FOWI: Finding the right balance

Sunday, 30 August 2015

FOWI - Focusing on what's important



Term time is about to begin and for many, including me, this means that I have to juggle much more on my plate. Throughout the summer, I have been waking up late and haven't had the most productive days; this has been great but reality is now knocking on the door and I know this can't happen anymore. I enjoy doing many things and like to have all of these hobbies, however, I need to find the right balance between everything or I will soon be swimming in all of it! 

Blogging, I discovered years ago but only had the courage to start this year and since then I have enjoyed every minute of it. To start, I didn't have a schedule, I just uploaded whenever but after a while, I found that posting every Wednesday and Sunday worked out well for me. This continued until exam season crept up on me and it all got too much - blogging had to be my second priority. I wrote a post around that time explaining my choices and everyone seemed to be very understanding. Then, summer came along and I was in my blogging element - for a while, I uploaded every other day!! I feel that I had so much more time to blog in the summer, although the summer isn't quite technically over, and it was great! Now, I am going to go back to my Wednesday and Sunday schedule - I hope that's alright for everyone! I would just rather upload posts that I'm proud of than lots of make-do ones! This, for me, is a good balance because I plan to write posts on Saturday and keep them as a draft until a post is due up. 

Aside from blogging, I have some other hobbies. I regularly play badminton and I dance on the weekends. For the moment, I really want to keep these up because it gives me a chance to exercise often and it gets my mind away from the stress of everyday life. If I can't afford to go to these clubs because of other commitments, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and stop going until everything settles down! 

Something that I know has to stop is my obsessive Netfilx and Youtube bingeing! I can spend hours on end watching both of them whilst procrastinating  what I should be doing! When I get home from my day, I need to complete everything that I need to do before relaxing. 

This year, I will have to make some big decisions about prioritising my time to find the best balance I can. If you are in a similar situation to me, what are your tips on finding the right balance?  

xox



10 comments:

  1. Great post! I won't get home from college till late as it is far away from where I live. So after my dinner and having a shower, I will work on blog things and college work. At college I will make use of all my frees and the library to do work! :)

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Sounds like an excellent plan! I hope you get on well with college this year!

      xox

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  2. Great post! I've been getting up too late this holiday and I'm sure going back to school on Tuesday will be a shock.
    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah, good luck for when you go back :)

      xox

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  3. I need to focus on what's important too! When I go back to uni this month, I'll definitely need to focus on studying, but hopefully I still have time to write lots of blog posts.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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    1. Yes! I love your blog, so I will be keeping up-to-date with all your posts! Good luck for uni!

      xox

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  4. I'm so glad that you found the courage to blog this year because I absolutely love your blog! As far as finding the right balance goes for me, it's a bit of trial and error at the start of the year, but soon you find a good speed for yourself! :)x

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    1. Thank you so much! This has made my day! Yes, I totally agree with your point - you just need to get going and then things will hopefully work out!

      xix

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  5. It's always good to have priorities - It makes balancing life much easier! I had to really cut back on posts when I was in sixth year as I knew school had to come first, but I hated doing it. Also, I definitely know what you mean about Netflix - I recently started That 70s Show & I'm now addicted. It's a habit I must break! x

    www.zoecoco.com

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    1. Yeah, you just have to do what's right for you at that time! Haha, I've heard that show is quite good!

      xox

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

FOWI: Finding the right balance

FOWI - Focusing on what's important



Term time is about to begin and for many, including me, this means that I have to juggle much more on my plate. Throughout the summer, I have been waking up late and haven't had the most productive days; this has been great but reality is now knocking on the door and I know this can't happen anymore. I enjoy doing many things and like to have all of these hobbies, however, I need to find the right balance between everything or I will soon be swimming in all of it! 

Blogging, I discovered years ago but only had the courage to start this year and since then I have enjoyed every minute of it. To start, I didn't have a schedule, I just uploaded whenever but after a while, I found that posting every Wednesday and Sunday worked out well for me. This continued until exam season crept up on me and it all got too much - blogging had to be my second priority. I wrote a post around that time explaining my choices and everyone seemed to be very understanding. Then, summer came along and I was in my blogging element - for a while, I uploaded every other day!! I feel that I had so much more time to blog in the summer, although the summer isn't quite technically over, and it was great! Now, I am going to go back to my Wednesday and Sunday schedule - I hope that's alright for everyone! I would just rather upload posts that I'm proud of than lots of make-do ones! This, for me, is a good balance because I plan to write posts on Saturday and keep them as a draft until a post is due up. 

Aside from blogging, I have some other hobbies. I regularly play badminton and I dance on the weekends. For the moment, I really want to keep these up because it gives me a chance to exercise often and it gets my mind away from the stress of everyday life. If I can't afford to go to these clubs because of other commitments, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and stop going until everything settles down! 

Something that I know has to stop is my obsessive Netfilx and Youtube bingeing! I can spend hours on end watching both of them whilst procrastinating  what I should be doing! When I get home from my day, I need to complete everything that I need to do before relaxing. 

This year, I will have to make some big decisions about prioritising my time to find the best balance I can. If you are in a similar situation to me, what are your tips on finding the right balance?  

xox



10 comments:

  1. Great post! I won't get home from college till late as it is far away from where I live. So after my dinner and having a shower, I will work on blog things and college work. At college I will make use of all my frees and the library to do work! :)

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sounds like an excellent plan! I hope you get on well with college this year!

      xox

      Delete
  2. Great post! I've been getting up too late this holiday and I'm sure going back to school on Tuesday will be a shock.
    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, good luck for when you go back :)

      xox

      Delete
  3. I need to focus on what's important too! When I go back to uni this month, I'll definitely need to focus on studying, but hopefully I still have time to write lots of blog posts.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I love your blog, so I will be keeping up-to-date with all your posts! Good luck for uni!

      xox

      Delete
  4. I'm so glad that you found the courage to blog this year because I absolutely love your blog! As far as finding the right balance goes for me, it's a bit of trial and error at the start of the year, but soon you find a good speed for yourself! :)x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! This has made my day! Yes, I totally agree with your point - you just need to get going and then things will hopefully work out!

      xix

      Delete
  5. It's always good to have priorities - It makes balancing life much easier! I had to really cut back on posts when I was in sixth year as I knew school had to come first, but I hated doing it. Also, I definitely know what you mean about Netflix - I recently started That 70s Show & I'm now addicted. It's a habit I must break! x

    www.zoecoco.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, you just have to do what's right for you at that time! Haha, I've heard that show is quite good!

      xox

      Delete

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