Studying and Blogging: the Struggle

Look who’s back from being gone! I feel like hugging my blog and apologizing OVER and OVER again. Yes I’ve been busy, I’ve had tons of deadlines and have exams to prepare for, but I haven’t been THAT busy that I have no time for myself at all. So I’ve been thinking on this, and I realized that when I do take a break from studying and have some time for myself I don’t always feel like blogging. And I guess this is the biggest problem I’ve had since I started university one and a half year ago… Especially during busier periods.

What’s my Problem

The main problem is that when I’ve been really busy with university and I have some time off I tend to not grab my laptop and write blog posts. Instead I let myself fall on the couch and turn on the tv (*cough* Netflix *cough*) or I grab a book and read a bit. Which is not too bad… If I’d end up reviewing the book. But I don’t. And I don’t know exactly why I don’t, but it probably has to do with the fact that I’ll need to focus in order to do so, and when I’m tired I don’t WANT to focus.

Break the Circle

In between studying and working out, I can be so incredibly tired, that I in my free time I just want to lie down and not do anything at all. The worst of all is because I have enough to read for my study, that I don’t feel like reading other books. It’s just one big circle that keeps going round… and you have no idea how badly I’d like to break it.

But the question is how am I going to break it? I don’t think scheduled time to blog will help me. If I’m going to force it I am going to lose my joy in blogging. Because that’s something I still have, I love blogging, I just have problems grabbing my laptop (once I get going I’m unstoppable). I’m probably lazy… Nothing probably, I’m lazy.

That’s where you come in! Tell me, do you have the same problem? And if you do, how do you deal with it? Is there a way to deal with it. I want to get back to blogging regularly so badly, but every time studying gets a little hectic my blog takes a MAJOR backseat. I know I’m not the only one struggling with this, what I’d like to know is how do YOU deal with it (help me out please!).


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  1. 11/12/2015 / 18:32

    Hi friend, I missed you so so so much! When I was in school, I would spend an hour reading/blogging because it was my “me” time. But not around exams. Around exams I became a zombie of caffeine and notebooks. Take the time you need to do what you have to, we’ll be here when you come back.

    • Iris
      14/12/2015 / 21:32

      Zombie thriving on caffeine and notebooks is quite accurate… haha. I missed you too (still do…) only a few more weeks and I’ll be back! Hugs

  2. 12/12/2015 / 23:25

    Hey, Iris, it’s OKAY. I think part of the problem is, as you said, focussing. But remember that you do a lot of writing as part of your degree, so maybe having to write for both uni and the blog is wearing out your poor word-generator.

    Take a step back, maybe aim for a post a week. If you’re reading a lot, why not do really short reviews, like a weekly or biweekly reading log of what you’ve read and maybe just one paragraph of your thoughts for each book? What about videos or just pictures?

    Ultimately, you don’t HAVE to blog, especially now while you’re writing essays and doing exams. I will still love you just the same! <3

    • Iris
      14/12/2015 / 21:31

      I do think part of the problem is that I write quite a lot for my study as well… Especially near the end of the semester. Who knows, maybe after this period I’ll get my blogging mojo back!
      Thank you for your everlasting support and the ideas, I’m definitely going to try some and see if it’ll work out for me :)

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