26 Mar 2018

Not enough time

Lately, I’ve been feeling really anxious because it feels like that I don’t have enough time for everything. To do college and my blog, to see friends and catch up with my homework. It just feels that I don’t have enough time and I don’t know what to do about it.

I’ve been blogging since I was 17, so I was still in high school. We had a lot of homework, but still manageable. I wasn’t constantly thinking about school and homework because I wasn’t that anxious during high school. Don’t get me wrong, I still had my anxiety back then, but it was more social anxiety, being scared to talk to people and being afraid that I was going to say something wrong, than anxiety over school and time.

The first year in college, I didn’t have that much anxiety about time either. I was just doing my homework, reading a lot of books and writing blog posts here and there. I always had a blog post ready, whether it was a tutorial or a review, and I still had enough time to do my homework. My time anxiety really started this college year.

This year I’ve been struggling with my creativity. I constantly think that my blog posts aren’t good enough because I always write book reviews and some make-up tutorials, and it makes me feel like that I don’t upload anything good or anything creative because it’s always the same. Or I think that people only look at my blog for either my book-related stuff or my make-up-related stuff and then I just feel like crap. And due to these feelings and tons of homework. It feels like that I don’t have enough time to be a full-time college student and a blogger at the same time.

I constantly need to find the time to read books so I can write book reviews, I need to find creativity and inspiration to make new make-up tutorials, I need to think about lifestyle topics that I want to write about and at the same time I need to be able to finish all my homework, learn for my tests, prepare for my exams and internship. So as you can read, you can probably see that I’m really anxious about my time. I keep thinking that I don’t have enough time and it just sucks!

And then you all probably think that I am going to say to you that I found the perfect solution to my ‘problem’? Well, I gotta disappoint you. The last couple of days I’ve been watching Netflix or TV all the time instead of doing something for college or my blog… I know, I’m such a good student/blogger… But I did make a planner and a to do list so perhaps these two things are some tips I can give you! Feel free to give me some tips because they’re really welcome at the moment!

18 comments:

  1. Take a break if you need it!
    I felt my motivation for blogging start to wane a bit at the end of last year so I've mixed it up a bit content-wise. Maybe have some people on to do guestposts?
    Ooh or blog a bit about what you're watching? It's something I've always wanted to do but never found time to haha.
    But yeah, take care of yourself first and foremost and if a little break is what's needed then do it.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you for the tips, Cora! You are amazing and I love your blog! 😍😘

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  2. I am always struggling with the thought of 'I don't have time', working full-time in a corporate setting is enough for you too feel like you lack in the time department, but add exams, driving lessons, blog (with everything that comes with it) and freelance projects - you can go absolutely crazy over this thought. And then add the thought of how short life is. Boy, oh, boy, do you go crazy.
    However, I have become much better with this for the past 4 years by constantly reminding myself that I don't have to do everything at once. I have started prioritising things. Currently the most important are my education and my job.
    You don't always have to be creative. You don't always have to be super productive. Take days off just for you, regain the balance within you and the balance will come out (I sound so Buddhist here lol)

    xx,
    www.thedecemberdame.com

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    1. Thank you for the helpful tips Diana! You are awesome! 😘

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  3. Sounds like you're burnt out girl! Take some time for yourself, you don't have to do it all! It's a tough time rn as well being the end of the academic year. Look after yourself x

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    1. Yeah it feels like that I have so much to do in so little time! I will, thank you!😘

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  4. I'm sorry you've been feeling anxious lately Shirley! I think the best thing is to take a break from blogging and come back when you're ready. I always find when I've got no blog inspiration, it's best to take a step back xx

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    1. Yeah I have some posts scheduled, but I think that I'm going to do some brainstorming for some new blog ideas. If that's not going to help, I'm going to take a break I think 😊

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  5. I understand how you're feeling, feel the same at the moment too, it can be so difficult to balance everything correctly in life. I've been getting distracted by Netlflix too much recently! Just know that your posts are enough and they're really enjoyable to read xx

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    1. Awh thank you so much, Ash! That's so sweet!😘

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  6. I totally understand how you feel girl. As of July I’m Working full time and I don’t want my blog to take a back step and get left behind!

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    1. It's so difficult but we can do this!😊

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  7. I can totally relate, I've been re-branding my blog for what feels like forever as I just don't have the time. Take some time out, make lists, you've got this!xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Jaime!😘 You've got this too!😘

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  8. I think a break from your blog would help. It will let you focus on college work and get a lot out of the way. It might even help inspire you to write soemthing new. Don't forget to take time out for yourself!

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    1. It's Easter break next week so perhaps I can take the time to relax and not think too much about college and everything. Thanks for the tips, Evie!😘

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  9. Having so many things to juggle can be very overwhelming sometimes.and sometimes you really just want to watch some Netflix and not think about uni/college and blogging. So take some time off, if you need it.

    Sophie xxx

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! When everything gets too much, I'll take a break! xo

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