Blogging is truly one of my biggest passions and something I would love to do for the rest of my life as a career in the future. However, blogging is one of those careers that could take months or years to make an income big enough to live off of. That dream doesn’t seem too out of reach, but for right now, working three jobs and blogging is what my weekdays look like. Yep, three jobs. Although they all aren’t full-time, it’s definitely hard to juggle everything at once, but it is possible! Here is how I juggle three jobs as well as making time for blogging.
Make a Schedule
Sticking to a schedule is key to be able to handle my work load. Once I get my work schedules for the week, I sit down and write everything down onto one calendar. Seeing everything I have to do for the weeks ahead makes it easy for me to scope out my few moments of free time for blogging and any other activities or appointments I need to squeeze into the week.
Where can my time be most valuably spent? I have to think about this when I make my to-do list for the day. Although I can get most of my workload completed for the day, I can’t finish it all, all the time. On busy days like those, I have to put my most important tasks at the top of the list. Sadly, as of right now, blogging isn’t my career, it’s a hobby, so actual job related things are going to be near the top of the list. When I have my days off, blogging things shoot straight to the top. Always prioritize your most important activities for the day so when you do have a free moment, you don’t have to be stressing about those must-get-done chores.
Using My Time Wisely
With three jobs, free time is hard to come by, so when I do have free time, I can’t waste it! Whether it mean bringing my laptop to work to use on my breaks or waking up a few minutes early just so I can write a post. Time in my life is so valuable because I’m busy almost every waking second, so I can’t afford to sit and goof off. If I need to get work done, I need to get it done!
Scheduling Tools Are Your Friend
Scheduling apps are God’s gift to the blogging world. My stress load is cut in half when I use scheduling tools such as Tailwind or Hootsuite. I can type out my posts on social media and set what time I want them all to go live! I don’t have to worry about finding time to post all my content or update social media because these apps do it for me. It saves me so much time and opens up more of my day for other tasks I can complete.
Accept That I Can’t Do It All
I’m only one person in this world and I can only do so much. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to complete every little thing I want to do on my to-do list. It annoys the crap out of me that I’m always going to be disappointing someone or something, but that’s life, and I’m not perfect. So when I do accomplish big tasks, I give myself and extra congratulations and praise for the fact that I’m taking on all of this work. It’s not easy, but the fact that I can come home and be proud of everything I do makes it all worth it.
Find a Day Off
I work, A LOT, soon to be 60 hours a week. Life gets to be too much sometimes and I’m not afraid to take some time off. Getting a rest day is crucial. If you overwork yourself, you’re not going to be very helpful to anyone let alone yourself. I can’t tell you how many times work has stressed me out to the point of major rage and tears. Days off help me regain my focus for the few weeks ahead and reignite my passion for everything else I do.
How do you find time to blog if it isn’t your full-time job? Leave a comment below!