Tweaking My Schedule For The Month.

Photo Credit: Pixabay.
@tammys85 (29952)
Baltimore, Maryland
April 9, 2024 3:38pm CST
Hello there, everyone. I’m getting ready to head home from the coffee shop, but I wanted to hop on here first because otherwise, I won’t get a post in today. I looked at my budget book last month, and I think I’m spending too much money at the coffee shop. The small drip coffee is only $2-something and comes with free refills, but it still adds up when you’re ordering it 3-4 days a week. However, it’s easier to focus on my work at the coffee shop. So, I’ve decided that I’ll work at the coffee shop three days a week and at home two days a week (in my workspace, once I clean it out) for April. I need to save even a little money each week and build my funds back up. Now, whether or not I continue this in May depends on how much money I save and my focus. If I have trouble focusing those two days at home, I’m still losing money. So my backup plan is to order a cheap snack and water on those two days, which allows me to give them my business without going overboard. But for now, it’s three days at the coffee shop and two days at home. I really need to work on improving my focus at home anyway. You never know when the weather or catching a cold or whatnot will prevent me from working outside the home. Alrighty, I’m gonna get ready to head out. You all stay safe and take care. :) Photo Credit: Pixabay.
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@kareng (55609)
• United States
10 Apr
That sounds like a good plan! You should be able to adjust to that! Good luck!
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@kareng (55609)
• United States
16 Apr
@tammys85 Good luck!
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@kareng Thank yoooou! :)
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
Thanks! I hope so, but I need to retrain my brain to know that BOTH places can be associated with work. I'll be home tomorrow unless the internet goes stupid again, then I'll have no choice but to head to the coffee shop.
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@just4him (308637)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Apr
It sounds like a good plan. I hope it works out.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
Thank you so much! I'm going to try to make it work. I need to retrain my brain to associate my workspace at home and the coffee shop with work.
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@just4him (308637)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
@tammys85 You can do it.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@just4him Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
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@kaylachan (58906)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Apr
The key to working from home distraction-free is to ensure your workspace is calming and enviting and free of distractions.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
Right! Unfortunately, it's in the dining room, but starting early is the best practice because it's usually empty. I cleaned my workspace yesterday, it got too cluttered because I've been neglecting it, so I'm feeling good about that. It was nice to journal at my desk last night.
@RasmaSandra (74114)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Apr
Best of luck to you and I hope it all works out for you. I have managed to balance my work and find it easy now to take care of my survey taking in the mornings, doing blogging twice a week and in between posting on Vocal Media, I just earned a $15 Amazon gift card today,
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
I wasn't doing too well on Vocal Media. I'll get back on there, but I do better on Medium, and I'm starting a Substack (I have the account but I'm not ready to go public with it yet). I do like the set-up of Vocal though, so it may be worth trying again. I'm going to work on some surveys later, I want to use one of them for visiting the coffee shop. Oooh, that's awesome! Are you cashing out now or waiting until it gets higher?
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@RasmaSandra One of our cats is named Morticia too!
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@RasmaSandra (74114)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Apr
@tammys85 nope I used the Amazon card to get some snacks for myself and dry cat food for the Freddie and Morticia
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@Deepizzaguy (95351)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Apr
I will do my best to budget my money better and buy things that I need instead of my wants like downloading sports evets on my computer.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
I really need to improve my budgeting.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@Deepizzaguy We can do it!
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@Deepizzaguy (95351)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Apr
@tammys85 Same with me.
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@grenery8 (3076)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
11 Apr
It's a good plan and a compromise. i understand changing your environment once in a while and coffee shop is a nice place to do it just, under limitations
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
I love being at the coffee shop; I spend hours here working on my writing orders, but I need to get my budget in order before going back to visiting 5 days a week lol.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@grenery8 Thanks! I'm going to force myself to make it. I have to get things back on track if I want to do well every week.
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@grenery8 (3076)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Apr
@tammys85 i understand. one thing is connected to other. i hope you can make it
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@sabtraversa (13096)
• Italy
9 Apr
I thought of studying and 'working' outside too, mainly because I need an excuse to get out but I guess it'd help me be more productive as well. So cool the coffee shop you have there offers free refills! I doubt there will ever be such a thing here. Then you also have to take into account the time it takes to commute, isn't time money too?
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
I hope you can find a place! It's a decision I'll never regret, just need to visit 3 days a week instead of 5 until I get my budget in order. For me, it's about 5 minutes from my house when walking, so it's a very short commute that doesn't require driving (I live in a big city).
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@sabtraversa Definitely! And it's a nice place!
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@sabtraversa (13096)
• Italy
15 Apr
@tammys85 Wow, that's very close!
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@LadyDuck (460380)
• Switzerland
10 Apr
I know it's hard to keep our focus when working at home. I hope your plan works, your schedule sounds good.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
Thank you so much! I'll definitely try. Luckily, if I'm too swamped and need to get out, the coffee shop still remains an option.
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
22 Apr
@LadyDuck It's nice here. It's a local spot, so it gets busy but not like, super loud. Most people know one another, and everyone is friendly. I'm a regular here now. :)
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@LadyDuck (460380)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
@tammys85 The coffee shop surely is an interesting option.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Apr
I have been pretty much out all day, or at least where I couldnt spend any time earning any money. I think I am going to see if I can use my phone to bluetooth the internet connection to my laptop, they used to do that with older phones. If not I will bluetooth my phone to my laptop-then just type posts out here bluetooth them to my phone and post them. But I have been trying to spend some time each day on justplay, and at least get 2 cashouts to paypal a day which is only $4, but $ x seven days is $28, and that means in two weeks I could pay my phone bill
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
15 Apr
I need to start doing survey sites when I'm out, like in the car (since I don't drive). I can't use my tablet or laptop in the car or I'll get car sick. I hope you're able to do it though. I'm trying to get back into my survey sites, plus writing on here and Medium and starting a Substack, all with my writing orders. I'm going to spend the rest of the month getting my schedule in order, and then start posting on my Substack next month.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
16 Apr
@tammys85 what is substack lol I've been doing surveys on survey junkie when I can
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@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
17 Apr
@thislittlepennyearns It's like a "newsletter" but in blog format. You can put your posts behind a subscription and earn from them. I'm going to do a mixture of free and paid posts though.