I’ve been wondering lately how I’m supposed to get everything done. Are there really that many hours in the day? Are you kidding me? Between the blogging, social networking, marketing, getting traffic to my blog, posting to etsy, workshops, actually painting, raising my daughter, housework, cooking, and all the things I’ve left out, I just get overwhelmed. So, I have devised a few strategies to help balance things. I’ve had issues with being able to paint while Victoria is awake. Then, by the time she goes to bed, I’m too exhausted to paint. I came up with the plan to let her paint with me. It helps keep her occupied, because she always wants to get into the paints while I’m painting. This has taken a bit of the stress off that. I don’t get to move as quickly, because I have to watch her constantly or the entire house will be covered in her paints, but it does help. Also, as I grow tired of reading the internet, or posting, etc. I get up and do some dishes, sweep or put on a load of laundry. It helps break up the computer work, and I almost welcome the housework. The plan isn’t perfect yet, but I’m getting there. Before you know it, I’ll have a well devised daily schedule. I just have to keep working at it. Instead of just throwing my hands up like I normally do, I will just push through and try to come up with a solution. If you have any ideas on how to incorporate work and daily life, please feel free to share them with me. I’m excited to hear other ideas on this topic.