Yesterday I looked at all the posts on my home page and realized that almost every post was either about a guest post, a sponsor feature, or was either coming off of or looking forward to the weekend. That’s crazy! There’s really only one explanation for it: I’ve totally over committed myself. And not just last week, like for a few months.
The thing is, I’ve been going a mile a minute since February. I’ve been trying to build my business and whatnot, and when we were in Lexington, Brian was studying for finals and it was fine. I got by. But ever since we moved back, I haven’t been spending as much time on work, but I’ve been stressing more because I’m committed to the same amount of things, but don’t have as much time to complete them as I did before.
So the last few weeks or so I’ve been really trying to simplify. I took a long hard look at my commitments, and tried to figure out what I could cut. One of the things that I decided just wasn’t fitting into my schedule was writing for LA Family. I loved writing those articles and interacting with the other writers, but at the end of the day it was just another thing on my to-do list. I still have a long way to go, but I’m trying to be more aware of the choices I make and how I spend my time.
Have you had to simplify lately? I’d love to hear how you did it!
Aw Kate – good luck simplifying! It's such a hard thing to do, but definitely something we would all benefit from. Let me know if you figure out the secret :)
The Other Side of Gray
I wish I knew a magic answer to this question! I've tried to work on simplifying my life too but it's very hard not to get sucked into a lot of commitments. I hate telling people no, but something has to give. Good luck getting it all figured out!
I gotta admit I'm kind of relieved that you too feel a little over committed from time to time, because I often left your blog feeling like, “How does she do it ALL!?” Thanks for your honesty on this and I'm rooting for you. I'm not sure how to simplify commitments but I'd say letting go of the ones you're not passionate about is a good place to start.
I feel like I never have enough time, either, and I don't even have a regular job! Good for you for prioritizing and simplifying!
Lisa // Elembee, Etc says
I've been feeling the same way lately. For every one thing I accomplish, I add 5 more things to my list that I want to do. I'm grateful that they are all things I WANT to do, but at the same time it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've been coping by making lots of lists, prioritizing, and just knowing that it will never all be done, but I can always reevaluate my priorities later.
Kylie Kreikemeier says
I have been feeling the exact same way! stressful lives we have!!
Eliza :: Case Study says
I'm so with you on this! It's hard to keep up with everything sometimes + I noticed with this move that when I don't have time for ANYTHING there are really only a few things I miss (reading blogs, keeping up with my pictures, etc!). Having that time (busy as it was!) really showed me what I should be focusing on. much love! eliza