Hi, hello, hey there!
This is what I’m doing at this stage at the moment:
school, work, study, relationship, social, fun, and self-care.
So I’m 18 this year.
How do I balance these?
Well, I’m pretty sure some people know this.
Organisation, Planning & Timing.
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So let’s start off with school.
But the thing is, I only have about a week to do in my work, which seems to me is like a short period of time.
Although, I do think school is my top number 1 priority.
My parents think so.
I focus more on school first and then once that’s done, then I’ll focus on the next one.
Next is work.
Now, to me, work doesn’t mean getting paid or working in some retail, office or industry etc.
I think work for me is using your time to make something or on something for a change.
If you get what I mean?
Blogging to me is like my work because I take the extra time to research, write, edit, make a Pinterest graphic, post and share on social media etc.
Also, it is one of my passions to share & write. A goal of mine is to also make blogging my full job in the future. That’s why I put blogging as a 2nd priority.
Oh? Do you guys have Pinterest but don’t have time to manually pin every day? Well, I have some news for you. There’s an easier way to automatically schedule your pins! Yes, I’m talking about Tailwind! Tailwind is a scheduling tool for Pinterest and recently Instagram where you can schedule your post and let it automatically pin or repin so you don’t really have to do anything except let it repin!
The third is study.
I’m splitting study into two parts.
So the first study is learning Graphic Design.
I have wanted to become a Graphic Designer.
I love how creative images can send a message across by using the simplicity of designs. So that’s why I’m doing a course in Graphic Design atm.
I study Graphic Design by an online course called Lynda. Lynda is an online course where you can pretty much learn anything from designing, English, business skills, software and much more. The best thing about Lynda is that you can register for FREE by using your library card! How awesome is that!?
Part two is actually a combination of school subjects and other subjects such as Maths and English.
I feel like the first study is combined with my blogging priority and the second study is combined with my school priority.
Now relationship and social.
My boyfriend is really supportive and understanding my goals and school so I’m happy about that.
So mostly I keep in contact with him often.
Now because I don’t go to public school anymore, I try to keep up with my friends.
Thanks to social media, I can keep contact with them by using app mostly Facebook and Discord.
I try to balance my relationship and friendship together by texting them at the same time or whenever I finish the top 2 priorities, I’ll have time to game with them.
Which leads to fun.
Now I think fun to me is like, going out or playing videos games, relaxing or doing hobbies.
Fun for me is drawing, playing PC games like League of Legends, Tekken, Team Fortress 2 etc, watching YouTube or just sitting outside chilling.
I usually combine these (aka multitask) which saves me more time but also let me have some “hype” in the meantime.
For example, before a game match starts (depends on how long it will load), I tend to sketch and since the internet is fast, I let my YouTube run in the background while I play.
But if I’m on a voice call with my friends, then I won’t use YouTube in the background but I will also put on some quiet music.
Self-care is my last priority.
Why? I tend to get easily stress and angry, frustrated very quickly.
Thanks to meditation, I can feel calmer and happier.
Reading is also a great way to de-stress yourself and also bring your mind to think consciously.
I try to fit these in my daily life and keep a schedule on my journaling.
Seems like a lot right?
It can also motivate you to be productive.
But especially take TIME caution.
What I do is I write down my goals for today and then add bits on what you might actually achieve today (so you don’t get overwhelmed!)
Once you’ve done that, cross it off and remember to give yourself a reward at the end!
“don’t leave it for tomorrow, DO IT TODAY.”
Hey, hi, hello there,
I’m Ellen Tran, an 18-year-old Australian/Vietnamese lifestyle blogger at ZyraKuma. I blog about lifestyle, self-wellbeing, productivity and relationships. I hope to inspire you guys and help those in need to become their better selves as well as combine art and blogging together (my two favourite things).
I’m currently a student, learning about art and design. Hopefully achieving to become an Illustrator because I love drawing.