Three Tips for Balancing Life With Writing

Something that has been on my heart a lot lately and what I’ve been trying desperately to implement within my own life is balance. As well as learning how to live life without squirreling away so much of my time writing. Because when I write I feel like I should be living life, and when I’m living life I feel like I should be writing.

Yeah, that’s been my life lately. XD

I don’t have all the answers yet and I may never have them all. But I see that something needs to change in my life. Not only in my own, but all writers. We need to realize that just because we want to accomplish our dreams, that doesn’t mean we have to give up on life! In fact, you will only have stories to tell from living life.

Can anyone relate? Whether you can or not, I hope you join me on this journey. Because my blog might be changing a bit in the days ahead as I embark on this challenge to live fully while also accomplishing my dreams. Y’all can use me as an example to see if it can be done. XD (Spoiler: I think anything is possible if you put your mind and heart to the task!)

Today I’m starting us off with three tips to create a more balanced life!

Set a bed time… but be flexible

We’ve all stayed up way later than we’ve meant to. It happens. Especially as a bookworm…

Personally, I see nothing wrong with staying up late… That is, if it’s only once in a while. When it becomes a habit to continually stay up till midnight or later (or would that be earlier…), that becomes a problem.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to tell you what to do. As I said, I stay up late on occasion. But I feel having a set bed time to stick with can help so much in creating a more balanced life.

Getting enough sleep is so vital to your body! It can help your productivity, motivation, inspiration, and more. It can help you knock off your to-do list while also having time to have fun. The having fun part is what I look forward to. 😉

I stand on middle ground with this topic which probably results in sounding very confusing. Sorry! But part of my journey to live life more fully might mean staying up till midnight finishing a book, and I’m okay with that. Because I never want to be so strict with my schedule that I can’t enjoy life. I mean, enjoying life is my whole goal here, right? But, that being said, a good night’s sleep is very important and I recommend getting more of it to the night owls in the crowd. XD

Always be on the lookout for adventure

This might sound silly or even cliché, but it’s one of my life goals. I’m always on the search for my next great adventure! You really never know when you might find one.

But what I also mean by this is your perspective on life. Yeah, I might get a little deep here. But so many people feel like they never have any great adventures because they don’t travel or they don’t get out much or any other number of reasons. Sometimes I feel these reasons too. But that’s simply not true!

When you open your eyes more fully and really pay attention to your surroundings, you’ll realize that you experience a lot more adventures than you might think. Sometimes an ordinary day with your family can be an adventure! I know mine sure is. XD Or something as simple as going to game day at your local library and playing cards with a bunch of elderly ladies. Yeah, I did that too… That was an adventure and a half! XD

It’s really all in how you look at it. So keep your eyes open and be ready for any adventure that might be around the next corner.

Limit screentime

Screens can become an addiction. It’s honestly sad whenever I stop to think about it. Right now I am on a screen to write this blog post. It’s become a necessity that we don’t know how to live without.

So many people, teens especially, are so glued to their phones in this world that they miss out on so much life has to offer. I don’t care if you’re on a long car ride—enjoy the scenery and the company instead of your phone screen. Or maybe you’re waiting in line at the store or someplace waiting to be picked up. It’s become an instant reaction to pull out our phone. We can never allow ourselves to be bored.


Sorry, I can really get into it on this topic. XD I’ll try to refrain and stick to my point. Which is, when we don’t allow ourselves to be sucked away with screentime we can actually enjoy life more. You get to watch that butterfly soar across your path. Or hear that bird chirping a melody. Or even just people watch! It’s honestly a favorite past time of mine but something you miss out on entirely if your eyes are riveted to a screen.


Whether you’re looking to live life a little more or not, I think anyone can get something out of this post. Time management is something that a lot of us will probably never conquer… myself included. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still try!

I’m always looking for better ways to be more productive and to set a part my writing times from other activities. Sadly, I’m not sure how much I’m succeeding. Hence this entire goal to live more fully, be present more, and have a summer that I will look back on and remember for years! Sound like something you want to try as well? It’s easy, simply get off this screen and go look for an adventure.

Chances are you’ll find one.

Your turn!

Have you found a way to balance writing with your life? Or do you find yourself just as frustrated and seeking ways to be present in both areas? Do you want to accept the challenge and join me on this journey of creating the best summer ever?

Blessings, Allyson


6 thoughts on “Three Tips for Balancing Life With Writing

  1. Thank you for this post, Allyson! I’ve been trying to balance writing and regular life, and these tips were super helpful (especially since I’m hoping to get a job soon, and was almost freaking out trying to find a time slot for my writing XD)

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m so glad it was helpful for you!! (Ah, yeah, I get the panic there!! XD Have you ever heard of calendar blocking? I haven’t looked into it much but I’ve heard a lot people love it! It might help you!)

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