You guys I never intended to take such a long hiatus from the blog. Being such a brand new blogger I’m having a hard time juggling my time especially now that school has started. With that being said I can’t believe it’s already September! I feel like it was just yesterday when summer break was starting. The past month has been insane (hence the little break). I spent the majority of my summer working two jobs. I was working one shift in the morning and finishing off my afternoon/nights at my other job. Earning two paychecks is great but you definitely burn out fast. If I wasn’t at one of my two jobs, I was at home sleeping my life away. Trying to catch up on sleep was one of the main reasons I wasn’t putting out content like I wanted.
Fast forwarding to now. Last week was my first week back at school. I actually couldn’t wait to start school. As the summer started to wind down things started getting a little boring so I was looking forward to getting back on campus. With the first week out of the way, I can honestly say I’m still excited to be back. I just know I have my work cut out for me this semester. To kind of give you guys some background information about my day to day outside the blog: I work part-time as an office manager for a dance studio. I’m also enrolled at school full-time and I just started my internship a few weeks ago. So I’m doing all of that while juggling this blog on the side.
My blog is super important to me but I don’t dedicate as much time to it as I’d like. I always make the excuse that I don’t have enough time but I’m starting to realize that you make time for what you want to. So instead of binge-watching 4 episodes of Sugar Rush on Netflix, I could be working on content. I’ve realized that I need to prioritize my time better. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s been in a rut like this before so today I have some tips on how to utilize your time more wisely. I hope you’ll find them as helpful as I do.
Take the time to write out your goals. When I put my goals down on paper that makes them seem more attainable. It also allows you to have a clearer understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Start planning out your short-term and long-term goals. Once you’ve done that it’s now time to come up with a plan to make sure you knock them out.
Utilize A Planner
I know everyone is not a fan of using a planner. To be honest I was one of those people too until I got to college. I can’t stress how useful having a planner is. Having a visual of your calendar and being able to write down what needs to get done and when is so helpful. I use two different planners, EPIC BLOG and a Happy Planner. With the EPIC BLOG planner, I am able to plan out my content, jot down ideas, keep up with my stats, and more. Whereas with my Happy Planner it allows me to keep up with my HW assignments, when bills are due, and etc.
Ask yourself “what could you be doing?” instead of saying “I don’t have anything to do.”
The truth is, there’s always something to do. Especially if you’re a college student. Maybe you could be taking the time to turn in that assignment early. Or even studying for a test. And If you’re a blogger you can be prepping content for next month. Going through your photos from your most recent shoot, or planning out your Instagram feed. There’s always something that needs to be done. So even if you’re not in college or you’re not a blogger take the time to figure it out. What could you be doing?
Take It One Day at a Time
This one is really important. Rome was not built in a day. Neither were the Heavens and the Earth. Working nonstop will always result in burnout. Yes, it’s important to set goals and to try and knock them out but don’t beat yourself up about it. Recharge when you need to, indulge in a new book, or try out that new restaurant you’ve been talking about. Or even spend a night at home watching your favorite movies. You don’t always have to feel guilty about enjoying yourself when you know there’s work to be done. It’s all about balance.