Balance is a word that, when you become a mom, takes on a completely different meaning. It’s something that you want but seems unattainable. You see other moms seem to have it down but no matter what you do you just can’t seem to find it. I get asked a lot, “how do you find time to do everything?” And the honest answer is I don’t. I don’t do everything, not even close. Some days I shower, get ready, clean the house, get my work done, AND make time to blog! But, most days the dishes are piled high, my hair hasn’t been washed, and Ford and I are rocking the same pajamas from the night before. And that’s okay. That’s the balance for a mom.
That being said, wanting to take on another commitment such as blogging or Instagram, does take some level of organization. It’s not always a consistent balance but I do put in some effort in order to be able to achieve my goals when it comes to our blogging and business. Today I am sharing the answer to one of the popular questions I get asked.
How do you manage your time and do it all? Pretty sure we’ve established that I don’t even come close to doing it all. What I’ve learned, in every area of life, not just blogging, is that something is always sacrificed. We seriously can’t do it all. Especially as moms, there is just more to be managed than there is time. I have a week where my home looks amazing, I meal prepped, my emails are all caught up but I didn’t spend a lot of time with friends. Another week, I played a ton with my baby, got so much done for work, blogged and posted to IG but the house is a disaster and my fiancé and I need a date.
Speaking of my fiancé, he is the reason I can do as much as I do. He is constantly checking in with me to make sure I have enough me-time or when I need help with something blog related. Communication is something we do really well in our relationship.
One thing I do is I save all of my blogging work until naptime or after bedtime. If I try to do it while Ford is awake it just adds stress and I’m giving 100% to my work or to him. Occasionally, I’ll take a couple of hours at on the weekend or one night a week to knock out some work. I usually batch my photoshoots so I only have a shoot about once every two months. And if I need pictures before then I take them myself when I find the time.
You will know VERY quickly when you’ve taken on too much and it can be stressful. My best advice is to start slow and be very selective. Also use technology to your advantage! I’ve managed to find helpful productivity apps that give me more time to do the things I love. You can get that free guide below.
I’m not the most balanced person in the world and my time management needs some work, but I try to give myself grace daily. As we all should. I am aiming for progress, not perfection and I get there by trying my best and constantly setting new goals. There will be a day where my time gets easier to manage but for now, I’ve got my adorable baby boy, my handsome fiancé to focus on, and that is my number one priority. Let me know if you have any other questions! Have a great week friends 🙂