Discussion: Finding the Balance
Finding the Balance
I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time now, but never quite found the time. (HAH. That's amusing considering the nature of this post.) Now that my daily schedule has become even more insane, I am really struggling to find balance.
I work a full-time job. I have a dog I have to take care of and walk. I am now working out at the gym daily. Some days I have to cook. Sometimes I have to clean. I also need plenty of sleep because I deal with high schoolers on a daily basis.
Those are the mundane day to day things. As for the more fun things, there's reading, commenting, blogging, interacting via social media. And then there are times when you just need to go out and be among other human beings. Grocery shop. Meet a friend for lunch. Go to an event. Eat out.
I'm sure you can see my dilemma.
I. Am. Stressed.
When I get overwhelmed, I tend to shut down. Instead of motivating me to work harder and faster, I throw in the towel. What? I have 5 books to read and review? Yeah, Imma sit here and watch tv. Oh, I haven't done my commenting in days? I'm going to sit here and stare at Twitter and talk to people.
I know it hasn't helped that I've been in a bit of a funk lately. So that makes all these things even more difficult to do.
But GUYS. I LOVE reading. I LOVE blogging. I LOVE reading and commenting on other blogs. I LOVE interacting with you guys on a daily basis! I just need to figure out a way to balance it all, because right now it's not working for me. I don't like feeling like a bad blogger because I haven't had the energy to get everything done.
Tonya helped big time with my blogging. She plans out her blog posts for the week on the weekend. That has saved me ALOT of time at night so I can read and comment. I know some bloggers choose a day to comment and go on a commenting spree. I like that idea but too many blogs to read at one time is a little overwhelming to me.
Here's where you all come in! I'd love to hear your thoughts about how YOU ALL find a balance with all of these things. I know a lot of you have jobs or are full-time students so you're probably not in that different of a situation.