• Thoughts on blogging and time management

    I haven’t had a haircut in more than a year- I was telling M.  as we rode our bikes on our way to home. The conversation progressed with numerating how many things we haven’t accomplished in a while. We both agreed at the moment we shuffle a lifestyle that perhaps would characterize us as overachievers. During one week we work, socialize (at least we try to see all our friends), exercise, manage a household and blog. It is actually a lot isn’t it?! Then how come other people manage to perform more? How do they do it?

    One would suggest excellent organization skills and sacrifice mundane everyday activities such as sleeping and self-cooked warm meals. I am working on the first and can’t (won’t give up) on the last. Most of you who read my blog are bloggers as well, I would love to read how to guys manage your time. So far I’ve sacrificed couch time, I do not watch any series (shocking I know) and reading. I suppose I’ll have to watch Game of Thrones when I retire. Honestly it is not a hardship and I wouldn’t want this post to be perceived as a complain, blogging does make me happy. The point I would like to make is, one always find time to do what one loves. The rest is simply excuses…

     

    P.S Last night we spend the time watching behind the scenes of Benedict Cumberbatch acting Smaug in Hobbit (AMAZING), as I said no hardship at all.

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    Olive green coat Maje (here), similar (here) and (here), Millie Mackintosh dress sold out, similar (here), Topshop (here), Wolford Velvet De Lux 66 tights (here), Roeckl gloves (here).

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    Photography by Maks Bulatov

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    38 Comments

    1. Gabrielle
      November 16, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      I adore the olive green colour of this Maje coat – you wear it well! I can appreciate juggling various aspects of life can be tricky at times, though with regard to your blog, your hard work certainly pays off – it shows beautifully 🙂

      aglassofice.com
      x

    2. November 16, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Beautiful post. I struggle with time management myself, recently I’ve been focused more on my blog than anything else. I need to learn to break away and rest for awhile haha.

      • November 16, 2016 / 4:50 pm

        At the beginning of blogging my mind was all over the place. It will get better with time I promise

    3. November 16, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      I love how honest you are in your posts. I do a lot of freelance work, so for me, I really need to create strict boundaries around the time I spend online. Otherwise, I’d spend the entire day in front of my PC. I try to break it up with walks, cooking, and cleaning. Otherwise, I lose my focus and productivity.

      • November 16, 2016 / 4:54 pm

        I would know how not to be honest on my blog and talk about superficial things on my blog. I am just a normal person who tries to be happy Mariet. Working as a freelancer must need require such a hard discipline. I could learn a thing or two from you girl. For example how do you block the other pages and do some actual work?

        • November 17, 2016 / 9:14 am

          Haha…well, I’m still mastering that technique 😉

    4. November 16, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Beautiful green coat and marvellous pictures.
      Well what can i say… I do laundry at night, have one day for cooking 80% of what we eat during the week, don’t go out of my way for pictures, Sunday nights I prepare at least 3 outfits along with the accessories… oh and of course I dont exercise 🙁

    5. Jo
      November 16, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Alas, I feel there are two things taking up much of our valuable time. And they are: mobile phones and cars. We/I spend too many hours a week in traffic jams.
      With mobile phones there is an urgency to reply immediately. Where as when we received old fashions letters, after reading them would put them on the mantle piece, and reply, days or weeks later.
      You have nailed it on the head. We always have time to do what we love most. And I always have time to read your blog. In fact, I would be lost without it.
      I can only get a glimpse of your dress. But I love that print. Sooo pretty. And that photo of you with the leaf is excellent.
      Kisses, Jo

    6. November 16, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      You look gorgeous! I love that coat, it looks so warm, and as always your pictures are stunning! Time management is hard for me too, though I’ve found that since starting my blog back up I have been so much happier even though busier. I balance work and school and some days it just feels like I never stop running around! That’s one reason I think blogging is so important. It’s so easy for work and life to kind of suck up our creativity, so we have to let it out somehow! Time is a crazy thing, I guess we just have to try and make the most of it! 🙂

      Francesca
      http://www.vintagelillies.com

    7. November 16, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      I just discovered you blog, and this post had me captivated! Wonderful photos, and also thanks for sharing your thoughts! Blogging takes a lot of time and energy, which is why only a handful of people are serious about it. For me personally, I think the most important aspect is consistency – sometimes my schedule gets messed up but it’s important that I get right back on track!

      Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

    8. Amy Arnold
      November 16, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      You are so beautiful! I love the coat and the fall scenery. Time management is always a work in progress for me.

      Amy Ann
      Straight A Style

    9. November 16, 2016 / 11:25 pm

      I adore your coat & dress. As far as blogging, it is difficult, just like any creative endeavor. The important thing is to not compare ourselves to others. We each have our own organization methods & time management tricks, we just have to find a system that works for us. I use a bullet journal & it’s helped me keep track of blog post ideas & more. :]

      // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

      • November 17, 2016 / 9:45 am

        That’s a great idea Carmen! I might adopt it as well:)

    10. November 17, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Such a great read, time management is key for me as I’m trying to balance uni life with blogging, lets see how quick it takes for my management skills to be out the window haha. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

      tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    11. November 17, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      This is such a great point you came up with T.! I have always a lot of things on my to-do list and I think the most important thing is managing your time well. However, it always needs those breaks as well. I think after a little pause you can focus much better on the things you have to do 🙂
      xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    12. November 17, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      It can be tough (and hectic) to manage a blog and allll the other pieces of your life- I hear ya, lady!

      Gorgeous shots- I just love you in that coat!

      -Ashley
      Le Stylo Rouge

    13. November 17, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      I usually like to write down all I have to do in the morning and I set a timer for each task. I also add a “reward” in between each couple of tasks. It helps stay focused!

      XoXo,

      Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    14. November 21, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Wow Tatjana mou!!!! I am amazed by your elegance and these photos! Amazing look, and I love these shoes with the black opaque tights! I totally feel you, same here with us and Anestis. Honestly last week I felt such pressure and anxiety because of lack of free time, so I reset my priorities. For a week now I spend more time for myself and the people I love, reading my books again, and honestly I feel more contented and work more productively than the previous weeks! I would never expect that and I am so pleasantly surprised! 🙂 And also promised myself to enjoy more of the blogging journey! But you are right, time management can be tricky and overwhelming some times for an over achiever like you! You guys do an amazing job though! :))
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, each and every post is a pleasure to read my dear Tatjana!
      Have a great week!
      xoxo
      Stella
      http://www.stellaasteria.com

    15. Jacque'
      December 23, 2016 / 9:43 am

      The wife and I noticed your blog and appreciate the content you have here. Please allow me to encourage you to keep writing and never abandon this site. I am a mobile developer, and if you are ever curious about having a mobile app version of this blog, I would love to help. We appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.

      Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.
      -Jacque’

    16. March 1, 2017 / 6:51 am

      Great question to ponder! I try to stick to Important/Not-important/Urgent/Not-urgent scale. It has been discovered that “successful” people take time to do things that are important but not urgent (like exercising, quality family time, etc).


      https://pupatopia.wordpress.com/

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