This week’s topic is how we schedule our working week.
Well, I think I’ll give you an example from when I worked as a medical secretary, and also an idea of what I do now.
In 2002 I would get up at 05:10 and jog around the village for half an hour, before leaving for work at 06:30. After arriving at the hospital I would then start typing letters around 07:20 and not counting a half hour lunch break, carry on typing until 3pm. Then it would be a half hour drive home to start preparing the evening meal, sorting out my sons with their homework, and doing any household jobs. I did this for years!
Now I’m retired. I get up when I want to and have a nice 40 minute walk around the village about 08:30, acknowledging anybody I see and generally enjoying the early morning quietness. Then I return home, make a cup of tea and start checking my social media sites for a couple of hours. I’ll then have another walk or do some gardening, and in the afternoon I like to write blogs or continue with whatever novel I’m working on. I like having no deadline to work to, and I’m lucky enough to enjoy a stress- free life. If I don’t fancy doing any writing, then I’ll read or find something else to do.
All I can say, is that I’m really enjoying being retired and having no schedule!
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