A day in the life of an artist and solo-entrepreneur; lots of coffee
Working from home looks different for everyone. Some people have strict schedules. Other work when they feel like it.
There are no wrong or right ways, only the way that works best for you.
I love seeing how other people fill in their day working from home and how they handle everyday problems.
So I wanted to share a day in the life of me as an artist and creative solo-entrepreneur.
This is a description of a day on which my planning would be perfect and I did not have to go anywhere. This is obviously not the case every day, that would be boring.
9:00 rise and shine
I wake up and check my email and social media while laying in my bed. Not the most productive habit but I love seeing people’s comments and reactions as a positive start of the day.
I try to react to any comments and emails and then I make a list of things I have to do that day.
Lastly, I prioritise this list so I can do my most important things first!
10:00 Coffee time!
I get out of bed and put one some clothes and then I proceed down stair for a good cup of coffee. While I brew this coffee I like to Surf around some more.
Pinterest and Tumblr are definitely my guilty pleasures, but I also try to do some social media managing if I can.
10:30 real business time
Business time for me looks like a lot of writing for my blog and trying to manage multiple bigger projects. At the moment I spend time on my Society6 shop and an online class at the same time!
And there are many other exciting things coming.
Sometimes I also need to work on commissions and such in this time! I like to work on my more official work first before I start to go on to personal work. I try to stretch every 30 minutes, but I’m often to immersed into work to really remember. While drawing, I like to watch some video’s or listen to music.
12:00 More coffee and lunch!
Around 12:00 I go downstairs again to make coffee and make lunch! I love making delicious lunches like tuna wraps. When I sit down and eat for lunch I try to really make that my break so I try to not be online then.
I often fail because I feel the need to write something or edit a photo, but I have good intentions.
13:00 Painting and business
My afternoons really depend on what has to get done. If I have no really jobs laying around then this will be my painting and draw time.
This is also the perfect time for the light in my room to take pictures.
15:00 Breaks, breaks, and breaks
I need my breaks. Especially if I have spent my afternoon just working. I think relaxing makes the rest of the day a lot more productive.
If you are feeling stressed by being an entrepreneur, found a wonderful post on how not to.
16:00 back to business.
Last business time opportunities around this time. I like to keep my workdays obvious. This way I’m more likely to relax in the evening and have a good night sleep.
17:30 Dinner time
Delicious dinner is usually served at this time. It is one of my favourite times of the day because I get to sit and talk with my family over gorgeous food.
After dinner and coffee, me and my mother like to take a walk. Not only is walking extremely healthy, in summer we also get to walk through the woods. I love nature and mostly woods, so this is amazing for me every single time!
19:30 drawing and painting
After my walk, I usually spend the evening either with drawing and painting often digitally or I read and surf the internet. I’m really trying to get my reading on again.
I love books and reading and now that drawing is part of my “job” I like would like to use reading as my hobby and form of relaxation.
I usually keep going until I’m tired and then it is bedtime.
Granted, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but I think it is a day full of thing that I love. That might be one of the best things about working from home. The bad thing about working from home is staying productive and I do have a post with 3 tips on how to do that.