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!