Wrestling With My Routine

For about the last week, I’ve been adjusting my daily routine and I’ve been struggling to decide which is the optimal time to complete my work.

At night, I can squeeze in more time and work but it seems like the work isn’t as good as the morning because there are moments when I almost fall asleep at my computer. I think I need to start making a cup of tea after the kids go to bed and gut it out. If I start around 10pm, I can get 2 or 3 hours of work done a night.

In the morning, I can tell myself to wake up at a certain time but actually doing it is another thing. The most I can get done in the morning is an hour, maybe two if I hustle. That means I need to go to bed right right my kids go to bed which is around 9:30, get about 6 hours sleep, and wake up around 4 or 4:30. After my morning work goals, I eat breakfast, shower, and get dressed to leave for work by 7:00. It’s a tight schedule.

I think I know what I need to accomplish but neither situation is optimal. I need to drink some caffeine and get a handle on my nightly side hustle work sessions, so I can accomplish what needs to be done and free up my mornings to relax, eat a healthy breakfast, prepare for the day.