So I’m onto day 5 of Blogmas and Vlogmas and honestly, so far I’m loving it! I feel like my days are so much more structured and every night I’m going to bed feeling like I’ve really achieved something. I’m the first to admit that I’m not the most consistent person ever and I usually start something but often don’t finish it, take inktober for example. However, I’m feeling so motivated and dedicated to seeing both Vlogmas and Blogmas through until the end.
One of my fears was that I wouldn’t be able to keep my work/family life balanced while dedicating so much time to writing, filming and editing but it has quickly become part of my daily routine and once the writing and editing is done I’m actually finding myself more motivated to get other things done too. I’ve spent the last two weeks redecorating the bedroom with Sean, and that in itself is quite time consuming but we are getting there slowly but surely.
I’m starting to feel like I have this stuff all balanced out, I work for around six hours during the day while the children are at school and Sean is at work and then in the evenings we do things together as a family. I haven’t got that nagging guilt that I haven’t achieved enough in the day hanging over my head and I don’t feel obliged to work in the evenings while neglecting the family. I’m in such a good place and I feel like it’s all coming together nicely.
I know this may seem like I’m rambling but I felt inspired to share with you the benefits I’m already feeling by forcing myself to be consistent. It’s been really making me analyse my time and I’m really starting to see how much I can achieve each day. I’m not overloading my to-do list and I’m making sure I really to schedule in family and me time. I did speak about this in a post previously about dedication over motivation, and I’ve been really making sure I use all of my own advice.
Another benefit to making myself write every day is that I’m practically overflowing with ideas for more posts, videos, Etsy products and art projects. I did worry that I’d run out of things to say and do but it’s simply not been the case. I’m so excited to keep up this momentum and to push myself out of my comfort zone. Sorry for the rambly, unstructured post today but I was simply bursting to share my thoughts and feelings with you
Love & Light to you all