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How I Manage Life As: Student / Mum / Working / Blogger


I doubt this is a huge surprise to everyone, but I am a pretty busy person. Something I don't really have the time to think much about - I just deal with it, it is what it is: Life. But a comment made me think the other day... I did a whole post on what a typical 48 hours in my life looks like in terms of the blog, and they thought I was a full time blogger. (Which I am not)

 So... I thought I would show you what my week really looks like. The chaos, and how I manage it all... and ill try to think of a better answer than Coffee, which is my typical response...




If you want to see what my blog schedule is like, check out this post here*

Monday:
7.30am: Wake Up 
9.00am: School Run 
*ME TIME!* 
I love a Monday, but it needs to be productive, I usually do a lot of blog things on a monday, and spend time with my friends (usually having coffee) 
3.15pm: School Pick Up
5.00pm: Drop AJ at His Dads
6.00pm: Work (Finish at 11)
11.30pm: Home & BED. 

Tuesday: 
6.30am: Wake Up
8.30am: College (Finish at 5)
5.30pm: Pick up AJ from After School Club 
7.00pm: Bed Time Routine (Shower, Book, Bed) 
8.00pm: College Work & Blog Posts
10.00pm: BED 

Wednesday: 
6.30am: Wake Up
8.00am: School Run
8.30am: College (Finish at 5)
5.30pm: Pick up AJ from After School Club 
7.00pm: Bed Time Routine (Shower, Book, Bed) 
8.00pm: College Work & Blog Posts
10.00pm: BED 

Thursday: 
7.30am: Wake Up 
9.00am: School Run 
9.30am: Volunteering at the Hospital 
12.30pm: *ME TIME!* 
3.15pm: School Pick Up  
4.30pm: AJ's Swimming Lessons
7.00pm: Bed Time Routine (Shower, Book, Bed) 
8.00pm: College Work & Blog Posts
10.00pm: BED 

Friday: 
6.30am: Wake Up
8.00am: School Run
8.30am: College (Finish at 4)
4.30pm: Pick up AJ from After School Club 
4.45pm: AJ's Dad Picks Him Up 
5.00pm: *ME TIME!* 
8.00pm: College Work & Blog Posts
10.00pm: BED 

Saturday: 
7.30am: Wake Up 
9.00am: WORK (Finish at 2) 
2.00pm: OVERTIME (Finish at 4)
4.00pm: Socialise (But wish you were at home) 
11.00pm: BED 

Sunday: 
8.30am: (LONG LIE, HAHA) Wake Up 
10.00am: Work (Finish at 6) 
6.00pm: Meet AJ, Home 
7.00pm: Bed Time Routine (Shower, Book, Bed) 
8.00pm: College Work & Blog Posts
10.00pm: BED 

*REPEAT* 


How I Manage it All

1. Coffee 
2. Taking time out to have a coffee and a wander
3. Making sure I get enough sleep. 
4. Routine - if you have one to stick to it makes it so much easier! 
5. Lists - writing down what needs to be done. 
6. Calendar - To manage what is happening and when (I use the iPhone/MacBook one)
7. Accepting I can't do it all alone - my Mum is a huge help. 
8. Food Deliveries - Because no one has time to walk round Tesco. 
9. Friends - to listen to me complain 
10. Wine. 

 To be honest I have no idea how I keep up with it all, a lot of it is luck. But maybe sharing mine will give people the inspiration to go and do whatever it is you want to do - and how to manage it! :)

Let me know how you manage your time throughout the week in the comments, I would love to know! 

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42 comments

  1. You have my respect, Erin and seems like you got your daily routine down to the notch. Good for you for knowing how to juggle everything.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. Really does mean a lot :)

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  2. I honestly don't know how you do it Erin I applaud you for being able to do all this I would be finish!

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  3. wow! you're seriously amazing doing all this. I'm in awe. I'm in uni and a really lazy student. I need to get off my bum!


    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails
    Let's connect via Bloglovin'

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    1. haha I was the same when I was at uni the first time :)

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  4. Im exhausted reading that Erin!You are a inspiration to single mothers without a doubt! I've been in your shoes before, and it really is hard. But when youve got a good solid routine, and keep to it, everything just becomes so much easier.
    Bravo lady! x

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    1. Thank you lovely! I think all Single Mums are bosses, routines are key! :)

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  5. I have so much respect for how you manage to fit all of this in! I find it hard enough balancing uni and blogging, I really need to establish more of a routine x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Routines help so much, highly recommend if you are struggling balancing things - just remember to make time for you! :)

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  6. I agree that a routine makes it so much easier to get through the days.. I need to establish one, haha. Good for you for being able to handle everything so well!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  7. Oh my gosh so busy but having a routine makes it so much easier1


    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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  8. Are you a superwoman, Erin? Because it sounds like that. My daily routine is too simple according yours. You look up for you.

    Michelle Morchella

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  9. Haha coffee is definitely a great contribution to such a busy lifestyle!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  10. You have such hectic weeks, I don't know how you do it all!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. I have no idea either to be completely honest! lol

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  11. Wine. LOL. I didn't realise you studied too!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yeah I'm a sucker for punishment, the wine helps lol

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  12. Wow. I praise you for all that you do. Made me tired just reading it all haha!
    Love Hannah x • HannahHawes

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  13. Omg you are a supermum and a superwoman. Well done for achieving all these things every day! Coffee and having a good 8hour sleep is extremely important and I love that regardless your busy schedule you still have some 'me' time to relax :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! Yeah I don't think I would manage my week without taking some me time! :)

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  14. I really don't know how you do it all, but I liked the bit about wine - that sure helps me when things get rough.

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    1. Haha thanks! Wine is a saviour all the time!

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  15. I applaud you!! I honestly don't know how you do it all. I agree a routine helps, I stick to mine as much as possible and it does make daily life so much easier x

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  16. Woah, I bow down to you Erin haha! I don't know how you do it all but sticking to a schedule seems to be the trick! Have a great week :)

    Trishna xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow, you have such a busy schedule! Congrats for managing to do all those things. x

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  18. Wauw Erin!!!
    You must have super powers, girl!
    I am amazed how you can manage all that; I for example, always struggle to manage my daily life with hobbies, house, work and a man... pfff... hahaha

    Hope to see you:
    Porty's Diary - BLOG
    Porty's Diary - FB

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    1. Aww its all about routines lovely! Make one up, it makes life so much easier :)

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  19. Your blog banner is so cute! Love your blog and honestly so glad to have discovered it only today <3

    Morgan // www.justmorgs.com

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  20. How do you do it all?!
    I work full time, manage my blog and am in the middle of trying to train a puppy and I could tare my hair out sometimes!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. I don't know if I could handle the puppy training to be honest lol!

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  21. And here I am complaining just about working full time and trying to fit blogging in between. You are an inspiration girl!!

    http://rosewaterreflections.blogspot.ca

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