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  • Devon Dunlap

    I've been transitioning from a crazy job with no constant schedule and long hours, to working at home - it's been quite tough to implement a routine after not having the luxury of one for several years! But I love the suggestions to start early, and allow time for breaks and extended periods of outdoor activity throughout the day.

    • Hillary Newman

      Devon, hi! I saw a bunch of Archer girls last night, and thought about how we should all get together again.

      Back to the post - totally agree. Breaks and getting outside are essential!

  • Joy Lin

    I'm just about to transition from a 9-5 to an independent contractor work-from-home gig! Can't wait to apply some of these tips

  • Tanner C

    Glad to see this article make the rounds!

    • Hillary Newman

      Right? Such a good reminder to make your mornings work for you.

  • Meta Antolin

    I have a day job now, but when I was strictly working and living off of my design business, my routhine included walking my young son to his school (a short 2 blocks away) riding my bike for an hour along Lake Ontario on Toronto's Martin Goodman Trail. When I got back to the office, which was my living room, I made my morning latte, bagel with salmon cream cheese and by 9:30 was at work. They were glorious and creative days.

    • Hillary Newman

      That sounds like a really solid way to start each day, at least Monday through Friday. Are you able to incorporate any of that into your mornings now?

      • Meta Antolin

        Now I live on the shores of Great Slave Lake. I had my bed built up high so I can see the water from my window when I first wake up, orthe Northern Lights when I pack it in for the night. Either way, the sky and the water are a big part of my daily routine as I stand at the water's edge before walking up the hill to my job and when I get home as well. The morning ritual still includes preparing my latte and bagel here at home, then the walk and I eat it at my desk at work. I love my rituals.

    • Hillary Newman

      It's a start! And I think it's great that you get outside every morning. If you could integrate something else into your morning routine, what would it be? My mornings aren't very creative, but I like starting my day with a workout, tea and breakfast, and time to check my emails. By the end of my routine, I feel away and ready to conquer the day.