If you know me and have been on this website of mine for any length of time, then you may have noticed that when it comes to my business (my blog), I am like clockwork. For the past three plus years, I post on a regular basis and try to bring coverage and articles my readers will enjoy and hopefully share. Many blogging friends of mine have come and gone, and have left their blogs for more stable income, and I’ve managed to stay here making a pretty good living doing what I love. But sometimes, all of it becomes too much. The deadlines, the pitches, the emails—it is nonstop. I can tell you that I’ve worked on holidays before, and into the wee hours of the night on plenty of occasions.
It can be pretty overwhelming.
For the past six months or so, I’ve niched down my site to focus on Career, Work Life Balance, Family, and Everyday Tech. It’s been a good move, as I have more targeted information to share and I am not all over the place as I once was. Many of the opportunities and paid brand ambassadorships and spokesperson gigs are more on point with my audience and what they come to the site before. I am in a happier place as I have been dictating what it is I want to do, saying no to things that aren’t up to par with where I am going.
Work Life Balance indicates that we should do our best to balance our personal lives with our professional lives. Neither of the two should cancel each other out, and I have been working hard to practice what I preach. In doing so, I’ve set limitations. During this holiday season, I am on a mission. To show my family and loved ones that they are my priority ALWAYS. And since it is a time of the year that is all about those you love, I want my actions to speak louder than words.
I will still be online via my blog and social networks, but there may be times where you won’t see me as much. I will also be posting, but not as much as I have been throughout the year. For me , it is about more family, less posts. I want to remember this holiday season as one where I spent the most time with the ones who have touched my life the most.
For those who are also juggling work and life, don’t feel that you have to choose. You don’t. But you do have to set your priorities. There is nothing wrong with putting your family first—don’t feel guilty about it at all.
For more tips on Work Life Balance and how to juggle everything during the holiday season, check out my article, 10 Must Use Work Life Balance Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays.