I have three different jobs. I do all of them from home. How can I better organize my routine to dedicate time to all of them in a more structured and less chaotic way? Today I jumped from one to the other all day long and many times I lost time and focus.

Tomothy Y.
I would try to downsize and focus on one thing! I also work from home and recently recovered from a massive burnout caused by spreading myself too thin on too many projects. You should examine whether this much work is healthy, or whether it’s interfering with your ability to do other important things like cook for yourself or keep your space clean. I would suggest dropping one or two of those jobs and focusing on just one. You’ll be able to do more work of a better quality if you’re only working on one. If that’s not an option, try scheduling things so that you’re only working on one thing each day. Mondays for one job, Tuesdays for another, for example. I break mine up by weeks, working on one project for a week and then switching. Another option may be to split your day in two. Work on one job in the morning, and then at lunch switch to another. But the best option is definitely to only be working on one job.

Noa Q.
That’s brutal. I have 1 main full time job and 2 much smaller side jobs (those 2 are no pressure) and can relate a little. What’s helped me most is removing the mental load (that feeling that something is will fall through the cracks unaware) by creating Fabulous morning, workday, afternoon, and evening routines. I accounted for every activity that would be ideal to my day (even teethbrushing, exercise, eating more fruit, reading/learning… all my goals that I otherwise see no progress on. Even 10 minutes of those activities daily adds up and is not stressful. Including pleasant minute breaks like deep breathing, a minute stretch, clenching/releasing hands, what is my purpose?, top 3 tasks and more… turned out to be powerful refocusers that help me prepare to focus. I added the deep focus session to my workday routine and leave that openended so I can use that time for whatever most needs my attention. For days I adjusted the order of tasks, duration, and how much structure, feeling out what puts me in a nice flow. I don’t have to do it in exact order, you get the idea. But once I structured it so that I have more time than total tasks duration, I know my routine is feasible and it gives me confidence. I had to compromise on how long to devote to certain items, so that I know I can touch everything a little. But, work gets crazy and I miss completing things on overwhelming days or days I’m not on my A game. Still, decreasing my mental load with the Fabulous routines definitely made me much more productive at work and life than I otherwise would be, stay calmer and less overwhelmed, so it’s a win! Can take breaks from it if worn down but the routines are always ready to support my optimal day, rather than having to waste time brainstorming it again and again. Every day I get to start over and probably do a little better. Here’s to enjoying the journey. You got this!

Nikolaj C.
Dedicate time at the beginning of your day (or end if that works better for you). Create a clear goals / to do priority list for each job. Set time for each list accordingly, or evenly divided (2 hours each, stop, move on to next job), or make each block 90 minutes to allow time for flex, address urgent matters, admin and 3 priority lists. If you work with others live (vs email), alert your coworkers/vendors of dedicated hours for their relevant slots. You may need to stagger, such as priority lists 8am, check email 8:30/9/9:30 each. Reply to things <2 minutes, add to to do list for rest. Move to 10-12 (job A), lunch, 12:30-2:30 (job B), 2:30-4:30 (job C), wrap up, live your life, repeat.

Lillian C.
Welcome to my life.

I have created a list of all of my responsibilities within each position, all of the goals I need to achieve and schedule when I do them by (for example, send out customer statements before payday).

Once I can see the details laid out in front of me in my lists, I then plan the stepping stones to achieving those goals.

In my calendar I have set days and times to commit to various responsibilities, but I also create a daily to do list to help me break-up the goals into manageable smaller steps to ensure I am achieving the end result.

I have to split my attention between my positions because I am the only customer services worker for my two small businesses, so dividing my attention across emails and phone calls can not be helped or controlled.

What I can control is how I structure my day in between all of the disruptions to ensure my businesses are receiving the attention they require.

Hope this helps!

Irmengard T.
Try to take deep breathes and close you eyes when you are struggling or can't focus. Just meditate for a minute or two if you have time to spare.

Anton N.
Start with one once you get sick of it switch to the other and the same for the second one to the third. Then come back to the first one with a better mindset and focus as you didn’t force yourself to work on it when you didn’t want to

Julie Y.
I think the Block Distractions habit should help you with that. Literally don't allow yourself to switch to the other job for at least 25 minutes at a time, or longer if possible. Set the timer in the Fabulous app and write down every distracting thoughts that pop into your head while you are working on your on job for 25 minutes. Once done, review your distractions list and see if you need to attend to anything. I use Trello to manage my multiple priorities. Try creating different boards for your different jobs and working off of one at a time only.

Chlo U.
I recommend getting a planner that allows you to plan your day our hour by hour. Maybe trying focusing on the tasks for one job for a specific amount of time—maybe an hour or more. Then take a 30 minute break before jumping to the work for another job