Hi, I'm Lianna.
Hi, I'm Lianna.
Since I'm still in school, I have to learn to balance my work life, school life, social life, creative life, writing life, and make sure my faith life is weaved throughout all of that -- or else I won't be able to last for very long. And something that helps so , so much are these three things: a schedule, a to-do list, and a planner. Without at least one of these things, I think I'd go crazy.
I love to have a schedule so I don't go insane trying to remember everything. I love to have a planner to keep track of that schedule. And I love to have a to-do list to
Personally, I don't like schedules that have exact times for everything. Like, "at 6:30, wake up. At 6:15, brush your teeth". Things like that. (And maybe that's something you like, I just personally prefer I more loose schedule).
The type of schedule that I'm talking about when I mention balancing your everyday life with your creative life, is one where you set aside a certain portion of your day to do each thing.
So, if you know you have work in the afternoon, then the afternoon will be where you work on all things work related. And if you know that you write best in the morning, then that's when you should set aside your writing time. Things like that.
Something I would recommend is having a notebook nearby when doing work and/or school so you can jot down any ideas that come to mind. And then later, when it's your creative time, you can go wild with creativity.
The best time to write: Honestly the best time to write is whenever you write best. If that' the morning, then write in the morning! If it's the evening, the afternoon, three a.m...then that's when you should write!
The best time to spend time with God: Of course, the best time to spend time with our Lord and Savior is always. But, I always tell people this, you should always start your day with Jesus. Before you check social media, before you start stressing, before you get to work...first thing in the morning, fill you soul with Jesus' love and His energy.
The best time to write your to-do list: My favorite time to write a to-do list is right before bed. Before I go to sleep, I like to write a list of things I have to do the next day. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety and worrying that you'll forget something important.
My recommendation is to make a list of all the different sections of your life that you want to balance out and then put them in order of priority and the best time to do them.
Don't stress yourself out. Don't worry. Don't get anxious. Set goals. Make a plan, keep a schedule, and if it doesn't work -- then switch it up. Don't limit yourself. Try things out and find what works best for you.
And as always, keep being creative. If you want to do something or to be something, if God has placed a dream in your heart -- chase that dream. Don't let anyone stop you.
I'd love to know what type of schedule you like to use? Do you use a planner? Do you prefer to use your phone calendar? Let me know in the comments!