You know that saying about how you’re supposed to “stop and smell the roses”? It sounds nice and all, but who the heck has time for that these days?
For me, an average day looks something like this: Wake up, peruse Facebook and Twitter for a while, go eat breakfast, teach kids to kayak for three hours, have lunch, check some emails, kayak for three more hours, be social with people that aren’t my twelve year old kayaking kiddos for half an hour, eat dinner, attempt to do some design work without being distracted by a) boyfriend b) Twitter or c) reading blogs, somehow fit in hangout time with my boyfriend who is at this point getting angry at me for not paying him any attention, make the decision to finally go to bed but actually stay up for half an hour flicking through Twitter feeds in the dark and reading already read Facebook posts and then actually sleeping.
If you couldn’t tell, I am pretty dang busy in a day, and that’s without much of a social life, without much boyfriend time, without much time to work on my second job of design work… and don’t even think about a hobby or going to bed early because there ain’t time for that. I DON’T EVEN HAVE KIDS, PEOPLE. I don’t know how moms do it!!!
Zoe has lots of time for extracurricular activities.
The point of all this? A kick in the butt to myself of how I need to manage my time better. There are so many things that I want to be doing, but the way I go about my day means I don’t have time for any of it. As soon as I get on a computer and need to be productive, I find myself slipping off onto social media sites instead of getting design work or blog stuff done.
Who has tips? All you blogging ladies must have something to share with me… what is your secret? I have an Erin Condren planner but I find it almost TOO intense for me, so I am switching to another planner that I will be showing on the blog in the next few weeks hopefully. It’s so pretty I can’t NOT use it! I need to hold myself more accountable for time spent if Cole and I are potentially going to buy a house at the end of the year/beginning of next year, because at this point with doing design and blogging as a second job- time. is. money. Tips, anyone?