Bookish Thought: Balancing Work & Life with Blogging

I am behind on maybe 10 book reviews (possibly more) plus other posts that I want to do for this blog. I’ve been struggling with finding time to sit down and write up posts; writing ahead of time and scheduling them is way easier.

I work full time and still have a commute that is on the long side plus my social life includes friends and dating. Add in my main hobbies, which is mainly reading, baking, and blogging. I also haven’t found time to get back into baking either or to train for a running race I have this Fall or even work out!

On one hand, it’s nice to see that I have a full life; it’s rewarding. However, it starts to not be so fun when I start stressing a little over the fact that I’m behind on blogging posts and book reviews.

I know one of the easiest ways to find time is to make time. I need to pick a day and time that would work best for writing up posts and scheduling them. I did initially plan on starting a habit, but then couldn’t find the time to follow through!

Maybe I need to read that habit book that’s been sitting on my shelf.

What do you do to balance work (or school or both), life, hobbies, and then blogging?

8 thoughts on “Bookish Thought: Balancing Work & Life with Blogging

    • I think for next year I’m going to get a planner just for blogging to help me keep on the schedule I made. I use my apple calendar on my phone for everything else, which seems to work.

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  1. If you ever figure it out, let me know! I’m so so busy these days and I hate that it turns book blogging into a more stressful activity when it’s supposed to be fun.

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    • Yes, exactly! I want my blog to always be enjoyable and to do that I need to keep up with the blogging. I’ll definitely do an update if I ever figure something out that works!

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  2. One of the tricks I’ve discovered for keeping a balanced life is to not add my hobbies and what I truly enjoy to my ‘to-do’ list. Since the beginning of this year, I’ve had to shift from a 9-5 (haha, yeah-right!) job as a teacher to being self-employed and sending invoices to regular employers (I’m now an Editor). The temptation to feel beholden by needing to write a blog post / read that book / bake some cakes is too much. I’ve found that as soon as I added ‘write post about ____’ on my to-do list, it took the joy out of writing. Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty; sometimes you will find time to read, write and bake – other weeks you won’t. And that is just fine. X

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