Dear Diary: Finding the Right Balance

Finding the right balance - Megan Griffin

So for a while now I keep feeling super guilty for not sticking to my blogging goal. When the year started I was determined to schedule at least two blog posts a month, now it’s nearly the end of March and I’ve only written four blog posts this year. The more I went on social media and read other blogs, the more sad I started to feel about it. Don’t get me wrong I love seeing my friends produce amazing content on both social media and their blogs but I couldn’t help beating my self up about the fact I wasn’t doing the same.

Finding the ‘right balance’ is something I’ve been thinking about for quite sometime now and I actually had a half written blog post about this a year ago. I personally find getting the right balance really difficult and often feel bad about myself if I’m not achieving loads of great things in my spare time.

I work full time as a marketing executive and I absolutely love my job, but sometimes it gets very hectic and stressful. As a result I find myself not having much free time in the week and when I do all I wanna do is watch TV and sleep, but that’s okay because I work damn hard. However, it then gets to around a month and I haven’t even thought about my blog and then I start to beat myself up about it. It’s not that I don’t like updating my blog and writing blog post, in fact I love having my little blog, but it’s not having the time to do it that upsets me.

Last night I was laying in bed reading some blog posts written by handful of my close friends when I started to realise, when I write a blog post it doesn’t have to be a thousand word easy, it can just be a couple of short and sweet paragraphs. Because the way I look at it is, at the end of the day I’m in charge of my blog and I decide what I wanna write about and post and if I want to just write a couple of lines about something I care about then that’s what I’ll do.

This post is a bit of a waffley one, but it’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a while, just haven’t known how to. If anyone else struggles with this problem of work/personal life balance and finding the time to keep up a hobby, please let me know in the comments below, and if you have any tips on how to manage the struggle that’ll be even better!

As always, thank you for reading!

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  1. This is such an important lesson – you don’t have to do it ALL. Sometimes a few words or pictures can say as much as a 1000 word post. Guess we all just need to learn not to be so hard on ourselves! xxx

  2. I’ve been wanting to write about a similar topic recently and you’ve just made me open up my blog and just write what I want to write. I often see these posts about balancing life in a more detailed way, they’ve given tips and recommended ways to balance work and a blog. It was nice to just read it in a diary format instead of this structured blog post that took so much planning. I’m going to write a post on my feelings and an update on my life now with out comparing it to other peoples work xxx

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