How Authors Can Manage Their Careers, Their Families, And Their Personal Life

Guest Post by Stan Popovich

In can be difficult for successful authors to take care of their personal life and manage their careers. Being an author can be stressful because authors have to deal with the media, their fans, and their own writing careers. In addition, many authors have families to take care of and/or have a personal life. As a result, here are a few steps on how authors can juggle their careers and personal life without getting stressed.

The first thing an author needs to do is to determine what goals they want to accomplish when it comes to their career, their families, and personal life. Each day, try to set some goals for you to accomplish. For instance, let’s say your goal for today is to do a radio interview and take care of  the kids. Once you determine your goals, go out and accomplish those goals. At the end of the day, you will feel better about yourself knowing that you were able to accomplish these tasks. When you accomplish these daily goals, you will feel happier, more confident, and less stressed.

Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems.

Get into the habit of delegating part of your responsibilities.  When taking care of the family, get your spouse to help out. If your kids are older, get them to assist you. If you are at work, only take on what you can handle. Don’t try to do everything all at once. Learn to delegate and work with other people.

If you try to do everything, you will get stressed and anxious. A person can only do so much in a given day. Learn to manage your responsibilities. If you feel like you are doing too much, then take a break and evaluate your situation.

Try to do things in terms of their importance. Let’s say that you have to clean the house, go to the supermarket, and follow up on your emails from your fans.  Go to the supermarket since this is the most important thing that needs done. Do the other two tasks later on. Determine what needs done right now and do the other  tasks in order of importance.

Learn from your mistakes. If you have a bad week, try to learn what you could do better to manage your tasks.  Some weeks will be better than others. The key is to learn how to improve your situation so that you can more efficient.

Managing your family and your author responsibilities does not have to stressful. Learn to budget your time and manage your tasks. Eventually, you will be able to balance your career and family. If you still have trouble, then talk to a professional who can give you additional advice.

Stan Popovich is the author of A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods which is located at  http://www.managingfear.com/

 

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Posted on August 29, 2012, in Publicity & Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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