For those of you that have read some of my previous blogs, you have probably started to get to know me a little more through my posts about Why I became a Planner, my lovely Frenchie Coco and my perspective on living in London. So, to continue learning about me, I thought that I would give you a bit of insight into a Day in my Life!
If any of you reading are Planners or work within the event industry, you will already know that no two days are alike and everything always changes at the last minute! But I will do my best to describe a typical day for me.
I live in central London with my Fiancé and our dog Coco (who you may already have read about in my previous blogs). A typical day, when I’m in London at home (I say this because I am often traveling for both pleasure and work) starts with my alarm setting off at 6:30am. I have to admit that I am a snoozer. I tend to snooze once, maximum twice, before having the strength to venture out of bed. I then tend to perch on the toilet for way longer than I would need, going through the news and my emails, which only works if I wake up earlier than Antonio (aka Fiancé). I then am quite a quick bathroom person: teeth, face, deodorant and then make-up and put my hair up into a pony tail. DONE! I then go downstairs to my dressing room (yes Ladies, I have a bag and shoe wall) and pick out my outfit and accessories for the day. Once I’m dressed, I run down to the Kitchen, grab my breakfast essentials (this varies between a bowl of Rice Krispies, scrambled eggs or Nutella toast!) and sit myself in the lounge to watch the morning news for 20minutes. Then, depending on what day it is, I either go to Barre class (I have three a week) or get straight to work (again this could be a meeting outside, working at a client’s place or going upstairs to my study).
Workwise, every single day is different, they are generally made up of coffee or lunch meetings with potential suppliers or clients, endless hours answering emails, and work on current events, weddings, styled shoots, etc. If I don’t have a planned lunch meeting, I will generally whip up a soup if I have time or order from my favourite places on Deliveroo and ALWAYS take an actual lunch break. I never used to when I was younger, but in recent years, I have noticed how much more productive I am later on in the day, if I actually take time for myself and eat properly. I will often sneakily fit in an episode of the series that I am watching at the time whilst I eat, in order to completely empty my mind from work.
Afternoons are generally spent the same as mornings, either out at meetings or at home working. However, I always try to attend museums and temporary exhibitions. These aren’t just enriching for me, but they can sometimes inspire me for an upcoming event, mood board or for future reference. It’s so important to always be kept aware of what is going on, just like trend-spotting. My evenings are very varied, some evenings I go to my boxing classes (which I can only but recommend as a great way to work out and get rid of any frustration that you may have building up), others I go for drinks and dinner with friends or family and others we enjoy spending quality time the three of us with a takeaway and a good film.
I always finish my days with a boiling hot bath with a bath bomb which puts me in the best mood to have a good nights rest. I am tend to always be in bed by 10pm at the latest, start to watch something on TV and then drift into sleep.
So there you have it, a Day in my Life. I think that the most important thing is to find what works for you, and that if you do work for yourself to be strict enough that you actually stick to your daily checklist.