My simple answer, "I'm a busy body."
The long answer, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve that help me to get it all done. Here are my easy tips for balancing motherhood and blogger-hood...
Stay off social media At least until you get whatever it is you need to get done for the day. Social media is the biggest time-suck, in my opinion. I've never been one to like to waste time, but some days I'll find myself mindlessly checking my social media accounts multiple times a day. This is definitely something I have to work on myself.
Create a daily checklist Either the last thing I do before bed or the first thing I do in the morning is creating a to-do list for the day. Once I get it down on paper, it helps me stop dwelling on it and makes me want to take action and tackle it. There are some awesome blogging daily to-do lists out there as well to help you remember what you should be doing each day to maintain your blog.
Jack of all trades, master of none This is one of my favorite mantras for myself. That, and "You can do anything, but not everything." Basically, don't take on so much that you can't do any of it well. Nothing and nobody benefit when you're stretched too thin.
Work during school time/nap time/bed time I make it a point to try to do most of my blogging while Bean is either at school or sleeping. That, or when she's busy playing with Dad. That way I don't feel like I'm neglecting her for my blog. That will never be ok with me.
Give yourself a break Schedule in vacations on your blog. If you're at all like me, you'll keep plugging away week after week until all of sudden you're burnt out. If you force yourself to take time off here and there, you'll find that burn out will happen less and less if at all. Speaking of scheduling...
Use an editorial calendar If you've been reading bre pea. for some length of time, chances are you've already heard me RAVE about editorial calendars. I am convinced that I would get less than half the amount of blogging done than I do now if I didn't use one. Content Brew (affiliate link) is the e-course that changed how I blog forever.
Learn to say no If you've already got quite the full plate in regards to blogging duties, learn to say no when additional opportunities come your way. It's tempting to say yes to every chance to earn some extra dough or get some extra swag, but with that comes more obligations. If you're starting to feel overwhelmed, just say "No thank you."
Work from your happy place My happy place, my bed. I know some will disagree, but my favorite spot to blog from is my bed. I happen to be blogging from there as we speak. I like to use my new blogging tool while I'm all cozied-up in bed. The HP Stream is a new kind of tablet with Intel Inside®. It's like a super fast mini-computer because it has a built-in Intel Inside® processor. Plus, it comes with FREE 4G data right out of the box! So I can even work while I'm sitting in the parking lot waiting for Bean to be done with school :) Not to mention, the HP Stream with Intel Inside® also comes with FREE 1TB cloud storage and Office 365 for one year.
Now that I'm seeing these photos on my computer, I'm realizing how bad I need a manicure. Such is the life of a mom.
I hope my tips for balancing motherhood and blogger-hood can help you do it all and keep your sanity at the same time.
I'd like to know, where do you do your blogging from? Did I miss any must-know tips that you want to share?
Though today's post was sponsored by HP and Intel, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.