Working & Blogging
Hello, here is a story about blogging while holding a full time or part-time job. Most moms who blog have little kids running around. As for me, my kids are teens, they are 16 and 21. They both have plans of their own and daily schedules. But still I have to make time for my teenage daughter and my husband, who loves to be with me when I’m not at work. Squeezing in blogging time is not happening at most. So I would have to do blogging on my days off and writing on my lunch times.
My son, on the other hand, doesn’t demand time from me, he simply just goes with the flow. A little appreciation and small attention will go a long way with him.
What I did to make time
• Doable goals
• Me time
Prioritize Blogging Time
I usually want to blog when I’m home but that doesn’t all ways happen. Cooking dinner or helping my daughter with her projects usually takes up some of my time. But I love them and am willing to be there for them. I often blog when everyone is at school and at work. Usually my day off. Yes! Me time!
Finally, I needed a way to hold me accountable and make blogging time a priority as much as its important. I learn from Suzi, that blogging consistently will help me grow. So, I will be consistent. Yep! That is my goal for now. At least I will work on it.
Sometimes, procrastinating is my stumbling block. I tend to put blogging off because I’m running errands, on social media, watching youTube videos, and/ or catching up on sleep. Everyday, I tell myself “I will blog tomorrow morning”.
If I end up not making time, I will have to make myself do so.
Setting doable goals
Goals? What goals did I have when I started my blog? Hmm! First I wanted to share my stories about what God has done and is doing in my life. I thought if I could just share all about God, telling short stories, maybe it’ll help someone out there in their life and get closer to Christ. You know, plant seeds.
I think I was putting too much pressure on myself that it drove me to a road block of procrastination. I struggled with getting to my computer and start typing.
My problem was I looked at blogging as work. So…I changed that to “Me Time”. Looking at blogging as working just doesn’t help but seeing blogging as “me time” is less stressful and more creative juices flows out. Love it! Love it!
Switching my frame of mind to see blogging as me time, has begun to be very easy. Because if I thought of it as work. I don’t think I will ever write.
Blogging for me is comforting and my mind begins to flow peacefully until I hit a block. When this happens, I simply do something else, like taking a break, then come back and start where I left off.
During my lunch was the perfect time to write. I have at least an hour to myself. I use this time to write my post or even finish a post. To do this, I purchased a journal book from Walmart.
Many times, when I do this, some ideas start to flood my mind and thankfully, I have my book to jot them all down. I also use a planner to do more than one thing.
I have been working on me time for about a month now and have managed to post two new stories. I love this new way, Me Time.
I will soon tell my story of my journey in blogging, how I started to now.
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