How do you get more blogging done? Blogging is time consuming and time-management is one of the greatest obstacles for bloggers. There’s so much vying for our attention, how do we manage it all?!
Today I want to share some key life management tips so that you can get more blogging done. Plus, at the end of this post I have the BIGGEST time management tip. You don’t want to miss out!Check out these fabulous tips on how to manage your life so you can get more #blogging done! Click To Tweet
The to-do list.
I swear by lists. If I don’t have a list to start my day, I’m completely unproductive. Make sure to include errands, meetings, and blogging tasks on your to-do list for the day.
Spread out your chores.
Every day I commit to one cleaning task. I find that by doing this, I’m never overwhelmed by a big, time-consuming, cleaning day. If you want to see my cleaning schedule and get a FREE downloadable checklist for yourself, make sure to check out the post: My Cleaning Routine.
Plan your meals.
At the beginning of every week, take twenty minutes to plan your meals. This saves time in that you’re not scrambling from cupboard to cupboard, trying to figure out what’s for dinner. Meal planning also saves you time in the grocery store because you know exactly what items you will need for the week.
After I plan my meals, I write them on my handmade DIY menu board. I love it because everyone knows exactly what’s for dinner every night!
Order your groceries.
I’m very fortunate to live in a community where I have access to Superstore Click & Collect program. For $3 I can order all of my groceries online. I simply show up during my chosen two hour window of time, and the groceries get loaded into my trunk!
When I think of the time saved wandering around aisles in the store, waiting in line, buying my groceries, then loading the groceries into my trunk, I know I easily save 1-2 hours a week by doing my groceries this way!
Make crockpot meals.
Crockpot meals (especially freezer-to-crockpot dinners) save me loads of time. I simply toss everything into the crockpot in the morning and supper is ready by 5 pm. Perfect!
I reference a couple of crockpot cookbooks that I use for inspiring meal ideas but I also have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to crockpot meals. You can follow the board HERE!
Don’t like crockpot cooking? Make sure to check out my 5 ingredient recipes post for a variety of quick and delicious meal ideas!
Capitalize on the times when your kids are busy.
My kids have memberships to the YMCA. I originally purchased their memberships because it entitled them to year-round weekly swim classes. However, I recently discovered that their memberships permit them to attend member-only drop-in programs as well!
Once a week, I bring my girls to the YMCA programs and while they’re playing games and exercising, I’m at a table in the lobby working on blog projects.
Enlist the help of family members.
Do you have a family member who would just love to spend some quality time with your kids? Try to schedule some volunteers who will watch the kids while you get some work done. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when you have 2-3 hours of uninterrupted time.
Another way to get the help of family members is to delegate chores to everyone. The house will be cleaner a lot faster if one child is in charge of keeping the front entrance tidy and another child does all the dusting.
One of the best ways to save time when blogging is to learn how to blog smarter. I write and manage two blogs while maintaining my husband’s website. I homeschool my girls, and I still make time to exercise and participate in other activities and projects that I love!
Often I’m asked how I’m able to manage my time so well. So, I took all my strategies and put them into a 10 module online course!
Yes, that’s right my friends… I’m sharing all of my time management secrets with you! You can see the complete Time Management for Bloggers course outline HERE.
Even if you don’t have the time for a class right now, buy today and take it later. Your enrollment never expires.
So tell me, how do you manage your time effectively so you can get more blogging done? Please tell me about it in the comments below and take a moment to share this article in your blogging communities!