A day in the life of John Martinez: Working from Home

A day in the life of John Martinez: Working from Home

The way we structure our days has changed since the pandemic began. Now working from home, it’s sometimes harder to create a routine when there aren’t routine events happening, such as a commute or being in the office.

To give you an insight into how to structure your day to make time for wellness, we asked John Martinez, the founder of Shocklogic and mindfulness advocate, to share his day.

As an early riser, I usually wake up around 5 – 6 am every day. Meditation is very important to me, so I meditate every morning, around 20 minutes after I wake up. One of my key rituals is to make my bed straight after I wake up (of course – if my partner doesn’t stay longer in bed!).

I do my exercises and some stretching, which usually consists of 30 pushups, squats, and some weights. After taking a shower, I eat a protein-based breakfast to provide my body with some good energy. I’ve been caffeine-free for the past two years, so I enjoy a cup of decaf coffee or tea every morning. I don’t work in my pyjamas, so I get dressed as I would do when going to the office, and get ready for the workday.

I normally prepare what I’m going to work on the night before, so I know how to prioritise my workload. This includes a list of “must”, “should” and “could” do tasks, and I focus on the most difficult ones as early as possible. This is because my brain is awake and very productive when I first start my day off.

I take breaks periodically during the day for 10-15 minutes, doing some stretching, eating lunch or taking some fresh air, depending on how my body is feeling. Usually, my days are chock-a-block with meetings, so I make sure that I take at least a 5-minute break between each one, to calm my mind, and get back to the present moment.

My days are different every single day, so depending on the structure of the day, I make sure I go out for a run or grab some fresh air at the end of the day. Most of the time, I continue my day with meetings, but I make sure that I don’t skip dinner and go to bed before midnight.

John Martinez has over 30 years experience in the events industry, starting as a PCO and then founding his own event management technology company, Shocklogic.

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John has over 30 years experience in the events industry as a PCO and technology specialist. He spent the first 14 years of his career as a PCO, before founding Shocklogic in 1997, where he now leads an international team to deliver event management technology and services. As well as being an ICCA member for 26 years, he has also been on the ICCA board of directors and a technology faculty member for the IAPCO seminars for 10 years.

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