Doing everything at once

Posted in Life
on November 3, 2015

P1040861_6I can’t believe I’m only just sitting down at 11pm to write this blog post, please excuse it’s crappiness but I’m severely falling behind.

As some of you may know I’m currently juggling running my own business (which takes up SO MUCH time), NANOWRIMO (which takes up more time than I’d anticipated) and blogging, which is the only thing on my “to-do” list that doesn’t make my stomach turn. Maybe because I’m in control of it. I’m in control of what I post, and when I post it. I’m in control of the whole thing and don’t have deadlines hanging over my head. If I happened to miss a post then there’d only be me that I’d be disappointing, you know. And yet, it’s the blogging that I’m somehow losing.

In October I learned that doing everything is hard work. There’s always something I have to sacrifice and it’s a pain in the butt. I want to get all my “worky” stuff done, as well as writing a novel with 50K characters, taking all the photos for my blog and scheduling the post, having all the lush baths, and going for walks and doing the other things that I love. I’m failing with my reading and photography, and I feel like I’m doing nothing that I LOVE love anymore, with other things that I once did LOVE becoming a chore.

I feel like I spend too much time trying to make other people happy that I have to sacrifice my own happiness in return. I’m too busy doing things that other people want me to do, and forget to do the things that I want to do for myself. Juggling is hard especially when the hours in the day seem to be getting shorter, I swear they only last for about 5 hours nowadays.

Basically I need your tips and advice, how on earth do you juggle a million and one things and not get so stressed out? HELP.

I’m hoping in November I learn to stay on top of everything and make time in the day for doing the things I love, or you know, maybe I’ll grow 10 pairs of hands. That would just be fab.

I hope you all have a lovely month, and I apologise if my blogging schedule is all over the place. I promise I’m working on it.

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  • Oh Bekka! I have no tips, just good vibes to send your way. NANOWRIMO is so hard, I take my hat off to you.

    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    • Haha thanks Imogen <3

  • Have you considered featuring guest posts on your blog? That way you can have control over your blog but also not neglect it during those really stressful times when you just don’t have time to blog even though you REALLY want to.

    Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF

    • That’s a good idea actually, thanks Nihaad Xx

  • Serena

    Sorry to hear this, Rebekka! I went through a similar sort of crisis a few months ago, and I decided it was time for a blogging break. But since it sounds like you really enjoy blogging, maybe you could cut the posts down to once a week for a while, and if you feel inspired/have time to write more, save them as drafts and stockpile for a rainy day.

    A few other suggestions: Use photos you already have (we’ll never know!). Set a bed time for yourself and make it a priority to read for at least x minutes beforehand. Take breaks! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, go for a 5-minute walk or take that lush bath. (gosh, I’m beginning to feel like maybe I should just go write a blog post about this… 🙂 ) I hope this helps!

    • Hahaha thats good advice! You definitely should write a blog post about it haha. Thanks Serena! <3

  • I’m exactly like that! I wish I could give tips but I’m trying to figure out how to do stuff and not be stressed as well – if you ever need to talk you can always DM me on Twitter or wherever 🙂 Hope we can sort this out soon! <3

    • Aw thank you! Good luck Xx

  • OMG I feel the same! There are so much things I have to do and so many things I want to do! So I don’t really have advice for that, maybe except to take a few breaks here and there, along with planning. (I try to be organized, and I am still trying to find a way that works for me.) Oh, and I saw your bucket list and I love the idea! It is kind a reminder to have dreams and to live, if you know what I mean.
    Good luck! xx
    Marie-Pier

  • I know this feeling! I tend to take a step back from everything and make a ‘priority list’, things that need doing basically! I’ll do them, and then I’ll focus on things such as my blog! Blogging shouldn’t be a chore! Hope this helps lovely xx

    http://www.gabriellaloves.com

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