A Day with Samantha Josaphat
6:30am: I’ve never liked alarms, and I actually don't like the sound of ringtones either. Therefore, before my boyfriend's alarm clock sounds off, my internal clock wakes me up. Since I am up but not fully capable of being effective I usually have a cup of tea and then wash the dishes from the day before. Cleaning has always been therapy for me.
7:15am: While things are still quite at this time in the morning, it is easier to hear all my thoughts. Prior to forgetting all that is in my head I begin to prepare emails. I try my best not to click send before 9 am. My professional involvement outside of STUDIO 397 requires me to manage my time very well, so I am always checking my calendar to confirm my schedule before I jump into anything. Occasionally I will go for a run at Prospect Park if there aren't any pressing deadlines
9:00am: Click send to whatever emails need to be sent out. Then a quick morning call to my mom or sisters while getting ready for the day.
9:30am: Between my calendar and my task list I have become efficient in prioritizing which deliverables need to be done before noon or if I need to head to client meetings or site visits.
12:30pm: I like to work-out midday - this breaks my day up nicely. If it’s cold out more than likely it's the warmest part of the day, so a good time to go for a run as well. I prefer to do a quick easy lunch like soup or leftovers, unless I have a lunch meeting.
3:00pm: No day is the same especially in the afternoon. I am either on site, clearing off my to -do list - whether it is production work or more emails, making conference calls, or teaching.
5:00pm: Marketing tasks are great to do in the later part of the day because they are more fun and tend to keep my attention after a long day.
6:00pm: If I didn't work out earlier (because I am human and sticking to a routine can be hard) I try to do a short intense workout at the end of my work day. No matter how hard my day is, a good workout can make me feel as though I’ve conquered the world. After a good debrief I either get ready for scheduled evening events or get ready for dinner.
8:00pm: The second half of my day begins at this time, which is just as important as the first except it doesn't generate revenue. I am either on a conference call for my volunteer initiatives, spending time with my boyfriend, or checking in with friends and family.
9:00pm: I like being prepared so a quick skim through the next day's calendar is also good. I have been really good over the past few years at taking time to just relax right before taking a shower.
10:30pm: Because of all the things I have going on, sometimes it’s hard to stop my mind from thinking. I have found the power in my aroma diffuser and the natural lavender oil to help south my mind into a good nights rest.