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Wrestling Control Of Your Blogging Time And Your Day: 5 Tips

Many pet bloggers that I speak with wrestle with the facts of life — they're juggling work, family, life
Picture4 and of course, snuggling their pets. For those who hold down a job outside of the home, how do you find the time to blog? Chances are your pet blogging time is precious and to make the most of it you need to gain control of your schedule. There are several tasks you can eliminate from your workday that can help you become more productive by helping you stay focused.

Here are my top tips to making the most of your pet blogging time:

  1. Don’t overload your to-do list. While writing down a to-do list helps you see what you need to accomplish in a day, it can also lead to overwhelm. If you find yourself compiling a lengthy list of items to be accomplished you may be setting yourself up for failure. When the day ends and you haven’t made great progress on the list, you might feel stressed out. Create a to-do list that is manageable and consists of only essential tasks: write pet blog, interview veterinarian, read pet-related book, etc.

  • Stop following up and trying to track down people who simply aren’t returning your phone calls or emails. If you reach out multiple times to people and they don’t respond, you’re spinning your wheels and adding to your stress. Try to communicate in another manner – text or phone call, if emails haven’t worked. Add a deadline to your messages, “If I don’t hear from you by XYZ date, I’ll assume you’re no longer interested in being interviewed.”
  • Whether you work outside the home or from a home office, don’t eat lunch at your desk. Step away from the computer, enjoy your lunch without distractions and save some of your lunch time and use it to take a brief, brisk walk. The walk will clear your head and help you face the day with more focus.
  • Plan your errands wisely. Don’t make multiple trips for errands. If you have to go to the grocery store, post office or pharmacy, combine the trips and make your time spent in the car more effective
  • Don’t make piles in your office. Eliminating clutter you enhance efficiency. You may understand the organizational system you’ve created but you’ll save time and mental energy if you set up a filing system in which to put loose papers. The elimination of clutter is also offers a mental boost to productivity.
  •  When your pet blogging time is at a premium you need to make the most of it. What are your best time-saving and productive time utilization tips?

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