juggling studies, blogging and life

by - 12:33 PM

Hey lovelies!

Juggling two parts of your life is never easy. When both parts are both major priorities to you, and your future, it may seem daunting to have to choose one over the other. I'm slowly starting to find balance between blogging and varsity, so I wanted to share some tips.

Lists are your friend.

Seriously. I have a list of blog post ideas, to-do lists, assignment lists & client task lists (for my freelancing). Besides the fact that crossing things off of a list is so satisfactory and makes me feel super accomplished, it's great to be able to check the lists when I do have (unexpected) free time and attempt what I can.

Sort out your priorities.

For me, varsity has always come first. As much as I love blogging, if I have an exam or test coming up and I don't feel confident about it, my studies will have priority and blogging takes a back burner.

Manage your time (realistically)

If you know you have class all day from 8am until 5pm, it makes zero sense to say you'll post at 5:30pm, unless you have it all written out. Plan your blog around your studies, because (let's face it) your blog is definitely more flexible.

Discipline is key

Sticking to a calendar is honestly one of the best things you could do for yourself. After class, I block out chunks of time for any class work/studying I may need to do & have a "social media slot" of about 45 minutes. Set alarms so that you stick to this - trust me, I know how easy it is to get sucked into scrolling endlessly on Twitter and Facebook.

Mental health breaks are okay

Sometimes, after an overwhelming day/week, the last thing I want to do is blog... Like, my bed looks like the perfect place to be. This used to bother me - I'd feel SO guilty for not sticking to a posting schedule, like ever, but I'm learning my mental health comes first: never freak out about prioritising yourself.

What's your advice for juggling two parts of your life? What helps you stay balanced? Let me know in the comments below!


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