Tuesday, 21 November 2017

HOW I KEEP A WORK/LIFE BALANCE



How do I keep a Work/Life balance? With great difficulty is the short answer haha. I have a full time job, I run my blog and I have a dog and husband, that is a lot to juggle and get the balance right. Obviously my full time job comes first, it's what pays my rent and lets me buy nice things and I'm 100% committed to it. It can be quite a stressful job with long hours some times albeit I choose to work longer hours to get stuff done and feel a sense of achievement. 

When I get home in the evenings I work on my blog and try to get on to social media as much as i can to promote my blog and interact with other bloggers. Then on top of that I have a dog to walk and give cuddles too along with housework and cooking dinner for my husband albeit he is amazing with helping me out, I just like to do my fair share too as I feel it's very unfair if i'm like sorry you need to do it all so I can blog. He also works full time as a mechanic so has a physically demanding job which would also be unfair of me to sit on my bum all night asking him to do everything. 

So now you have a bit of a background back to the original question, how do I keep a work/life balance? In all honesty I probably have 90% work 10% life which to some people is probably a bit like, you need to get a life haha but I enjoy what I do so much, I enjoy my work and I love my blog so is that not more important that you love what you do ? I mean for sure it would be my dream to blog full time or even be in a job that's really creative. 

There are times where I have taken a step back and I've taken time out of blogging when my job is really hectic and feel guilty for not spending quality time with my family. As much as I hate to give up blogging temporarily from time to time I know it needs to be done as my family is the most important to me at the end of the day. I've also been working my contracted hours, 8-4 which lets me get home, get a blog written up and tidy the house all before my husband comes home so I can spend time with him which has been really nice. I really hope I can keep up this balance as I now want to try and go to the gym more often... we will see how that goes! 

I would love to know in the comments below what your work/life balance is like? 

Love Gill x 

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