Do you struggle to do blogging along with your day job and family?
If you nod your head for my above question, then this beneficial post is for you.
It’s never easy being a blogger trying to juggle a full-time job with a family! Getting time to carry out the blogging tasks can be a challenge for the one with a day job and kiddo at home.
Blogging from home can be a wonderful blessing but it is easier to be distracted and tougher to stay focused and disciplined. As I have been work from home since 2010, I’ve really struggled a lot with my time management but I’ve learned a lot that has helped me to become more efficient and productive.
Thus, I’d like to share some helpful tips to manage blogging together with your day job and family.
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6 Effective Tips To Balance Blogging Along With Family & Work
Here are six of my effectual time management tips to supervise blogging along with day job and family:
1. Arrange designated area to work
Creating a designated place to blog is more important to stay organized. If you work in a distracting medium, your valuable time will be worn out for sure. So, arrange a peaceful work area to let your creative juice flowing in your blog posts.
Arranging a distraction-free workspace is the preliminary step in time management for blogging.
2. Identify your productive time
You need to figure out what time of the day you open the ingenious mind of yours. It might be of early morning or pleasurable evening as you have a day job; anytime it may be! But I’d advise you to schedule your important tasks when you feel most productive.
Recognizing your most dynamic time would let you complete the complicated blogging errands without delay.
3. Make a prioritized list
Whether you’re earning a steady income with your blog or not, treat your blog like a regular job and set an easy to follow schedule. Write down exactly what you plan to do for your blog and arrange the responsibilities on priority basis.
Making a prioritized list for blogging is one of the best time managing strategies which would allow you to spend quality time with your family.
4. Use Timer and Productivity app
When you begin to do the blogging task, set and start the timer. Setting a time limit to finish the blogging undertakings would help to your to get the job done with more focus. Also, you may install a list manager like Wunderlist to manage your time while working from home.
Keeping up the time by eliminating the productive killing (unessential social and email checking) activities is the most excellent way to balance blogging with the regular job and family.
5. Implement batch processing
The top time management method for blogging is to focus to do one particular task at a time. If you wander one task to another task on the priority list, you’d lost your train of thought. So, follow a set of process in blogging like researching & keywords selection on Monday, writing and publishing post on Tuesday, commenting other blogs on Wednesday, Promoting blog posts Thursday and help other bloggers and practice methods to avoid blogging burnout on Friday.
Implementing the batch process in blogging would assist you to allocate time to do household tasks.
6. Work less on weekends
If you want to gain the balancing authority to control your blogging activities together with a usual job and busy family, really be your with family & friends and take the vacation. This is relatively a new time management strategy for me which lend a hand to stay fruitful at my blogging chores.
Working less on weekends would let you get support from your family and keep blogging forever.
“We have to balance the many hats we wear in our lives”
Whether you’re a full-time blogger or a part-time blogger who has a day job, maintaining a healthy relationship with your family is vital as their support is indeed needed for your intense blogging career.
I’ve had a number of visitors ask me how I get time for my family when working on a day job, doing blogging and writing an insane amount of blog posts for my blogs. Hence, I thought to craft this blogging time management post for them.
I just want to say, I’m not perfect. But I’ve been getting better time to balance blogging besides my regular work and family.
I hope that my time managing blogging tips would help you to cope with your full-time job and family.
I’ve done revealing my secrets in making time for blogging and producing a ton! What are a few of your best time management tips for blogging? I’d like to get your wonderful views through comments.