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There are not enough hours in the day. There, I said it. The old cliché still definitely rings true.
I’m currently writing this post in a doughnut shop at 11:30 at night. Why, you ask? Well I worked a full day but got home late to find out a tree had fallen on our power line from a storm. We haven’t had power in who knows how long. I still had to take my photos for the post, so I had to feng shui my apartment so the natural light left was next to a table. Then, I had to scarf down dinner and pray we had power again by the time I got back. Spoiler alert: we didn’t, so I packed everything back up and headed out to the 24 hour doughnut shop.
I can’t make this stuff up.
This is my life every day. Maybe not the tree on the power line, but it is always something. I work a full-time job in an office over an hour away from my house. I spend an average of three hours a day in the car, and I never work a typical 9-5; it’s always more. I care more about this blog than almost anything else, so I devote a chunk of time when I get home to working on new content, responding to comments, planning my editorial calendar, and catching up on emails. Plus, at some point I like to see my husband, friends and family and cuddle my fur-babies. In my spare time, I thought it would be fun to edit a book. Literally, my mom and I have a book coming out in 2018. Oh, and next month Stephen and I are moving to a house.
Am I crazy? Yes, I am totally and completely insane. How do I do it? Well, today, I’m going to let you in on my secrets. Here’s are 5 tips on how to have enough energy and maintain your busy schedule.
Keep moving. If I stop, I nap and then nothing gets done. I’m a fidgeter at my desk. I shake my legs, get up and walk around, literally anything to keep me moving and awake.
Perfect the art of multitasking. I mentioned earlier that I spend an average of three hours a day in the car. I schedule ALL my phone calls during those commuting hours. That gives me time to finish up any calls from the day, catch up with my friends, call my mom, etc. I am always talking to someone in the car. If I don’t have a phone call, I’m outlining blog posts in my head or thinking about a brand I want to pitch. I am never just zoned out driving.
Prioritize. I’m not perfect and I sure as heck can’t do it all. I’ve really had to learn how to prioritize. This week, I had to take a sick day, and I thought all hell was going to break loose. It didn’t, but I really had to prioritize my to do list. Unfortunately, my house is never clean because I always bump it to the bottom of the list, but keep deadlines and family near the top. I like to number my list and always make sure I complete the top 5 that day.
Make sleep a priority. While I do have a full schedule, I hardly ever sacrifice sleep. I would say “never,” but since I already admitted I started this post at 11:30, I would be a hypocrite. I need 8 hours of sleep or I am too cranky to be around, so I really strive to make sleep a serious priority and try to get a full night every night.
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