One of the stranger aspects of this type of trading is the waiting. After expiration I spend 3-4 days look at different options to either buy new covered call trades or write calls on the stock where options expired without being called.
After that, it is 3 1/2 weeks of waiting to see if what I am trying to do works out. I check share prices several times a day, but it does not really matter unless something goes really stupid. (I have had a few of those over the last 6 months!)
The down days like today are starting to bother me less as I become more comfortable with the stocks I own and what the price changes do to my strategy.
I think as I get better at picking the stocks I want to have positions in, this will be basically a load a forget process (with some oversight).