I'm discovering that having this much flexibility and freedom can be both fun and dangerous. I'm used to having a very defined routine, a rat-race type of daily schedule for 15 years: wake up at 6:30 am, eat breakfast, kiss my wife, daughters and, now, Dorito. Drive to the office just in time for that first meeting at 8:30am, then have lunch at 12:00 (Tuesdays - quesadilla, Wednesday - Greek food, Fridays - pizza), followed by more meetings, answer 150 e-mails and drive back home at 6:30 PM for dinner. Now I find myself with this blank piece of paper that is my daily schedule where Mondays are not very different from Wednesdays (except that it's the day they sweep the street) and, like a kid in a candy store, I'm facing all these options and I don't know what to pick first.
Should I eat breakfast then exercise and then e-mail, or exercise first? Should I schedule my meetings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and not in the afternoon? Should I go to yoga, Pilates, spinning, or all of the above? Should I just work in my pajamas for 15 hours straight or go to bed early. I felt like a kid who has gone nuts in a candy store the other day, when I found myself at the movies with my neighbor (who else?) at 11:30 am watching a very bad movie "Push" (rent it in the best of cases). I felt this was a little unnecessary; maybe it was just a little bit of guilt, I don't know, maybe it was that I'm just learning how to manage this new freedom, to eat the candy and not have too much of it because it can make you sick. I think I need to create my own new routine to avoid freedom indigestion.
For all of you, savvy freelancers or ex-freelancers, any recommendations on a daily routine?