The typical Becca wakes up at about 5a.m every morning and goes back to bed between 12 and 1 a.m. Aside unforeseen activities at work, i make a list of events to keep my day organized – anyone close to me understands that i have to keep track of every single thing I do in a day by writing them out – first thing in the morning (my typical routine).
There was a time i created a time table but realized that my work is not as flexible, therefore, i resorted to writing out a to-do list everyday.
This is what my to-do list looks like:
- Call Simi Gold
- Write article on “a new Nigeria”
- Finish up script
- Blog etc.
With this, i keep track of things i need to finish up, and at some point i created a checklist – “daily checklist and weekly checklist’. – With this, I make a daily /weekly review (based on the number of ticks and analysis) of my activities and accomplishments. ( see
an old sample below).
Although, I discovered that my schedule changes each time something significant comes up, i.e, change of work. But irrespective of what happens, i always follow a routine.
Anyways, i woke up at 5:30 a.m this morning.
- 5:30 a.m – Prayers
- 6:05 a.m – 6:40 a.m – Gym (My friend and I started visiting the gym again after i left it for a skipping rope some months back)
- 6:40 – 7: 30 a.m – Breakfast / Left for work
So, on my way to work, I boarded a Tricycle (Keke napep/maruwa) as usual but what wasn’t usual, was the Tricyclist’s politeness even to the point of blasting some old lovely music which i danced to.
On arrival, i gave him #500 naira note, expecting #450 but also thought of giving out an extra #50 because he drove me all alone in the cold (there was no single passenger on our way). The Tricyclist gave me #300 instead, saying “I no get change o. Make we call am drop sef. Sebi na only you i carry“. I thought it was a joke until he made me understand that he has no other money on him, – long story short, i ended up paying #200 for the music and other services.
- 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m – At work
- 4:30 p.m – closed from work (quite early – Did i mention that i close when the cases on ground are well sorted? Yes! That’s when i leave for my abode. I’ll write about my work someday. Wait for it!
- 5:00 p.m – time of publication – blogging
Finally, i get to fix my to-do list in-between breaks at work and before i go to bed each night. My day went well despite all that went down. My routine however, continues till bed time.
How was your day today?