DO YOU HAVE A GOOD WORK LIFE BALANCE?
As I work full time Monday to Friday and I also try to blog full time, or create at least two really strong posts per week. I do struggle to get the right work and life balance.
As I start work early (like, 7am early) I do get out at a good time and I’m often found typing away on there laptop in the evenings when Dave arrives home from work. I usually switch off when Dave gets in as we have very little time in the evenings to spend time together. I then persuade Dave into taking my outfit photographs over the weekend. It has been harder than usual over recent months as we’ve had lots of wedding prep to finish off, now my evenings are becoming freer now we’ve had the wedding. I’m planning my wedding posts and hoping to share them with you all in September.
I dream of giving up the Monday to Friday grind and blog full time, but until then I strive to keep creating just as strong content as other full timers. There must be plenty others out there with the struggles I face. I try to plan and schedule my content, I like to have one post scheduled ready to go live each weekend and that gives me the time to create a new piece of work. Trying to stay one step ahead really helps me. Not that this always goes to plan, often life gets in the way or I’m just lacking inspiration.
I often plan my look in the days leading up to the weekend. This really helps to take the pressure off, as I have little time to create imagery for my posts squeezing it into two days. If I’m really set on a look I will be photographing that weekend while going about our usual weekend tasks. I try to create some written words about the look or what I’ve been up to recently before we’ve even taken the photographs. As it’s this part that often takes the most time for me. By getting some ramblings down on paper, it helps when I’ve got the images that I have a starting point.
I often have lots of posts in drafts and add a little to each one till I feel they are ready to be shared. This also helps for times of illness or bad weather. It’s crazy how much the weather can play a part in creating content. Sometimes, secretly it’s nice to have a weekend off and just binge watch films if its a rainy Saturday. Then the stress kicks in and stats take a hit, as you’ve not got any content to share then its a race to try create something worthy of sharing.
I’m also a perfectionist and hate sharing work that I’m not totally in love with, this adds extra pressure but with plenty of planning, brainstorming for new ideas helps keep me on track.
Due to full-time working commitments I don’t feel I’ve fully grasped the work life balance interns off my blogging workload. I am still striving to streamline my process and ensure I have new and exciting content to share with you all.
How do you find your work life balance? Any other bloggers out there with full time jobs got any advice for a girl?
Photos – Shooting Dave