25 thoughts on “Time Management | Work, Blog & Life in General – Finding the Balance”

  1. Great post, so many good tips! I think my personal recommendation, and one you touched upon was to make content wherever you are, or in my case just always be prepared to write, doesn’t matter if you’re out at the shops, or walking in the park or as you said, on a lunch break it’s important to be open to the creative process. I get a lot of my writing done when I’m not intending to write and so I whip out my phone and take notes until the inspiration fades, then get back to whatever I was doing!

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    1. Thank you~! πŸ˜€
      That one is great! You never know when inspiration strikes and it’s better for you to write the ideas so you remember them later! Completely true! πŸ˜€ I don’t really use that though, I’ll just write a mental note and it’s rare that I forget about those ideas afterwards! πŸ˜› But for people who tend to forget I completely agree with you 1000% ^.^

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  2. Great post. I think the idea of finding the way you work best is an important one too, as everyone will find different schedules work best for them. For me, I try to write most of my posts a good month or so in advance. So, right now, i’m working on the brunt of my May posts and finishing some late April pieces. WIthout that, I woudl fail horribly at doing a minimum of five posts a week average.

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  3. I’m a little worried because you seem to think of this blog as work and the schedule your setting yourself up for seems a little punishing. And that’s coming from me…. This said I am naturally going to encourage anything that get’s me more Arthifis content!

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    1. Don’t be πŸ™‚ Yes I see this blog as “work” one that I really enjoy and I would never get tired of it! So, yeah I do want to try to do career out of this since it’s the first time I do something that I really never feel that I don’t feel like it! ^.^So don’t worry, is not like I’m going to be too hard on myself (I mean I am, but I am like that in everything you do) what I mean is that I’m not just going away if things are not going as good as I wanted! I have my priorities straight again xD

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  4. This was a great post I really enjoyed reading it! You have some great tips and ideas about how to manage time! I do sometimes blog during my breaks at university and I can chip away at things that way! I wish I could multitask whilst also watching anime! Anime has to have my full attention or I miss out on things I can look away for a second and miss something completely πŸ˜‚ I also watch youtube videos before I sleep! I find it so relaxing to put aside time to catch up on my favourite creators! πŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You always know what to say to make feel good about myself >.<

      Ahahah I do understand that and there are many things that I can't do while watching Anime. Ironing is the only one that seems to work xD

      Really? Cool! And here I thought that I was the only one! Completely agree with you! I usually watch/listen to Kpopp and she just has the kind of voice that makes me relax ^.^

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      1. Aww no problem I’m glad I can say things that can do that for you! That makes me happy πŸ˜„

        At least you have something you can do and complete whilst watching anime! πŸ˜† I cannot do much of anything if I want to watch anime other than sit and watch it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Yeah all the time! You’re definitely not! I can’t say I know her honestly but I watch all sorts depending on my subscription box that day πŸ˜„

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  5. This really hist home with me lately as my work schedule has recently become more demanding, and more and more stuff keeps popping up in my life.There are times when I can get writing done at work, and other times when i’m just way too busy and my blog definitely suffers for it.

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    1. Don’t talk me abou it! We are hosting an event April 10th and I’m basically the only person in marketing who also ends up doing all the design, so yeah lately it has becoming more and more demanding >.< I really am running full speed ahead. I think my blog still didn't suffer from it, but I did have times where my work was not as good as if I had more time to do it. But oh well, that's the life of blogging and working at the same time I suppose. I'm just happy that I'm able to do it at all xD

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  6. Ah, always a much read subject, how to do everything you want to do while still doing everything you have to do.

    I’ve read one book that helped me, and I don’t remember the name of it, but the jist was learn to say no and always do a little bit of something just for you. Prioritize that 15 minutes or hour that is yours. It was more for woman and definitely More for moms with kids, but still helpful. It didn’t tell you what to prioritize, it just told you how to, so you could still do what you needed to.

    Anyway, this was good. I liked how you set aside time for the reader and YouTube. I go through posts in the morning, before my family gets up, except now, I’m taking some extra special me time before I launch into a homework day. I watch Anime while I do dishes. I work on a post or homework in the afternoon. And then before bed I watch more anime and then read my books.

    I’ll have a job soon, currently between them, so I’ll shuffle things, but I manage to keep everything in place. It’s nice being a college student. I don’t have to pay bills yet and own a home yet.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for saying “again a must read”! I’m going to hide myself in a corner and blush my head out for a bit now…

      Ok, I’m back! πŸ˜€ Hmmm that needs interesting and I completely agree in the getting some time to yourself. Especially if you already live with your SO is just normal that you end up passing all of your time in house with that person, even if each one is doing separate things and don’t speak at all. I think it’s always important to have some time with yourself alone!

      Uuuh seems like you have a system too! πŸ˜€ I would never be able to do my reading in the morning though! First I’m way into slepping and I take a lot of time to get up. Basically everyday is a run getting ready and not get late to work ahah

      Oh yeah completely! When I was in college I did a lot of things besides studying (unless it was projects/exams period). You really should take that time and do the things you love because unfortanely when you start working you end up having less time and takes a lot more of you to be able to get home at night and still continuing pushing yourself by blogging or something that makes your brain work xD

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  7. I’m really not a morning person, id much rather stay up late. fortunately I hate having to rush In morning and so I always wake up, so I have enough time to wake up and then not be flustered when it’s time to get going. Or when I’m not working, I want to be awake before my dad asks me to make breakfast for him.

    Yes, this is truly the freest time in my life. I don’t want to miss it.

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  8. Great post! Much like A Nerdy Perspective, anime has to have my full attention or else I can’t follow it and like Matt, I write posts in advance (although what goes up on scheduled days is just an on-a-whim pick…I guess I’ll have to explain that one further sometime…).

    I definitely agree with your “Use the commute to catch up on social media” – I’ve been catching up on Boueibu Twitter/anime news updates every day, mostly around lunch break if I need a time to set, plus I’ll be checking WordPress while waiting for the bus or when there’s something of interest in my inbox.

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    1. Thank you~! πŸ˜€ I really want to be able to do that one day! Be able to have posts scheduled in advance >.< I always find difficult to write a bunch of posts on the weekend, but that would help me a lot!

      In the past I also used to catch up with WordPress posts while waiting for the bus or in the bus… But my internet data is not large enough for that bah 😦 So, only twitter for me xD

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