So the idea to write a blogpost about a social life alongside having a full time job and being a blogger popped into my mind after yesterdays salsa class. My boyfriend and I were cycling home when he brought op the idea to drink something at a bar nearby. And all of a sudden I thought about the subject of today’s blogpost.
I think when you have a full time job and you’re also a blogger it can be quite challenging combining this with a sociale life. Though, I think it’s very important to maintain a social life at anytime, because it allows you to interact with people. Humans are social people from itself and when I look at myself I want to interact with people. If I’m constantly flying from place to place without taking the time to chat to other people or interact with other people I feel quite isolated. That’s why in my opinion it’s very important to maintain an active social life and take time for each other.
But I don’t have time to plan a social something …
If you feel like you don’t have time to meet people for drinks or dinner try to don’t pressure yourself with too much expectations. Try to find a time during the week that you don’t have something else to do. Perhaps on Friday evening after work. What could also help is plan social activities during events that you have to do anyway. For example plan to meet someone during lunch or dinner. You have to eat those meals anyway so why not invite someone to join you.
Just go with the flow
Sometimes opportunities to be social just present itself all of a sudden. Just like the example I gave at the beginning of this blogpost. When I’m busy I tend to say no more often that yes towards those spontaneous events. Though, before saying anything think about whether or not you have time. If you have even if it’s just 45 minutes participate in the event and you’ll see that sometimes it’s not as difficult as you think to combine all your activities with a social life.
Please don’t hesitate to share your tips in combining a social life with a full time job and all other things that you have/want to do. I’d love to hear what you do to be able to combine all those things! And let me know if you’d like a post about combing exercise with a full time job and blogging!