Starting Earlier

February 23, 2009 at 12:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Since beginning my at-home employment I have been pretty good about starting the work day at 8:00am every morning. Lately, however, I have noticed that even though my backside may be in the chair at 8—or soon thereafter—I often didn’t become productive on paying, work-related activities until as late as 10. This weekend I vowed to change that.

Today I crawled out of bed at 6:15 and I was in the office at 6:20. I am going to get all of my “miscellaneous” activities—blogging, filtering through my RSS feeds, reading the news—done, head upstairs for breakfast with the fam, and then be back here to start “real” work around 8. Hopefully that will open up a little time mid-day for working out in anticipation of the spring soccer season, which is quickly approaching. I always feel better when I am more fit, so I expect exercise to help me increase my productivity a bit. Assuming it doesn’t just make me want to take a nap.

The point of all of this is to increase the number of billable hours I work to help increase our savings rate. We hope to have a big expense later this year, circumstances willing. But more on that some other time.

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Fletch February 23, 2009 at 1:45pm

I hope everything for your big expense this year works out for you!

Gene February 23, 2009 at 2:34pm

Way to go on your journey toward productivity.

Buffmeat February 23, 2009 at 4:05pm

I Freelance as well and had to do the same.  I was blowing things off and then working til midnight.  I even went as far as scheduling a Monday morning meeting, which even with just me I tried to avoid grin

But basically I would white board out my week and try to stay on task, shutting down at 5pm.

Best of Luck!

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