Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Hello Wormies! It’s yet another post about me whining about not reding enough and nor blogging enough i.e. I am burnt out. It normally doesn’t happen to me often but for some reason, this year is really not my year at all! I even wrote a blog post on creating a blogging schedule that will work for you, but apparently, it’s not working for me!
So, as you may have noticed, I have been posting less and less in the last couple of months! I know it’s horrible of me but yeah, I have to admit that it is because I’m getting burned out. For a lot of reasons, though. A LOT of reasons.
I have been semi-active on Instagram, though so I still have contact with the bookish community, and that has started to go down as well. I’m actually a little scared to just leave he bookish community because of this.
But NEVER fear, I am NOT leaving! I am still going to be blogging and bookstagramming but I also want to let you know that I am slowly getting burnt out!
It may be because I am starting to travel a little bit more for work and I when I travel, I just don’t bring my laptop with me because I can’t bring two laptops now, can I? So yeah, I just can’t blog while I’m on the road anymore!
Another thing that I have noticed is that I have been exhausted after work now. It may be due to traffic, but I’m basically getting knocked out around 9 PM now – this used to be the time where I blogged and comment on Instagram! So now, that time has been taken away from me!
Anyway, enough with the whining! What am I going to do about THIS!
5 EASY PEASY STEPS TO GET OUT OF THIS FUNK!
1. Have a set time when to blog
One of the things that I don’t have is a dedicated time to blog. Basically, I don’t have an exact schedule that I follow and actually sit down to blog. And I think that is a mistake. I have tentatively scheduled weekends to start writing reviews and blog posts.
2. Continue setting weekends as your bookstagram photo schedule
I always take photos during the weekends because I use natural light when taking photos. I plan to continue this. I have also started taking a bunch of photos good for the week or even more when I am feeling very creative. Since I already do this and it absolutely works for me, I will continue doing this.
3. Set a time to write reviews immediately after finishing a book/audiobook
One of my faults is waiting until the last possible moment to write my reviews. I am not proud of that and that needs to change. My plan is to schedule a time to write reviews during the weekend (see number 1).
4. Set scheduled “unplugged” times
One of the things that ultimately bring on the burn-out is the constant barrage of social media. I am guilty of opening my social media accounts throughout the day. So, I have started to lessen my social media time. I have a ways to go, but I am trying to and have been semi-unavailable on my social media platforms. And I am loving it.
5. Spend time with family
Another way to prevent burn-out is to spend quality time with your family. I usually spend it with Pierre and we watch movies or TV series together. While this may not be able to do this as often as we’d like, I like that we set a time a few times a week to do this.
Do you have any other ideas to avoid burn-out?