Alright, enough is enough. While I was pregnant with Ben, I told myself that I would take a brief hiatus from the online world when he was born and then pick up right where I left off as soon as I felt in control of things again. And here we are 6 months later and I’m still not fully back in the saddle yet. It’s not that he’s a duper demanding baby. Or even that I’m finding things too difficult to deal with. I did deal with a bit of postpartum depression (more on that later) but that is well and truly behind me and I feel great. My real issue is finding a balance to fit in all the things that I need/want to get done in the run of a day.
I’ll be the first to admit that I let myself get lazy. It’s so easy to put Ben down for his afternoon nap and just sit on the couch and watch TV. (Really though, daytime TV isn’t going to watch itself!) Or after he goes to bed at night, I’ll play a video game for a few hours before going to bed myself when I could be something accomplished. Nick and I have almost come to the conclusion that I could be staying home with Ben once my maternity leave is finished instead of going back to work and it’s not a decision that we’re treading on lightly. If I do stay home, I’d still like to be able to contribute to the family income in some form or another and the first thing I can think of is through this blog. I love to write and I love the relationships that I’ve made because of it. But over the past 6 months, I’ve lost a lot of the things that I had worked hard to achieve here so I will almost be starting over. To do this, I’ll need a solid plan of attack to get myself back on track and on the road to success again.
So here’s where you come in! What do you do to ensure you keep a balance in your life between family responsibilities, your blog and actually having a life? Are there specific tools that you use to help yourself accomplish your goals? Let me know!
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