A Day in the Life: How I Make Time for Important Tasks

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Working full-time and going to grad school isn't necessarily the most relaxing way to live. Not to mention I recently switched into a role at the university I work at. So not only am I learning in the classroom, I'm also becoming acclimated to new job tasks and a new work environment. While life can definitely be hectic with work, school (and therefore lots of assignments), spending time with the hubby, and getting in enough sleep to actually function - it's so very important to take time to focus on my personal well-being.

So how do I make time to for me while also getting everything else done?

The short answer: time management.

Let's walk through my "average" weekday.


6:15 - 6:30  Wake up and get ready. Getting ready consists of brushing my teeth and hair, washing my face, and getting dressed (pre-sorted outfits I put together over the weekend for the week).

6:30 Head out. 99% I'm bad and grab breakfast and coffee on the way to work.

7:15 - 7:30 Arrive at work.

7:30 - 11:45 Work things - this varies. Right now, I'm doing a lot of training and learning, but I'll see be starting full-blown appointments with students in a few weeks.

11:45 Get ready for activity.

12:00 Get in some activity for 45 minutes to an hour, whether yoga, taking a walk outside, etc. I usually do low intensity activities, so I don't get too super sweaty. But I use my activity tracker to track my miles, calories, etc.

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1:00 Eat something quick and delicious at my desk, like Frontera meals which can be found at your local Kroger. My favorites are the barbacoa taco bowl (tender roasted beer, slow cooked with acho, guajillo and chipotle chiles) and the tinga taco bowl (seasoned, roasted tomatoes, chipotle chile, and slow-simmered chicken), but there are a variety of flavors to choose from. Frontera meals are premium meals with authentic Mexican flavor. These meals are great as is, or throw them into tortillas for a few quick tacos! To save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Frontera meal, click here to download this super cool deal before it's gone!

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1:30 - 5:00 Get back into that work flow. If it's Thursday I check my email, then leave for class at 2:00 until 5:00.

5:00 Head home.

5:45 Arrive home. Read or watch tv for a bit alone - whatever I'm feeling.

6:45 Start dinner, then eat and watch tv and hang out with the hubby and kitty.

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9:00 Work on school assignments, if I have any. Usually the hubby goes to bed around 9/9:30, so I get in school assignments so I won't have any distractions. If I don't have homework, I usually read for pleasure for a while.

10:30 Take a quick shower, then head to bed. 


What do I do on my weekends, you ask? Sleep. A lot. I get by knowing that I won't be taking classes next summer, I'll be through with my courses in the next few semesters, and I'll have a master's degree before too long. While Andre and I definitely adventure from time to time and we spend a lot of time together, our weekends are usually chill and full of a whole lot of nothing.



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Don't forget to stop by your local Kroger and grab some Frontera meals for yourself. You can find them on the frozen food aisle in the single meals section - don't forget to use the coupon below for $1.00 off one meal.






How do you make sure to make time for the things you've got to do every day?










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6 comments

  1. I LOVE barbacoa and this taco bowl sounds SO good!

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    1. Honestly, it was so yummy. It definitely didn't taste like a frozen meal. I really enjoyed it. :)

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  2. Mannnn, you get a lot done in a day! I'm lucky if I wake up by 8am. Womp.

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    1. Seriously, though. I hate waking up early. I literally just got back from a four-day weekend and I already need another break.

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  3. Oh I always love reading these day in the life. fun post!

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