I’ve been fascinated with day or week in the life videos on Youtube. And if you don’t know what these videos or blog articles are, it’s where you share your daily or weekly routine of your regular life ~ super casual. That’s what sparked this post ~ a day in the life of a full-time content marketer living in Austin, TX.
Here’s a regular “day in the life” in my life
I have a strict routine. I love to have routines and I feel out of it if something gets off track. So here’s what I do pretty much every morning and evening (even on the weekends).
5:00-5:30 am: I wake up, brush my teeth, make my bed, and switch out of my PJs.
I like to wake up super early in the morning to get ahead at work and have a little time to spare for my side hustles. Getting up this early makes me feel on top of the world and ahead of anyone else. It’s quiet and peaceful to carry out this routine.
5:30-6:00 am: Make and eat breakfast and coffee.
This is the time I spend to make my breakfast, eat it in silence, and make my coffee to take back to my room. I normally like to fill up my full water bottle and head back to my room with a water and coffee in hand.
6:00-8:00 am: I read one chapter of a book, journal, create a to-do list, and work on my side hustle for a bit.
Once I get settled back in my room, I sit at my desk and read a chapter of a book. I like to read in the morning to ensure that I actually read. If I don’t, I will keep pushing it off throughout the day. After that, I will manifest journal (update on this soon), and write out my side hustle to dos. If I have time, I like to get started on some tasks for my blog, youtube channel, and Instagram before logging onto work.
8:00-12:00 pm: Log on to my day job and get to business.
Once the clock strikes 8:00 am, I log onto my full-time job’s emails and start getting into focus. I normally start off checking my emails. Once those are tended to, I check my to-do list to see what projects I need to check off for the day.
After lunch, I get back to business on my full-time job. Once I’ve completed all my regular to-dos, I will get started on my side hustle once again. As always, this depends on the week and how long I end up working.
12:00-1:00 pm: Log off work for lunch.
Depending on the day, I like to take my lunch at around 12:00 pm. Anytime I’m eating, I try my hardest to eat in the kitchen without a phone or anything else. Eating lunch normally takes me 15-30 minutes, so the rest of my time is spent relaxing or on my side hustle.
1:00-5:00 to 7:00 pm: Wrap up my 8-5 job.
Some weeks are busier than others “in” the office. Depending on the week, I will log off at around 5:00 pm, but sometimes completing tasks takes me a little longer than normal. I try to log off at 7:00 pm the latest if push comes to shove.
7:00 pm: Get ready for a home workout.
Ever since spending more time at home, I’ve really started to like at-home workouts. I will create my own workout, look up a youtube video, or follow a workout program. To see what workouts I like the best, check out my post on why I canceled my gym membership.
7:00-9:00 pm: Side hustle work, work, and work.
Honestly, some days, I will work before my workout ~ it just depends on the day. But, during the week, I will work on my side hustle after I log off work. This could be creating blog outlines, checking on my blog vitals, posting on my Instagram, or editing videos. When my podcast is in season, I will also work on vetting guests, creating transcripts, and so much more.
9 or 10:00 pm: Start winding down, shower, and get into bed.
Once it gets a little later, I like to follow out my bedtime routine. This normally consists of showering, dry brushing, brush my teeth, and get into bed. Depending on how late it is I will check my Instagram or watch Netflix. It’s a bad habit to check my phone before bed and watch Netflix, but I just CAN’T help it.
I’m a big lover of routines. I like to have a strict morning and night routine to set my day. Personally, my routines help me stay productive and help transition between tasks while working from home (out of my room). If you think it could do the same for you, curate your own morning and night routines.