-lack a sense of community
-changes in schedule and daily planning from your normal daily work setting -more easily distracted
-difficulty to manage and maintain accountability
Here you set up each day/week in advance and plan your day. You run the day, not the other way around. Some of you that may have meetings pop up at a moment’s notice, or work internationally(time zone difficulties) may need to work a little extra to get this option set up well.
7a- wake up
7:15-7:45a- shower, morning rituals, etc.
7:45-8:15a- breakfast, reading
8:15-10a- Complete any tasks left from yesterday, work on unreturned emails
11:30-1p- Work meetings, creative time, etc
You get the gist of it. Create blocks. Some of your scheduled times will be “non negotiable”, meaning that only a family emergency will take you away from what you have planned. You should also include, break time to take a walk outside, meals/snacks, family time and when your workday ends.
This is what I prefer. If you know anything about me, it’s that I have “sticky notes” all over the place. Including using one for my “to do” list for each day. I prefer this way at it allows me some flexibility. The night before, I make a list of what I need “to do”. Some days it’s 3 things, others it’s 9. Everything from meetings, to calls, to a random trip to Target for cat food is on that list. Here’s my secret, each day my list has 1-2 things that MUST get done! If those things get done, and the others don’t, it’s a successful day. Then I move the remaining tasks onto my list for the following day. Each day, I repeat this exercise. Even on the weekends depending on what I need to get done. I’m sure there are apps by now that’ll do the same thing, but I just enjoy the feeling of success after throwing out a little 2×2 “sticky note when it’s completed too much to change.