Hello everyone! How's your week been?
If I'm honest, I've definitely been experiencing burn out this week. I'm trying to do so many things with my time and it's been really tough. My day job as a primary school teacher is already very demanding, so adding a two-hour commute, marking, planning, after-school meetings on top of trying to write a blog, do social media stuff, restart the illustration side of my business and you have a recipe for disaster!
Most of it stems from frustration. I'm frustrated that I have no work-life balance. I'm frustrated that I have so many ideas and things I want to do/create/design/write/make/photograph and no time to do them. I'm frustrated that, by the time I get home, I'm either so exhausted to do anything else or I only have time to make/eat tea, do more school work and go to sleep so that I can wake up early the next morning to do it all over again. I'm frustrated that I would love nothing more than to run my small business and blog full time, but I just can't put as much work in as I'd like to and would need to to help it to grow.
I need to take time out to rest, but I'm struggling to find it at the minute. I love blogging and taking photographs and illustrating so much that it's all I want to do in my spare time, even though it's also a lot of work!
So, to help me out, I've written a big list of all the things I would like to do, ways in which I can grow and develop my small business and I'm going to make a start! Starting with designing and making new products to relaunch my shop...
How was your week? How do you take time to rest?