How to stay fit as a self-employed creative
Who is AMAIA you ask? Any woman who knows the hustle. She is on the grind from dusk till dawn and doesn't have time to slow down. As we said in our last post, busy is busy, and finding time to lead a healthy lifestyle can sometimes (often) be a challenge. Our goal with the I am AMAIA series is to represent different women kicking butt in different ways, but who are all ultimately on that hustle. It could be a starting a new business, working a 9-to-5 job, killing it at motherhood, living the student life, or any combination.
In I am AMAIA 2.0, we take a look into Thally's busy schedule as a self-employed creative. Her ideas and tasks are never ending and always flowing. Finding a balance between work and life can be a serious struggle since every moment is another opportunity to produce or work on her craft. She makes it a point to slow down from work (or in her case, speed up!) and de-stress to clear her thoughts and bring clarity to what her next moves will be. Running has always helped her with the creative process and brings an overall balance to her life. She wears AMAIA clothing during her workouts and everyday life so she doesn't have to haul multiple outfits around with her (maybe just an extra layer!) to work on a project or meet up with friends.
Here is what her day often looks like:
7:30 am: Wake up, check Instagram and Facebook (because really, who doesn't do this first thing?).
8:00 am: Shower, prepare for day, have a quick bite.
9:00 am: Meet friend for pre-work coffee and laughs.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm: Work at a cafe (so important to get out of the house when working for yourself!).
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm: Lunchtime run and stretch.
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Back to work, either at a cafe or a communal work space where other self-employed and entrepreneurs work.
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Meet up with friends for after work dinner and drinks.
Photography: Vincent Lemelin