A Typical Working Week – Autistic and Self Employed | JUST DO IT [CC]

A Typical Working Week – Autistic and Self Employed | JUST DO IT [CC]

I always get so many questions about how I manage my time and what I actually do in a week because although I sit here and talk about everything that I do a lot of you guys don’t actually get to see a lot of what goes on outside of these videos so I thought for today’s JUST DO IT I would do something a little bit different which is actually vlogging my entire working week. So you guys get to see what goes on behind the scenes and what I actually get done in a week. Now this isn’t really a tutorial or how-to guide because in many respects, I’m still figuring this out myself but you guys wanted to see it, so I hope you enjoy it anyway. Good morning everybody So today is Monday and Monday is my filming day so I am up I’m just about to get dressed and put a bit of make-up on but yeah, Monday is always my filming day. I always bulk film on a Monday morning so I tend to film two or three videos in the morning and then I move on to some other work in the afternoon but yeah, I’m gonna get out of my awesome PJs as awesome as they are available at weirdtriangle.com and I’m gonna get filming. I am not gonna show you like my full morning routine because I think I want to do a whole other video on that so let me know in the comments section if you want to see like a full-on morning routine because I think I might do a vlog on that one in a separate video. Ok, so I have put some makeup on I have changed my top into my stimming is my cardio top also available at weirdtriangle. This is just becoming a shameless plug. I’m so sorry But yeah, I’m just about to get filming. Do you want to see the professional setup that I do every time I film like honestly the level of professionalism and sophistication right now is probably gonna blow your mind so just be ready for that okay, so this is my setup Yes That is a Tupperware box. Yes. It does currently have fruit loaf cake and some bread rolls in it And yes that is what I use for my tripod because I do have tripods but this is so much easier to set up like quickly in the morning and it’s the perfect height. So why ever not? Told you the level of sophistication right now This is my microphone. I use a Zoom H2N microphone, really really good would recommend it if you want a microphone for YouTube or podcast recording or anything like that. It’s really easy and it’s not too too expensive. It’s kind of like in the middle ground It’s not cheap. It’s not expensive. It’s a good quality microphone I’ve also got my phone by here as well because I’m gonna be filming a Q&A this morning and I want to get all your questions. I just use my phone to grab all of my questions and that is my background and I’m gonna be using this camera that one that I’m filming on right by here because I always use this for all type of filming and that’s pretty much it. So yeah I’m gonna get set up, and I’m gonna get filming. Oh, okay, so I have just filmed my Q&A video like I said, I bulk film on Mondays so I normally film a Q&A video and then I film a sit-down video but in between those I change, oh it’s really echo-y by here. Didn’t know that… things you know So yeah, I’m gonna go and change my t-shirt so it doesn’t look like I’ve just bulk filmed and it looks like I’m filming on different days because you know, that’s the behind-the-scenes youtuber life Yeah, I am just gonna go and change so that it looks like I’m not filming on the same day. Okay, so I have just finished filming the second video of the day. I normally allow myself from like half past nine until like midday to film as many videos as I can and then I stop at midday. It’s about quarter past eleven now I don’t think I can film another video in that time because I haven’t really planned anything else out I’d only planned to film two videos today so anything else would just be like extra and I don’t really think I can fill anything super quickly now So I’m probably just gonna leave it at that. So I filmed my Q&A and I filmed the sit down video. So what I do now is I tend to go onto my phone and I have a to-do list on my phone that I update every single week with everything that I’m doing, I tend to look at it you know loads throughout the day just to make sure that I’m on track. This is how I stay focused on my work. So this is what it looks like. It’s on my note section on my phone So we have like Monday and it’s got film the Q&A and film things that I find hard in the community so I’m just gonna tick those two things off. There we go and then you can see the next few things that I’ve got. I’ve got some emails that I used to sort out because I normally get emails like last thing on a Friday and I don’t tend to work super super late on a Friday I tend to finish work fairly early. So I get emails through and I look at them just to make sure that it’s nothing urgent and then I put it in my to-do list to get back to these people on Monday so I’ve gotta email Llanishen High School because they emailed me and I’ve also gotta email the BBC because I’ve had an email from them. I’ve also got quite a bit of Chewigem work to do today, which I put in a different section on my phone I don’t put it in my to-do list but I don’t want to show you that whole to-do list because there’s confidential stuff on there. But I’ve got some chewy down work that I need to doing and I’ll probably just get on and do that now I’ll sit down stick the radio on and do some Chewigem work So yeah, I’m gonna grab my laptop which is conveniently right by here, and I’m going to sort out some Chewigem stuff. (music) So I finished my Chewigem work for this morning anyway I’ve got a little bit left to do this afternoon but I’m just gonna head out with my mum just to have a quick break in the day. I do try and get out like every day at least even if it’s just for a walk because it’s so easy when you’re self-employed or working from home to like just stay in all day every day and not get out and as an autistic person as well like I can very get like very easily get out of the habit of pushing myself to go out and experience you know other people and the world so I keep doing it to kind of like keep myself in the habit of it to be honest and it just like, you know, it’s it’s healthy for me so I always try and get out to do something. So my mum and I are gonna go do a bit of food shopping just to get some essentials in for the week so what I was just doing then you guys saw me on my laptop that is one of the Chewigem tasks that I do every single week and I feel like you guys don’t know a lot about my Chewigem work I feel like it’s just something that I don’t talk about very much, but that thing that I do every single week I normally do on a Tuesday, but I did it today because I’m gonna be out all day tomorrow it is basically I at the beginning of the week I look up all of the stats in terms of the new subscribers so any of the people who have just joined the VIC subscription, which is our paid membership, I get all those numbers, I put them into our database spreadsheet and I just kind of keep up to date with how many people are subscribing, what they’re subscribing to, whether they’re part of the sensory support group and making sure they are receiving all of the right emails and all of the right promotional messages and then after I’ve done all that I will hand write an email to all of the new members just saying hey, welcome to the VIC club if there’s anything that you need any help with let us know so I’ll just send like a hand-written like proper email as opposed to an automated one because they’re a little bit impersonal and we don’t like to do that at Chewigem. So we like to keep things as personal as possible so I will write out a personalised message to each individual person just to say welcome and that takes up a little bit of time because you’re cross referencing a lot of different bits of data and making sure they’re all fitting into one database but it’s you know, it’s really quite a nice job if you like that repetitive nature which I do so I really enjoy doing it and it’s nice to keep on top of like all the numbers so that’s what I was doing this morning and then after that, I did something for the other role that I do at Chewigem which is my affiliate scheme and I call it my affiliate scheme because it is my baby I set it up, I got it running um, you know I’m the person who is in charge of the affiliate scheme in Chewigem. So literally like anyone who you see promoting Chewigem online in a blog on instagram on youtube most of them have come through me. I’ve either got in contact with them or they’ve got in contact with me and I’ve set them all up with a partnership. I do a lot of work in terms of setting people up in partnership with Chewigem. That’s a huge part of my role but we want to evaluate how well that’s going and I’ve been doing that for about since August last year, I want to say… October, November, so yeah, five, six months something like that. So we’re just gonna evaluate how good that’s going and I needed to come up with a – it’s kind of like a presentation, I guess for my line manager and my boss to kind of put forward this is how well the scheme is going this is what I’m doing this is what I want to do moving forward and then they can evaluate it and see how effective it is and if it’s worth putting more money in or whether I should do something else. So yeah, that’s quite a formal thing that I have to do, which I don’t have to do normally every week, but I did have to do that this morning but that’s all done. So yeah, I’m gonna go out and then I’ll see you on the other side. So I’m back home from shopping now. It’s about 20 to 3 in the afternoon because I bloody hope it’s not 20 to 3 in the morning, otherwise my day’s gone seriously wrong. So it’s normally at this stage where I just sit down I check in with my to-do list see where I’m at for the day and what I need to do before I finish for the day, I normally finish around half part four, five-ish, like I tend to work like roughly 9 to 5 and then I kind of shut everything down and I don’t work after 5 if I can help it. I just realised I’ve got really big bags under my eyes. Geez, I need to get some sleep. I’m not, you know doing a brilliant job at advocating working from home at the moment because I just look like I haven’t had any sleep for days So this is what my to-do list is looking like for now so you can see I’ve ticked off my filming I’ve got the VIC membership spreadsheet done. I’ve also done my affiliate plan so I still got to still got to email back Llanishen High School, and I’ve got an email back at the BBC. I’ve also remembered that I’ve got to email all of the cancelled members, which is another task that I have every single week for Chewigem I go through all of the people who have canceled their subscription over the week and I just email them to make sure everything’s ok to see if there was anything that made them cancel that we could potentially improve on yeah, and just just make sure they’re okay. We have a very personal relationship with all of our subscribers so when they cancel, we just want to check in and make sure that you know, there’s nothing that we did to confuse them or upset them or if they’ve cancelled deliberately because some people do cancel accidentally and they don’t realise so we just double check that everything’s okay with them So I need to do that today as well and I’ve just been given another task by Jenny who is my boss at Chewigem she’s given me the task to go through our Chewigem YouTube channel and just grab her some statistics so I’m gonna quickly add that to my to-do list. So I’m just gonna put “grab statistics for Jenny” Sorry, my Monday is like not a really thrilling day. I get a lot done in terms of Monday and work because it’s like my filming day, it’s when I do a lot of like admin and the catch-up but in terms of like entertaining footage I literally just sit and I’m at my laptop most of the day on Monday so cue some nice footage of me on my laptop yet again: (music) Good morning, everyone, it is Tuesday. It is about… it’s half past nine and I’m still in bed The joys of being self-employed eh? So, yeah, normally at this point I would be like up and out A normal Tuesday for me is actually up until recently I’ve had to have a Chewigem meeting at like ten o’clock in the morning. we used to have weekly meetings every single Tuesday, but we’ve stopped doing that now because we just don’t think that they were beneficial really to happen that regularly so I used to every Tuesday get up at about eight o’clock, head into my office, I’d have the meeting in my office and I would just sort of blitz through my editing that I’d filmed on the Monday. But not today that’s not gonna happen today because I’ve got a meeting with Lilbits. I’m going to see Sam and Sam in Barry which is in South Wales if you guys don’t know. So yeah again it’s not really like a typical working week for me because I don’t normally go to meetings on Tuesday Wednesday is normally my meeting day but not this week, so yeah my schedule, my routine changes a lot. There’s no week that’s really the same I try and keep things like as a regular as possible but that never really happens because everything kind of goes a bit higgledy piggledy and you know being self-employed like no two weeks are ever the same in terms of meetings and deadlines and things that
need to get done and just generally how I’m feeling. So yeah, I’m still in bed because I’m probably not going to get over to Barry we’re not gonna start and leave until like half eleven-ish, I think I never really set a time with Sam and Sam I just know roughly when they’re around and then I just head there when I need to and when I want to so I’ve got a bit a free morning, so I thought I’ll just stay in bed I’ve got my laptop I’m gonna start doing a little bit of work I can’t tell you what it is because it’s not really work related, and I don’t really want to talk about it now. I might talk about it at some point, but just not yet but it’s just I’m doing something that I never thought in a million years that I would do and I never thought I’d be sat here doing any of what I’m doing at the moment, but I’m really really excited. I wonder if you guys can guess what that is? (music) And I’m almost there! Just starting to walk up to the actual shop which is a killer. I shouldn’t have gone to zumba yesterday because my legs are killing from all of the squats and I gotta walk up this really awful hill like the worst hill ever. Thanks Sam and Sam for locating your shop at the top of the worst hill ever. Look here we go that’s what I’m working with right now – oh, it doesn’t even look that bad on, on camera. It’s bad. Trust me But yeah I was gonna chat to you guys about the train when I was on the there but but my anxiety was a little bit higher than I thought it would be. I thought I had like the train conquered but no I still have little wobbles and things that you know are difficult so just had a bit of a dissociating kind of time where I just wanted to sit and zone out so that’s what I did. That is where I was. Hopefully you can tell. Bit more to go. (door bell rings) Hello I made it to the shop woohoo! It’s my favourite place on earth literally at the moment I could spend like all day just looking around in here I’m so pleased that Lilbits have got a shop now because it’s just so lovely to see like everything laid out and I want everything like literally everything I really like these the LED Moon Light but look! I so want some of these and I am really drawn to this cactus light as well like I don’t know why I have a bit of an obsession with cacti at the moment. Don’t know why. But yeah I love… oh that’s Rubabu… Comment down below do you love or hate Rubabu? Because some people love it and some people hate it. I’ve just been playing with these – every time I come here at like I’m about three years old and that’s why I love it I’ve just been playing with these. Did any of you guys use these in primary school for like maths and counting and stuff? So I have just got back now, I’m back home in my bedroom as you can tell Yeah for you that probably looked like absolutely nothing in terms of my time in Barry, but I was actually there for about six-ish… or I was out for about six hours. I don’t think I was actually in Barry for that long because that includes travel time But yeah I didn’t vlog anything on the way back because it was I was sort of travelling at just at the beginning of peak time so it was just getting busy and you know, I don’t enjoy taking the train on a normal basis but certainly like I don’t like doing it at peak times and I certainly don’t like doing it at peak times whilst I vlog. So that was a no-go. So yeah I’m back now. Yeah, so it’s like ten to five I’m not gonna be doing any more work because that was my whole working day kind of done. It did probably look like we didn’t actually do anything because I didn’t film a lot really when I was in Lilbits but we spent most of that time having a meeting chatting through things, catching up. We did actually do some work. It didn’t look like it but it’s work that I cannot share or anything like that so not a lot of point in talking about it. Um, I just get a nice little stress ball that’s why I love going into Lilbits because I always come away with a nice little gift. I got this little guy today. He’s so cool I will link him in the description box if you guys want to check him out, but love it, love it so much. So yeah, that’s pretty much my working day done. That is my Tuesday. I will see you tomorrow! Good morning, everybody. Happy Wednesday. Yes. I’m in the same clothes as yesterday Sorry, you can hear the dishwasher a great start. It has just gone half past eight and that is an early start for me. Normally I’m still in bed at this point. But I’ve got a meeting this morning at nine o’clock with one of my Chewigem bosses so I needed to get up and out sorted which was not a good morning for me because I did not think very well last night and I’m absolutely shattered, so I came out here this morning. I sometimes work in my kitchen. I don’t I don’t always work in my kitchen But sometimes it helps me to like wake up to actually sit at a table and not be at the sofa or anything like that or in my bed, so yeah, I’m gonna sit out here for a bit. I’ve got some water, banana, and a nice little stress toy to keep me awake. So I’ve got about twenty minutes until my meeting so I’m just gonna catch up on everything that I missed yesterday when I was out in Barry I’ve already got some emails I need to get back to and you know anything I’ve missed from Chewigem. So I’m just gonna do that now. So change of plan this morning, looks like my meeting isn’t gonna go ahead. So I’ve just done a little bit of editing and just catching up on anything that I missed yesterday, but I’m not gonna waste the morning I’m gonna film a sit-down video. I think I’m actually gonna re film the one that I did on Monday because the footage just didn’t really turn out brilliant and it kind of got messed up and then I deleted a section of it by accident so it was just like a complete disaster I’m about a week ahead with videos, but I like to just keep on top of that and not let that you know fall down to less than a week. So I’m just gonna sort myself out now and I’m gonna get filming. Yay! That went so much better than the first time. I often feel like this with videos and that was a really like tough video to film where I’m talking about like honest thoughts and not really having like any notes or anything like planned out and I sometimes do this with videos I film the first time around and they’re okay but then I film them a second time and because my thoughts are a little bit more kind of put together and a little bit more like coherent the second time I film is a lot better so I feel like despite the fact that I was really really annoyed that the footage got deleted and messed up and I couldn’t use the footage that I got from the first filming session I’m kind of glad that I did it the second time around because I do feel like it went better this time. So now I’ve got loads of editing to do I’ve got the Q&A which I did on Monday and now I’ve got to edit the video that I’ve just filmed plus I’ve got to edit this vlog as well, which I feel like is gonna be like so long I’m so sorry if you’re already like 25 minutes in to this and it’s only Wednesday grab a snack! So yeah, I don’t know how much I’m gonna be able to do today because I’m going out in about a half an hour I’m meeting up with a family friend for a bit and then I’ve got Rory this afternoon, I’m dog-sitting Rory and I can do some work when Rory’s here but I just tend to like enjoy his company and not want to work when I have him and I’ve been working kind of full out for the last few days plus really I wasn’t expecting to film a video this morning so I kind just want a bit of a break but at the same time I know that I’ve got a bit of editing that I need to do which hopefully I can do maybe tomorrow or try and get some done today, I don’t know. So I am back in the kitchen as if nothing has really happened, and I haven’t done anything, but I have it is about twenty past two now I went to go and see my family friend. I have had some lunch. I’ve picked up Rory who is asleep just by there you could see if you would like proof, that he’s right by there. There he is. He’s asleep I wish I was asleep. So that’s what we’re working with for now. I need to tick a few things off because my mum has reordered my tablets and I’ve picked up Rory obviously, so I will probably start editing my Q&A and I think I’m probably gonna ring up and get my blood test results now as much as I like don’t like doing it. It’s got to be done (music) So I have finished editing my Q&A it’s about half-past three now I do have “Film Pasta Demo” on my to-do list for today but not sure if I’m gonna do that because I am planning on doing it, but it’s just a little bit I feel like I’ve done a lot this week, and I’m not sure if I want to to do that this evening that’s for a JUST DO IT which I’m hoping to have up but I don’t need to do that because I’m ahead with my JUST DO IT series. I might just chill out this evening instead. I feel like I’m really really dark… Let’s turn this up slightly, there we go. So I’m just going on to YouTube now and uploading that Q&A. Hello, baby boy. With all of like the links and the titles and the tags and all that kind of stuff and now I feel like I’m really bright… Geez what’s going today? But yeah I’m just uploading it sorting out the thumbnail, making sure everything’s organised and then I’ll schedule that and I can forget about it because I do have another to-do list on my phone. Have I showed you this? I don’t think I’ve showed you this. Coming at me from another angle is not gonna make any difference mate. I have another to-do list in my phone that’s all of my videos. So I’ve got my like actual to-do list of tasks and stuff and then I’ve got my to-do list in terms of videos. Which is – it looks like this. So I’ve got the date that I’m uploading and then the video that I want to upload and then I’ve got like a colour code system so if anything is green, it means that it’s ready to go and it’s like on YouTube scheduled ready to go live and then the black ticks next to them mean they have gone live. My whole life is just a whole bunch of lists. And you know, I’m okay with that. I’m okay with that I’m gonna go sort Rory out, but I think I was pretty much me done for the day so I’ll check in if I’m doing anything else but not expecting to to be honest – I want a break! Good morning, everybody. So today is Thursday and it is about nine o’clock in the morning, I am up and dressed and sorted and I’m just about to start working for the day I haven’t really got much in my to-do list for like my my stuff but I do have a bit of stuff in my to do list Chewigem so I think I’m just gonna do some Chewigem work this morning. Then I’ve got a meeting which was the meeting that I didn’t have yesterday today at just gone ten so I think I’m just gonna do some work until that meeting I’m gonna get that meeting done and I think I’m probably gonna have the rest of the day off because I am feeling fairly burnt out and just kind of ready for a bit of a break. I haven’t had a break this week really at all. (music) So it’s about ten past twelve now and I haven’t moved from this seat at all so I feel like I need to get up and do a little bit of a jig because I’ve just been sat in the same place doing work so I had that meeting and that went on for a little bit of time probably went on for about forty-five minutes or so and now I’ve just been sort of finishing off bits and bobs for Chewigem and a couple of tasks that I have to do which are just sort of like admin based bits and bobs which I actually really enjoy doing because I can just stick the radio on and just blitz it and then you do feel like a good sense of achievement afterwards because you’ve like conquered a task so yeah, I’ve just finished one of the bigger tasks that I needed to do, which was in regards to some of the blogs on our website so organised all of those which is great. I’m just gonna have a look on my to do list because I feel a little bit like after meetings of any kind I come away and my brain is just so frazzled with loads of information it’s just like information overload but I’ve just, I really struggle to focus after them and it’s just a big problem that I have to kind of deal with so I haven’t actually got anything else on my to-do list for today so I think like I said what did I say this yesterday or did I say this this morning I don’t even know I’m so out of it… I think I’m gonna have the rest of the day off I think. I think I’m gonna have a bit of a break… Yes, I doubt there’s gonna be much more filming for today because I’ve got a feeling that’s what I’m gonna do. Good morning, everybody, Happy Friday! End of the week, my favourite day of the week. I love a Friday. So I’m up I’m dressed. I am pretty much ready to go. It’s about quarter past 10 and I’m in a meeting this morning. I’m heading off into Cardiff for a meeting Which is really nice. It’s a brunch meeting. Love some, love some food in a meeting. It always makes things so much more fancy makes me feel like a proper boss lady. Yeah, I’m feeling myself this morning – nice boss lady outfit going on. Nice sort of oversized batwing shirt, jeans, because I don’t want to go too formal and then some little brogue-y-type things. Yeah! (singing) I’m feelin’ myself. I’m feelin’ myself Enough of that. Let’s get back into business mode. So yeah I’ve been up for about an hour and a half-ish I did a bit of work this morning, but I didn’t vlog it because it was work relating to that thing that isn’t work, but I don’t want to talk about it yet. So I don’t I didn’t want to vlog it So yeah, I’m up. I’m ready to go, I’m gonna have some food I think just before I go because I always think it’s really good to have food before you have food. It’s just one of those things that I live by it’s like don’t go somewhere hungry, even if it’s a restaurant. Have some food. It’s always good for the anxiety and it’s just good generally to live by so I’m gonna have a little bit of a light breakfast I think and I’ll head off. I’m not sure how much I’m gonna vlog. I don’t think I’m gonna vlog the meeting it’s a bit awkward to vlog a business meeting and these are people who I have spent time with but not enough to be like hey, hey, hey, I’ve got my camera, woohoo! So I probably will just go to the meeting and chat about it maybe if I want to when we get back but all you guys need to know is that I am looking fly and I’m heading to Cardiff for a meeting this morning. Catch up with you later! Just on the train, finished my meeting. It went really well. It was so lovely to just get out and chat to people, you know so many times in my job I’m talking people online or I’m skyping or I’m you know, not even talking to anybody because I work from home so it’s so nice to have like human interaction sometimes. So Donna, Emma, Hayley, thank you so much for meeting with me and having breakfast with me this morning. So yeah, just on my way back it is such a lovely day! I’m gonna go on them pick up a dog to walk later on today and then I’ve got zumba so feeling good, feeling good. So there we have it that is really a typical working a week for me and typical is like the level of work that I achieved that is pretty average in terms of the level of work and the level of busyness, but typical… it’s very difficult for me to describe that working week as typical in terms of what went on and how I did things because my routine is always changing in terms of what work needs done where I do that work and how I do that work so there’s always things that are cropping up and come in last minute and things I have to adapt to but that is the beauty of being self-employed. I can do anything on my terms in my own time and if I’m having a day of burnout I can just have the day off but it’s also a really big curse of being self-employed never feeling like you’re in a routine and not really sure if what you’re planning for the week is actually going to be achievable or actually get done because you don’t know what’s gonna happen midweek, it’s it’s a beauty and a curse self-employment and as much as I love it, I also find it very difficult as well but I really hope you guys enjoyed seeing a little bit more about what I do. I really enjoyed vlogging this week I know it was such a long video and it was such a ramble but I really enjoyed it and I hope you guys did too. Let me know by giving a big thumbs up. Comment down below what is like a typical working week for you. Are you employed? Self-employed? Are you unemployed? Like what is a typical week for you guys? Let me know it the comment section and let me know if you would be interested in me doing this all over again because my week like I said it changes so much so would you guys be interested in seeing a whole other vlog about a whole other working week and seeing how different my weeks can be, let me know in the comment section if you would want to see that I hope you’ve had a really really good day, and I will see you soon. Bye guys! You

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  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For this video 🙂 I'm also considering going the self employed route and I needed this 🙂 I'm really stuck to my routines and when I get working I tend to forget there is an outside: ) I never considered time limits for work before! I'm going to have to do that 🙂

  2. Hi Katy! I’m Julia I’m Autistic And Have Aspburgers And Tourette’s And Tics And Multiple Disability’s. I wrote to you on Fb a few years back about my problems and hope you notice this comment and pin it and I hope you can make a video on how to deal with tics and how to control them while family is around because I try soo good not to tic in front of them it’s so difficult. I like your videos a lot check out my channel I do videos post every Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday and today is Wednesday where I live and posted 2 videos today and something new on Monday is called Monday fun Monday adventures and I play and collected Barbies it’s my hobby and it’s fun to collect them it helps me with my problems. Hope you check out my channel

  3. I'm about to get on disability here in the US and idk this feels like a great idea for me. 🙂 Thank you so much for this video!!!!

  4. Im currently goinv thro testing for fibromyalgia and was wondering how do you deal with filming and editing for long periods of time with fibro?!? I'm starting my own buisnes and am struggling to get work done in bulk without extreme pain :/ I love this vid btw it's very interesting and hellpfull 😀

  5. Very helpful this week and would love to see a second week to see how different your week can be. I'm currently unemployed, mostly because of mental health issues, partly because I find getting work stupidly hard but I do have a big project in the works that I'm hoping will get off the ground soon and other things I'm waiting hear back from (seems like that's all I'm ever doing – waiting to hear back from people) so I totally relate and will probably end up self-employed/part time freelance work.

  6. Working on a thing that is not work related but you don't want to share yet? Its a mystery… Moving out of your parents house, going on vacation by yourself to someplace exotic, or starting a petting zoo… hmm…. My money is on the first one.

  7. I never had that that's all that you said that something about a Babu I never had it never heard of it but I'd like to have one

  8. Weird question, how do you use a hoover as someone with fibro and autism. I struggle massively with not being in pain after and the pefectionism and the noise

  9. Hi Katy! Could you maybe do a video on autism and executive functioning? I've recently been diagnosed with autism as a 19 year old female, and my primary struggles are in university with my organisation, planning and prioritising. It would be great to hear your views and experiences on this (if you have any), as I know this is something that many people on the spectrum struggle with, particularly us girls. PS I love your videos, keep up the good work!❤

  10. Thank you!!
    I have Aspergers(got my diagnosis last fall, only after seven years of considerable struggle), anxiety and depression, this is my week:

    My weeks begin on an empty monday, go on to a Tuesday of a social worker picking me up to go for a walk, then follow me to a library so that I can do some school work.
    Then Tuesday evening I go to a chess lesson, Wednesdays I'm currently in a chess tournament, Thursdays I have a walk+study with a social worker, Friday's empty, Saturday I go to an art workshop and Sundays are empty. The parts that shift are my fairly new cello lessons(starting over after six years is HARD), which up until now has been on Wednesdays and also doctor's/psychiatrist's appointments.

    This is all threading the line, I'm feeling strained but happy which is usually a sign worse times are coming.

    Any advice would be most appreciated!

  11. My guess that your secret task is to do with… maybe moving into a flat on your own?? Exciting if that's the case!
    Also, I'm unemployed. I burnout super quick when I work and my mental health has been really bad for a while. I see my job at the moment as looking after myself and building up my resilience so that hopefully one day i can work again. I'm seriously impressed with what you do!

  12. Hey, I don't comment a lot on YouTube, just wanted to thank you for this!! It's very informative and interesting. I'm not diagnosed yet, but I struggle so hard with my job and I'm considering going to be self employed…I'm just so scared of all the insecuritys. 😅

  13. I work in dispatching online orders for a computer firm. my working week is pretty static but I like the balance between routine and flux. I find i operate best in environments where I have to think on my feet, and use my brain to solve issues.

    I want to work on my own though, but my current job is just temporary.

  14. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so during the school week, I make sure my oldest gets fed and goes to school, and then I take care of my toddler and mostly do what I want otherwise. 🙂

  15. I am unemployed currently but decided to go back to school (I’m almost 24) and so I do that full time now and am actually really loving it (never thought I would say that since I dropped out of high school at age 16). On my days off from classes I work on my writing and my artwork, trying to build connections with other writers/artists and network so that eventually I can find something to do alongside school that puts my talents and strengths to use. My sleep routine kind of messes up everything else, I really would like to be getting up waaay earlier. The only day that I am up and about early is Friday thus far… hugely discouraged about that but am working on it. I think I have to make a sort of sleep chart like a toddler lol. Love these routine videos

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