, pub-5142297015994151, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 How I am Managing My Creative Workload

How I am Managing My Creative Workload

At any given time, on any given day, I have over 101 ideas, thoughts and concepts running through my mind begging for my attention. Because I am a planner, I write them all down and I work out a plan of execution. However, all too often I find myself stopping or running out of motivation the moment I plan all of my work. I believe it is the workload. Sometimes, we stretch ourselves too thin as creatives and we need to work our a way to cut back on our workloads. I learned this lesson the hard way.

As many of you may already know. I love content creation. No duh right? I mean, I do run a blog called The Original Creator Academy. Creating, planning and sharing information are huge passions of mine and I want to share them with the world. So, like I said before I plan out everything I want to say and when to say it and then I often times stop. So, this week I have been taking the time to reflect on what it is that I am doing wrong. I know it is not the planning process in itself, that brings me joy.

After doing some soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that I stop working after I plan because the workload in itself is daunting. I set extremely high expectations for myself when coupled with school, work, family, a social life, and my blog I find myself often drowning in a sea of work and I end up procrastinating and not giving 100% of myself.

Well, here in 2020 I plan to change that. I am going to break my year up into quarters and limit my tasks by ranking them via importance and determining what I must do, what I have to do, what I should do, and what I would like to do. I am going to restrict myself to no more than 3 items per topic and each topic can have no more than 5 subtasks. I want to make sure that I am working efficiently and realistically.

Regarding my blogging, I have not found a blogging schedule that is working out for me. Part of the reason is that when I am planning to write about a topic, I am so excited about it. Then when it comes time to actually research and write about the topic, I end up falling short and lose interest faster than I gained it. What I plan on doing now is creating a running list of blog post topics that I can write about for inspiration and then when it comes time to actually blog, I can choose from the said list instead of feeling restricted to a certain topic. Unless I am running a themed series, then I will just have to suck it up I guess.

Thank You for stopping by the blog! This isn't the typically scheduled blog post, but I really wanted to share with you all my blogging trials along my journey and the solutions that I have come up with in case any of you are or have experienced what it is that I am going through currently.

If you liked this blog post, please leave a comment down below telling me how you get through a creative funk. How do you manage to stay on top of your busy life and maintain your creative work? 

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