I am not going to lie, Austin Kleon’s COVID routine does not sound too far off from other people’s GOAL routine.
After a little coffee, walking, reading, and Netflix – I begin to lean into this conversation.
During this interview he says:
Kids get up at 6:30 a.m. They go downstairs and turn on the TV. At some point they shout up to us that they’re hungry. So one of us feeds them, and one of us will then make coffee and breakfast and bring it back to the bedroom. And we sit there and read and wake up. Then we’ll go for a 3-mile walk. (The kids are too big for the stroller, but desperate times, desperate measures.) Then we’ll have another cup of coffee, and I’ll go work for a few hours. Then at 11 a.m. we’ll have lunch. After that, I’ll usually work for another hour. Then I watch the kids from 1–3 p.m. to give my wife a break. And I’ll go back in the office from 3–5 p.m. and do “admin” stuff like answer emails, etc. Then at 5 p.m. we eat dinner. Kids go to bed at 7 p.m. and stay up for an hour or so reading in their room. My wife and I drink whiskey and watch TV until 9:30 p.m. or so and head to bed. I read until I fall asleep.
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