Some of my favorite types of videos to watch on both TikTok and Instagram are videos dedicated to “A Day in the Life.” It’s so fun to get glimpse behind the scenes and see what an average day is like for someone. Grace recently shared a post detailing a typical day for her and I totally want to copy her. If you’re curious about what my day-to-day life is like… here you go!
A Typical Day In The Life As a Content Creator
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a morning person. I was at one point and just have not been able to get back into that rhythm for the past year or so. My Hatch starts trying to wake me up at 7:30, but I hit snooze for at least an hour usually. Sometimes I scroll through my phone and social media before even getting out of bed… but I am REALLY trying to stop doing that!
Before I make coffee or do work, I have morning chores for the animals. This when I let the dogs out and walk over to the chickens to let them out for the day. I also make sure that the goslings have fresh water and grass. Once my garden is ready, I’ll be watering it during this time, too. We walk around the property and I do a casual scroll through my inbox to see if anything major is there. I also like to call Sean during this time and see how his morning is going.
After I get the dogs back inside, I make coffee and sometimes breakfast and feed them. I’m still really bad about consistently eating in the morning, so I might go back to making smoothies. During this time, I put my phone away and write in my journal. My goal is to go the first hour of my day without looking at my phone and journaling instead, but it usually doesn’t happen.
If I’m dragging and feeling super-tired, I’ll put on music really loud and have a dance-it-out sesh to get pumped.
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
This is my deep work time. I start by responding to emails, especially anything that my management team sent while I was lallygagging in the morning. I prefer to do my writing in the mornings for the blog, too. Because I post to Instagram twice a day usually, this is when I publish my first post of the day.
My typical work day depends a lot on the day of the week. I don’t like to take meetings on Mondays, so instead I use that day for planning my social media content and editorial calendars, making sure I’m prepared for upcoming photoshoots, and responding to messages and comments. I also finalize all blog content for the week and shoot/edit photos and video as needed.
Tuesday through Thursday are meetings days. Usually I have 2-5 per day, most of which are mentoring calls. After meetings, I spend time responding to comments and messages on social media or working on blog posts for the upcoming week. On Thursdays, I also put together my weekly email newsletter.
I also don’t take meetings on Fridays and only work half days because Sean is home from the city and I want to spend time with him. My big tasks for Fridays are to make sure all emails have been responded to and to back up my files to Dropbox and external hard drives.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
If the weather is nice, I typically take a break and eat lunch outside while the dogs roam. If I’m posting to Instagram twice in one day, this is typically when I post and do more engagement.
3:00 – 4:00 pm
I typically lose steam around this time of day, so this is when I do low lift tasks like re-sharing old blog posts to social media, researching SEO opportunities, fixing broken parts of my website, and posting to Instagram stories.
4:00 – 6:00 pm
For some reason, I prefer concepting, creating and editing video in the evenings. Typically I start by scrolling through TikTok to see what the latest trends are and get inspired. Then I create my own content or assemble videos using clips I already have.
I do one more pass through my emails and then start making dinner.
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Eat dinner, hang out with dogs, watch some reality TV garbage or do a puzzle. If it’s hair washing day, I usually do it during this time so it sort of dries before bed.
8:30 – 10 pm
This is probably my worst work habit, but I usually get a second wild later at night so I embrace it and try to get more work done. Usually that means editing photos while watching something on TV or brainstorming new ideas for content. Sometimes I also source props for photoshoots or for whatever renovation we’re working on at the time.
10:00 pm and on
Take the dogs out for last call, make sure the chickens are tucked in and locked up. Then I get into bed and usually call Sean for a little bit, then read for at least 30 minutes before I fall asleep.
So that’s what a somewhat typical day in the life of a content creator looks like for me! Is it what you expected?? I’d love to know more about what your days are like, too. Leave a comment and let me know!