Do you also ask yourself how others are reconciling partner, children (in case you have), friends, job and scrapping? Sometimes I am not able to balance it at all and sometimes I am surprised how easy it is…
I do not know how others are managing and dealing with this; would be interesting to know. I just can write how my time management looks like. I used the word time management on purpose, as that’s the key in order to get all those things, one has or would like to do, done in the the time one has. All those things, that is for me my husband, my full-time job, sport, being creative, sleep, blogging, the household partially, and since recently also academic studies. That’s a lot for 7 x 24 hours. Especially, when you consider, that with job and commuting 11 hours are already gone per day and another 7-8 hours for sleep. What is left are 5 hours per working day and some more on the weekends. That still sounds like a lot of spare time…and still there is a lack of it. That was a bit strange to me at first glance, but when I looked closer, those 5 hours on workdays melted away: 1 hour in the morning to get ready, 1-2 hours in the evening with diner and my husband. And then there were 2-3 hours. Within the week, I might manage to make a card or removing the chaos in my scrap corner…and sometimes I am just to lazy amd surf the web 🙂
My creative time is mainly on the weekend, and I am planing it similar as I plan meeting friends or doing sports. That might sound a bit crazy or extremely organized, maybe it is. I have realized that it helps me….helps to have the time and to be more relaxed. I especially realized this since I have my planner, the bullet journal before, respectively: there are always 1000 things in my head: dates, ideas, wishes etc. The more there are, the more I am agitated and lacking concentration. And when I write everything down and structure it in my planner, I am getting relaxed….and also accomplish more. The reason for this might be, that, while writing I realize how much I would like to achieve, which wouldn’t work in the given time. And then I think about what is important or more important for me and some of my planned items are either post-poned or canceled.
How are you manage all your to-dos and find time to be creative? Do you have any tricks or supportive tool? I am looking forward to your comments 🙂