usually eat – Meat with veg. I need a decent meal with protein especially if I have had a pre-lunch training session with my personal trainer Vikki Thomas. She never makes it easy for me as you can see from the photos. You can check Vikki out here https://www.facebook.com/vikkihaleythomas/
From my desk I can see – The back garden or the kitchen wall.
The best bit about what I do is – I love collaborating with other people. Not just people in the Kan Do team but on projects and other businesses. I love making things happen being productive.
Typical afternoon tasks – In the afternoon it’s mostly meetings (virtual) and phone calls. All my deadlines seem to be towrds the end of the day so I am usually at my busiest checking what planned activities are happening and re-planning them if things haven’t gone to plan.
Before I finish work – I like to catch up with the team and review my tasks for the next day. If there is something quick I can deal with it or leave until the next day. I am a fine procrastinator, especially if there isn’t a brew in my hand. I am detecting a strong brew theme to my days.
After work I like to – Train, cook a family meal, and eat as a family. The benefits of not communing right now are that I have more time to do this and the work-life balance is good.