I can’t do everything. And I need to accept that

Here’s a post about how I am constantly trying to juggle everything in my life, then realising that I can’t do everything once I crash and burn.

I’ve written previously about how I juggle full-time work with blogging and on top of that. But I find myself trying to fit so much more into my life, that sometimes it all becomes too much.

I always find when one area of your life is thriving, the other areas in your life start to decline.

When I’m putting my all into my work and career, my blog and social life suffer.

When I’ve lead a busy social life, my blog goes to the background and I fail to concentrate at work.

Or if my blog is at the forefront, I find my creativity at work declines.

I can’t seem to get a good balance of life right now. But does anyone actually have it nailed?

I’ve always liked to lead a busy life. In my opinion, if all you’re doing is going to work and coming home, then what are you actually doing with the rest of your time?

I’ve always loved filling my day with extra-curricular activities. Even at school and University, where my education wasn’t enough. I had to fill it with after-school clubs like drama and dance classes, seeing friends, dinner plans, going out to the Student Union.

I like cramming as much into my day as possible, as I feel overall really productive and I’ve used my time well.

Even now, I work full-time and I run a blog, I still like to add more into my day.

Whether it’s seeing friends, going to the gym, practising singing, doing an open mic night, writing blog posts, seeing Josh or attending blogging events. My life is filled with plans.

But I sometimes have to realise that I can’t do everything.

There have been days where I have come home after work and have completley crashed.

I’ve mentioned that I suffer from a little thing called Concentration Fatigue from when I have to really concentrate on listening to huge amounts of information when working, so when I’ve had one of those days where everything has been thrown at me, I’m out for the count. 

I’ve been known to just crash and fall asleep at 8pm-9pm at night. Sometimes even with my clothes and lights still on.

As much as I wake up feeling refreshed, I can’t help but wake up feeling annoyed at myself that I didn’t take advantage of my evenings more and I feel frustrated that I wasn’t productive.

If I’ve written a blog post, I feel so productive, but usually that leaves me staying up till very late at night, causing me to feel tired the next day at work.

I just can’t seem to get a good balance, and I’m not sure how I can fix it.

I admire those people who manage to maintain a full-time job, a relationship, a blog, a social life, keep up with the latest social media trends and fashion trends and still be able to function as a human being.

There are days where I don’t feel like I can adult. 

EverythingBut sometimes, it’s okay to do nothing.

I’m learning to accept that it’s okay to have a break. And it’s okay to do nothing but chill out, have a bath, relax in bed and stick an easy watch Netflix series on.

I don’t have to work all the hours, everyday. I’m not a robot. I’m a human being. 

That’s what evenings and weekends are for: to relax. 

I think from now on, I’m going to focus on not over-working myself and try not to accomplish everything, but simply know when to take it easy and do one thing at a time.

So if you’re reading this post, this is your reminder to take a break from your busy day-to-day life and focus on yourself and your self-care.

Do my rambles make sense?


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    A quote from a book I once read:
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    Think about that carefully, changing the emphasis of the words!

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