Am I the only one who feels like my workflow is constantly off in the summer? We’ve talked about how to deal when your naturally productive time conflicts with family time, but for me that’s year-round (why am I best from 12–8? unfair). Summer feels like a different issue, though, and I wonder if I’m alone.
For me, either the kids are in camp with longer commutes or weird times for drop-offs/pickups — or they’re home more and throw me off my regular AM or PM schedule, depending. We’re getting ready for vacation now, which means I’m trying to think about packing as well as content in case the WiFi isn’t great or whatnot. (I know I’m lucky to work remotely and in a job where I can sometimes schedule a lot of the content ahead of time, and then all I have to do on my vacation is approve comments and put out fires… but this trip will hopefully be a working one.)
(I kind of also feel like the long sunlight hours throw off my circadian rhythms so I wake up earlier but also go to bed later. Poor planning, Kat! But my regular “me time” does tend to be during evenings more than mornings, so the fact that it feels like there’s less night time might actually have something to do with it.)
Anyway — am I alone? How does your workflow change in the summers as a parent? Do you have any techniques to stabilize your work routines?
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