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How do you do it all?  Twitter, FB, blogging, forums, commenting, linkys, giveaways, etc.

 

I find myself getting overwhelmed... especially lately.  I find it hard to "shut down" at the end of the day because there is so much more that I want/need to do and learn.

 

How do you keep up with everything and still take care of the daily stuff around the home?

 

Angela

The Not So Functional Housewife

http://the-not-so-functional-housewife.blogspot.com

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I make myself turn everything off at a certain hour.  I have a 'bed time routine' that I try to follow each night (brush teeth, wash face, etc, same time every night).  It has helped me a LOT in getting my mind to turn off, and all the electronics, too.  My house is a mess, the beds aren't made, my kitchen counter is a paperwork graveyard and home to stray crap.  The simple answer is, I don't, I just do what I can and have to be happy with that!

I also have a hard time turning off at the end of the day.  I just have so many ideas and I feel like there's always more to be done.  My goal is to shut down the computer by 5 pm on my days off (when my husband gets home) but often that doesn't happen.

 

I wrote a couple of articles about being more productive/efficient, maybe those will help:

Time Management Tips for Bloggers

Daily Blogging To-Do List

Thanks for the reply, ladies.  I'm sorry I haven't commented sooner... I've been super busy.

 

You both have great advice.  I really need to make myself stop at a certain time and just be happy with that.  As well as, happy with what I do or don't get done that day.

 

Thanks for sharing your articles.  I'm off to read them.

WOW, I thought I was the only one who had these problems.  I am so glad to know it's not just me.  It is very hard to shut it down at a certain time, especially when you have so many things running through your mind.  I feel like I never have enough time to catch up on housework and make everyone happy, all at the same time.  I am going to read the articles now, hopefully I will find a little help.  Good luck to everyone!

 

Jackie Cirillo

http://www.realcouponhousewife.blogspot.com

thanks for this question. I too, cannot keep up with what I want and what I need to do.

 

It helps that I only have one child, I live in a condominium so there is no yard to take care of and I don't worry about my daughter getting out, I wash the dishes just once a day then it has to wait. I make sure I vacuum just once a week, laundry is just once a week. I kind of have a list in my head when things should be done. My apartment is messy most of the time. I have toy bins to make it easier to just pick up and toss to their bins. I stay up at night sometimes to do my blogging duties. I monetized my blog at the start of the year and it has not been very easy.

 

http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

It sounds like we all sacrifice things to fit blogging into our already busy lives.  For me, it's housework.  I'm trying to automate things with my blogging more so I can find a better balance, but it's definitely tough.
I find myself at the computer sometimes at 3 am. My housework doesn't suffer but I find that I am vacuuming and tweeting at the same time some days. I have an Editorial Calender but then things come up and I have have to shuffle things around. The biggest thing that seems to be starting to help me is to get into the right mindset. I tell myself everyday that this is a job. I have a set of regular office hours and try to take the weekends off. It doesn't always happen that way but I am learning that if I stress out all night over the small details it will cause a heart attack or a stroke. So I force myself to turn off and shut down.

You have to set limits time/energy wise on these things. I use to be on and connected ALL the time but that's not good.  I couldn't really function in all area because I was so tired and over whelmed. After I started setting limits on what was important and really needed my attention then I became better.

 

Setup up a task list and write down how much time you want to spend on certain things (Twitter, FB, blogging, forums, commenting, linkys, giveaways, etc.)

 

Hope that advice helps

 

Nikki @ The Mommy Factor
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I keep a notebook by my bed to jot down any ideas to deal with the next day.

 

I also keep a list of tasks that I have to do each day.

 

Since I run so many blogs, each blog gets a scheduled day on which I write on it.

 

I think it helps that I have three kids and only one computer. Lol.

 

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Thank you for all the replies to let me know that I'm not alone in this.  It does make me feel a bit better.  And thank you to those that listed suggestions to help us out. :)

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