Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Hey all! Happy Monday to you!
I’ve decided at the last minute that I’m going to take a week off from the blog. A little impromptu vacation…except that I won’t be doing fun, vacation-y things. I’ll be doing necessary, non-blogging-related, work-type things.
Which brings me to my question…
How do you find balance in your everyday life?
I’ll admit that I struggle with this on a daily basis. And so far, I haven’t figured out the secret.
I love to blog. Absolutely LOVE.IT. I love working on projects, putting my creativity to use, taking pictures of my DIY projects, editing pictures, writing blog posts, looking at other people’s projects and homes for inspiration, tweaking and “decorating” my blog, etc. I love reading other blogs, commenting, interacting with people on Facebook…
I could go on and on. I simply love every aspect of it.
But I tend to be a workhaholic, for lack of a better word. I mean, it’s difficult to consider this “work”, because I love it so much. But it’s easy to be consumed with it, and to leave precious little time for other things. Other things are constantly demanding my attention, but I’m constantly telling those things to be quiet, and I’ll get to them later. But I never do.
So I’ve decided to take a week and focus on those other, not-so-fun, real-life things. I hate the thought, but it’s necessary.
I often wonder how other people do it, especially other bloggers who have really successful blogs while also caring for their children an keeping their homes neat and clean. How in the world do they do it? And it’s not just bloggers. There are plenty of non-blogging women who work full-time jobs outside the home, who also manage to take care of their children, and their other responsibilities.
If you’re one of these people, what’s your secret? What time-management secrets do you have? How to you manage to get it all done? I’d love to learn!
If you’re a blogger, how do you schedule everything that you need to do for your blog, as well as get “real-life” stuff done? Share your insights, please!
Unfortunately, I haven’t learned those secrets yet, which is why it’s necessary for me to take a blogging break and focus on other things. I’ll still be posting features from other talented bloggers, and there will still be a link party this Friday. I just won’t be posting my own projects, and I won’t be around Facebook as much.
Here’s to a super-productive week! And I’ll be back next Monday to share my own projects with you.
(By the way, if you showed up this morning hoping to share what you accomplished for Make It Happen Monday, I’d still LOVE for you to share your projects! Tell me about it, or leave a link in the comments!)
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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