You’ve been on a role with your blog, and have been putting out articles every week or so then all of a sudden you’ve notice that you’ve been slacking or someone else might have noticed you’ve been slacking…being able to tap into your creative side while handling real life responsibilities at the same time, 24/7 could be very difficult. Both are extremely important aspects of your life. Your creative side is that part of you that makes you feel free, it could make you tap into a different part of yourself that you love to express. But let’s be honest, if you are in school, work two or more jobs, or have children to take care of, those responsibilities will seem more important. This is aimed towards bloggers/writers but if you are creative in any way this could apply to you also. Either way, here are 4 ways to balance your creative and real life journey.
- Find your inspiration
Remember when you first came up with the title of your blog? Your logo? Your merch? Or most importantly your fan base? Those are just a few memories that can remind you of when you felt the most inspired. Sometimes it could get tough, and it may even feel overbearing at times too. But being inspired requires you to have an open heart and an open spirit, and that open heart, and spirit can allow your creative juices to start flowing with confidence, energy and determination.
- Stay on your toes
Once you have noticed you’ve been slacking on your blog you will start to think of all of the things that you could have wrote about or will like to write about, which is great! That means the passion is still there you just have to find it, grab it and let it out. So, stay on top of all of the daily news, entertainment, sports, or whatever you write about. Just stay up on the current events, and it won’t kill you to plan ahead. Be organized, when you are ready and found your inspiration, you should have a few potential pitches in mind to write up and send out.
- Time management
This is one of the keys to success! Honestly, truly. You will drive yourself crazy without time management. Some people might work fine without it but this is a key that you would want to keep and go by for the rest of your life. We are all busy with real life responsibilities but the key is simple, just start off by taking 1 hour out of the day to write. After you’ve been writing for 1 hour for a few days start writing for 2, then 3 hours. You’re just getting back into the groove of things so baby steps for now.
If you’re anything like me and the rest of the millennials out there, you go out almost every weekend. Well, weekends are actually great free time to brain storm, catch up on content, and events for your blog. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE UP SOME OF YOUR WEEKENDS. Trust me, it’s not that hard after you do it. Happy hours, clubs, and litbacks are not going anywhere. Weeknights could be an option also.
Just remember, balance is not something you find, it’s something that you creative. Honor this journey. #ApplyPressure
“Cole under pressure, what that make? Diamonds” -J. Cole