Sometimes You Just Need A Break
Today I’ve written 5 posts and it’s only 11:30 in the morning. I’ve sent out the BGB newsletter, washed a few loads of laundry, planned our first meet up, researched planning a conference and spent some QT time with my husband.
I woke up at 5am this morning ready to conquer the world which is funny considering the fact that I couldn’t write one word for the past two weeks or so.
Every morning I would sit down at my desk ready to write but instead my day would go a little like Leanne’s post from Monday. It was a combination of procrastinating because I’m a perfectionist and not being motivated because I let little failures get to me.
No matter what techniques I tried to get my inspiration back I couldn’t quite seem to catch it so on Tuesday I decided to stop.
I stopped worrying about work, blog stats, the feeling that I’m not doing enough and everything else plaguing me.
Once I stopped worrying and started living life my anxiety left me little by little. I also started meditating first thing in the morning which has helped so much.
Last night I tried to write again and it wasn’t working out so I went out with friends instead.
I had a blast and when I woke up this morning I was had a ton of ideas in my head.
I’m so glad I’ve gotten my inspiration back and I think a lot of it had to do with my stress levels.
Once I stopped trying to force it I got it back.
Sometimes you don’t need anything except take a break from it all.
Have you ever taken a break from your blog? Did it help or hurt?
PS: Expect an announcement about the first BGB Meet Up very soon.
PPS: This post was written on Thursday March 26, 2015