This is an extremely long overdue post which I mentioned last year I’ll be doing when I did the day in my life post on my typical day. That post involves going out and since there are also typical days when I don’t go out, I thought of doing another day in my life post on a stay home day.
Finally here’s the stay home day in my life post but this day turned out to be different from what I originally thought so that means I’ll be doing another stay home day in my life post. Hopefully that post won’t come a year later again.
10.30am: I finally got out of bed after I’ve woken up and lazed a little. The time I wake up varies between 8-11am but on the day I documented this day in my life, I woke up at 10.30am.
The routine is standard no matter what time I wake up and this has been my waking up routine for years. I’ll go straight to the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face. Then I’ll go back to my bedroom to put on my glasses. Sometimes I’ll make my bed.
After that, I’ll go to the kitchen to get a cup of water and relax on the couch in the living room while I drink my first cup of water of the day. This is the time I’ll look at my phone, scroll through social media and check my messages.
11am: It’s breakfast time. What I eat varies but on the day I was documenting it, I had oatmeal which is what I mostly have for breakfast.
11.30am: Even with the cup of water, looking at my phone and breakfast, I still don’t feel fully awake because what truly sets the start of the day is coffee. This is the time I’ll have my daily dose of coffee while I relax on the couch and read. Coffee time is also my reading time.
12 noon: Finally I’m ready to get my day going although it’s already afternoon. For me, an afternoon is usually enough to get most of what I’ve planned done but I didn’t have much planned on the day I was documenting this day in my life, so it turned out to be more of a chill day which was different from what I originally thought.
So I’m thinking I’ll do another day in my life for a busier stay home day because everyday is different. Some days are hectic and some days are more relaxing.
I’ll start off with diffusing an essential oil before checking my journal to see what I’ve planned for the day and as I’ve mentioned above, on this day I didn’t have much planned. After that, I’ll turn on my computer and work on my blog and it’s related tasks. I try as much as possible to plan something everyday relating to my blog.
I’ll usually be on the computer for about 2 hours but since I didn’t have much planned, I got what I wanted to do quite quickly. So I ended up spending the rest of the time tidying my room and rearranging my things.
2.30pm: At this time I’ll have lunch. What I eat varies but on this day I had instant soup with crushed noodles which I know is not healthy. At least my breakfast was healthy and my dinner would be healthy.
While I have my lunch, I like to watch videos on YouTube. Actually for most of my meals, I’ll watch videos while eating.
4pm: I’ll always have 2 cups of coffee or tea a day. One is of course my morning dose of coffee and the other will be in the mid afternoon. Usually I’ll have tea but sometimes it’s a second cup of coffee. On this day, I decided to have green tea.
If I have plans to work on using the computer, this is the time I’ll continue working on them. Since I didn’t have much planned and have completed what I wanted to do earlier in the day, I spent this time journaling and reading.
6.30pm: This is my household chores time. On days when I have chores planned to do, this is the time I’ll get them done. On this day, I had one chore in my agenda which was mopping the floor. Mopping is a perspiring chore, so I’ll relax on the couch with a cup of water after I’m done before going to shower.
7.30pm: Dinner will usually be ready for me after I’ve showered. By ready for me, it means my mom is home from work and have bought dinner for us. We usually have takeaway dinner that my mom will buy on the way home from work but sometimes I’ll buy if I happen to be out at close to dinner time.
I’ve mentioned above that I like to watch videos on YouTube while I have my meals but for dinner, I’ll always watch television because shows that I fancy are always on in the evening. Unless there are no shows that attracts me, then I’ll watch videos.
Even after I’ve finished eating, I’ll continue to watch television unless there are no shows that I like. On this day, there are shows that have me watching until 10pm.
10pm: Should there be plans to work on using the computer, this is the time I’ll continue to try and complete my agenda. For this chill day with no plans, I spent the time colouring.
11.30pm: It’s almost midnight and it’s time to wind down. My routine to end the day starts with journaling, writing down any thoughts that I have to clear my mind, ticking off my completed plans, sometimes crossing plans that wasn’t done and scheduling it for another day. After that, I’ll brush my teeth and do my night skincare. Then I’ll diffuse an essential oil, lay in bed and be on my phone which I know is recommended to avoid before bed but it’s not a problem for me to be on my phone before bed since it doesn’t affect my sleep.
1am: It’s finally lights out after I’m done with my routine and have enough of scrolling through apps on my phone. My actual turning off the lights and going to bed time varies but usually it’s between 1am to 2.30am.
So that is my chill stay at home day which I didn’t expect to be so fulfilling. Despite having little plans, I still felt productive. Probably cause I did quite a few therapeutic things, colouring, reading, diffusing essential oils and kept my day fully occupied which is what I’ve been trying to do.
This is the type of day that would have got me overthinking and get into a depressive slump. I just wrote a post about how to stop overthinking and stop being depressive. One of my ways was to stay occupied and I’m so proud that I’m putting my ways into practice.