How many times have you postponed something (indefinitely) with the excuse of being too busy and not having enough time?!
Well, that's just your brain playing tricks on you either because you don't want to change your usual schedule, and/or you're too afraid to start something new, take a risk, get out of your comfort zone.
It's okay. It happens to everyone. The solution is to decide how much you want it, write down your goal, read it, and keep yourself focused on it to make it happen. If it's important to you, it becomes a priority and then suddenly, you find the time!
Here are some examples of how you could find some time within your day to work on a blog.
Wake up one hour earlier. You'll be surprised how much you can accomplish in the early hours of the day when you are fresh from sleep and when things are quiet at the house. It's the best time for creativity.
Sleep an hour later. That is only if you prefer it against the previous suggestion. Again, you may find some quiet personal time, but I don't recommend it for two reasons: a) You'll be at your most tired state since it's at the end of the day, b) You may find it more difficult to wake up in the morning.
Give one hour every evening (on some of your evenings). Instead of surfing your social media timelines and wasting precious time watching TV and movies, you could be spending that time being productive, working on your blog.
Use your weekend. We all have some free time during the weekend! Offer an hour or more of each day of the weekend and you can get things done for your blog. This is an especially good time to work if you don't want to wake up earlier during the weekdays. And you don't need to change your schedule that much if you decide to work on the weekends only.
Take advantage of waiting times. You can run your blog's social media during your commute, whilst waiting in the car or waiting in line, while your food is being cooked, etc. You can 'steal' small bits of time like that during the day and not even notice you're working.
Don’t forget to time your blogging tasks. That is to ensure you can be prepared and use your time wisely. For example: on your one hour of blogging work, give 45 minutes to write down notes, do some research, and prepare for writing your next blog article. Then use the last 15 minutes to reply to comments on your published articles and check your blog’s social media.
It's simple! If you really want to make it happen, you will!
Let me know in the comments below about what other bits of time you had the chance of 'stealing' from your day to making your dream of blogging happen!