Happy Wednesday! One more day to fall, my absolute favorite season of all. I am ready for the pumpkin spice everything. Since school has started back up, and my schedule is somewhat regular again, I thought I would share a day in the life post. It is difficult working full time while keeping up a blog and social media presence, but it can be done with excellent time management skills. Here are some tips for how to blog and work full time.
Tips for how to blog and work full time
It can be hard balancing a full time work schedule and finding time to blog. Here are some of the things I have found helpful along the way.
You should plan ahead and write when you have time. I am always jotting notes in my phone as blog ideas come to me. During the week, I give myself at least an hour a night to write. However, on the weekends I get the bulk of the writing and planning complete.
Learn when to say no
It is important to prioritize tasks and learn to say no to protect what’s important. Sometimes that may mean saying no to going out with friends and stay home and write. Other times, you may have to skip a post and spend time with family. It’s all about balance.
There should be quiet time set aside every day for yourself. You can use that time to take a bubble bath, do yoga, meditate or spend time with God. Whatever you choose, make it something that makes you feel good and refreshed.
My “typical” daily schedule
5:30-5:45: Wake up, social media check-ins
5:50-6:20: Morning booty call: AM run or TIU strength move of the day
6:20-6:25: Drink at least 16 oz of water (did you know you are supposed to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water? Read this for tips on staying hydrated) and quick rinse off, freshen up in the shower after morning run.
6:25-6:55: Get ready for work (yes, I can get dressed and do my hair and makeup in 30 minutes)
6:55-7:10: Make and eat breakfast (or take protein shake on the go)
7:10-7:35: Commute to work
7:35-3:45: Work. Work. Work. Work. Work.
- Around 10:00 am I have my first snack of the day: usually some fruit (a peach and almonds are my go-to)
- Around 12:00-12:30ish I have lunch. I don’t have a “lunch time” and eat on the go. Typically my lunches are leftovers from the night before, a salad, or lettuce wrap.
- Around 2:00-2:30 I have my second snack of the day: usually carrots and hummus, snack bar or a healthy snack mix
3:45-4:05: Commute home
4:05-4:45: Social Media check-ins, blog comment replys
5:00-5:50: Barre Code class at the Barre Code Plano
6:10-6:40: Make dinner- I meal prep on Sundays to make this a quicker process.
6:40-7:00: Dinner with Colton
7:00-7:10: Shower & PJs
7:10-8:30: Netflix and blogging (writing, scheduling, planning, taking photos, etc.).
8:30-9:30: Netflix and quality time with Colton (I try to put my computer away for the last hour so we can hang out)
9:30-10:00: Plan/prepare for tomorrow (read this post to know how I plan for the next day)
10:00-10:30: Quiet time/reflection on the day before bed
How do you balance your schedule? Do you have tips for how to blog and work full time? Leave me a comment below!