No one told us that discovering our purpose in life, would soon be replaced by intense overwhelm.
We’re writing this blog post after weeks of not having the time (or energy, frankly) to do much blogging, spend time with our community on social media, work on planning the next phase of our blog, or even spending a whole lot of time with our loved ones.
These past few weeks have been a really busy time for us at work, and it’s been hard to make time for anything else. Stress at work has made it really hard to manage our daily routines, find time to be with our kids, our spouses, work out, or even feel motivated to do anything outside of dealing with our job. Needless to say, things have been pretty difficult to manage, and we’ve been totally worn out.
For those of us who are working a full-time job, while pursing our passion in our ‘free time,’ it can be very difficult to balance between the two and it can often leave you feeling drained.
This is especially true if you have demanding jobs. We have found that we can’t just drop everything and give 100% to our side projects, and this can be frustrating. Frustrating enough to make us feel overwhelmed, unhappy and uninspired.
If you know for a fact that you’re going to have to keep your full-time job to help build your empire, then the secret to surviving that transition is going to be your ability to juggle. You can’t allow yourself to spend so much at your full-time job that you end up burnt out.
The thing is – we know we aren’t the only ones out there that are being #BOSSLADIES.
So based on our own experience over the past few weeks, here are a few strategies for finding balance in life between your job and your passion.
Make time for yourself.
A couple of weeks ago we were asked by our superstar blogging friend Emily of What Emily Said to partake in a photo-shoot supporting women entrepreneurs. This is exactly what we needed… some time to remember why we starting a blog, the love for fashion, taking some time to spend with friends, meet new friends and support local businesses.
Plan ahead for periods of imbalance.
One of our mistakes the past few weeks was not making enough time for ourselves. We allowed stress from work to completely exhaust us.
As best you can, try to plan ahead for periods of potential imbalance. The more advance planning you can do, the easier it will be to balance your job and your business.
Prioritize and schedule your tasks.
When you have to split your already limited time between your passion and your full-time job, you’re not going to be able to do everything you want to do. Constant multi-tasking is no way to balance your full-time job with your passion.
We finally feel like we are starting to live a more balanced life. Not because things have slowed down at work, but because we’re learning new ways to find that balance and harmony between both. We’re trying to get better at making time for ourselves, our families, our partners, our blog, planning, and prioritizing.
Do you struggle with finding balance in life between your job and your passions?
What are some of your strategies for balancing?
-Country meet City