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If you have ever wanted to know what my daily routine looks like, this is the episode for you. I am bringing you along a journey of what, typically, my days look like most of the time. Of course, every day is different and things do come up. And I am also not a super strict schedule type of person. Hence why this is called a routine, not my schedule.
This episode is not about showing you ALL the things I do as a means of saying “you need to do more” or “if I can do it so can you” because I don’t really believe that.
The purpose of this episode is to:
- Share a little more about my world here in rural Nevada
- be transparent about the good days and the hard days
- For you to take whatever kind of value you see fit from it
Working From Home With An 8 Month Old
Working from home with an almost 9 month old baby has presented itself as quite the challenge. Honestly, I have cried a lot. There are days where I am so stressed out feeling all the imposter syndrome. I have wondered what the heck my purpose is about 100 times. Not to mention the 500 other emotions that run through my body in a single day.
I also feel like I need to be clear that I used to be a very structured person. Living for routines and consistency. Now? I am in survival mode.
So when you listen to this, whether you think I do too much or not enough, just do yourself a favor and do not compare your life to mine. We are all walking very different paths.
Instead ask yourself:
- What does your current season look like? Are you in a transition, and need grace? Are you in a place where you have opportunity to hustle and grind out work? What kind of boundaries do you need to set or yourself in this phase of life?
- What do you want to implement more of and less of in YOUR life?
- family time
- what are your priorities right now?
- My new reality 9 months in:
- nothing is fast
- I have let go of a lot
- my mindset is better than it was in the beginning
- Stetson is crawling now and very busy
- Talking of another baby
5:30am – Wake Up And Begin My Daily Routine For The Morning
- Make Tyler’s breakfast and lunch + smoothie
- get him out the door by 6:30 ish
6:30-7:30am – Devotional / Quiet Time
- Bible study
- sometimes just scrolling on my phone
- Get myself ready
- Feed horses
8-8:30am – Stetson Wakes Up
- Scroll on my phone or read emails / respond to comments
- Stetson plays
- Start my work day
- any small to do’s
- breakfast for both of us, usually eggs
- Light work
- tasks I can do that noise won’t be a distraction
- Stetson plays
- Stetson goes down for his first nap (2 hours after waking up)
11am – 12pm
- Deep work while Stetson sleeps
- record podcasts / videos / meetings
12pm – Lunch
- Stetson is up and I feed us both something for lunch
12:30 – 2:30pm
- Light work
- House work
- Stetson plays
- Sometimes we go outside and I dont work at all
- Stetson goes down for a nap
3pm – 4:30pm
- More deep work if I am feeling good
- Sometimes my afternoon slump kicks in and I need to do something else so I do laundry or even just go work in a different room with fresh air
- Start getting ready for dinner
- Stetson gets fussy in this time frame so I am usually all hands on with him
- Tyler comes come
- He gets time with Stetson
7:30-8pm – Stetson goes to bed
- watch a show or movie with Tyler
- work from the couch
9pm – We go to bed
- I am usually wired until about 10pm but I prioritize going to bed togther
- Tyler falls asleep first
- I sometimes go right to sleep, sometimes I scroll my phone (I know its bad)
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I'm Sarah Elrod
I'm a Cowgirl turned serial entrepreneur.
I'm a horse trainer, western wedding photographer, business coach and ranch wife.
I help women in the western industry grow thriving businesses from rural America.
When I am not strategizing new marketing tactics, you will find me riding my horses, cuddling my cattle dog, or kissing my hot husband.
There is also a good chance I am buying way too many outfits from western boutiques.
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