Day in the Life of a Remote Worker: Bricelyn Jones
Day in the Life of a Remote Worker
This spotlight illustrates how each remote worker finds freedom and productivity in their everyday life, in their unique way. Get inspired and see how you can improve your workspace, workflow, and work/life balance.
If you've been following this series for a while, you may have seen our spin on Day in the Life Of a Remote Job Seeker with Bricelyn Jones. Well since then, Bricelyn has scored a remote job (hooray!) with Housecall Pro. Keep reading for her new routine.
Current Job: Product Manager at Housecall Pro
Current Location: Evergreen, CO
Current Computer: Macbook Pro, 16in
Current mobile devices: iPhone 7 (I don’t upgrade my phone that often!)
What led you to remote work?
I was actively seeking a remote position last year but ended up accepting a local position in an office in Denver. The pandemic shifted the company to remote work and I’ve been working remotely ever since. I recently accepted an offer at a new company that will have an entirely remote team which is important to me given I live in the mountains and am an introvert who values a quiet environment.
What does your typical workday look like?
6-6:30 - wakeup and workout (I aim for about 3 morning workouts during the week)
6:45-7:30 - shower and coffee
7:30-8:00 - walk the dog
8:00-8:15 - meditate (love the Calm app for this)
8:15-12 - While this varies depending on the day, aside from team standups, I try to reserve this time for deeper focus and strategic work, catching up on industry news, and reading about product management best practices. I usually make a quick breakfast (smoothie, eggs) sometime between 9-10
12-12:30 - I try to get at least a 30min block around lunchtime every day to walk the dog and eat something away from my computer
1-5 - Usually a mix of meetings and project-specific work. Now that it’s dark early, I walk the dog around 4:45
5:30-6 - Wrap up and log off
6-8 - Dinner and recharge. I’ve been subscribing to Green Chef which forces me to actually cook most evenings with my partner. I try to spend more time playing with the dog, working on a house project or house chores, and sometimes my partner and I will play a board game or watch a show/movie.
8-9 - Get ready for bed, read (I’m reading ‘A Promised Land’ right now)
9:30-10 - Bedtime (I love sleeping 8-9 hours)!
Describe your workspace setup:
We recently bought a house after my partner and I started working from home full time (we were in a tiny cabin that just didn’t quite cut it)! My office is in our guest bedroom. I especially love the views outside my office window.
What do you listen to while you work?
I alternate between Disney, trop house, oldies, the Hamilton soundtrack, and bluegrass Spotify playlists. Sometimes I throw in a little french cafe music. Spotify seems pretty baffled by my choices lately, haha.
Aside from your phone and computer, name a gadget you can’t live without in your workspace:
I bought a kneeling chair which I recommend to help with back/hip pain, and I also keep a space heater close-by since we live at 8500 ft and it gets chilly.
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