Merry Monday lovely ladies (and gents) of this glittering community. Did you have a good week while I was away? I did. I needed it.
I didn't really see it coming because I'm the type to bulldoze through things with my head down, carrying on, but all of a sudden I just felt like I couldn't.
I am quite sure that to a great many people (and I'm not at all cross if this is you), blogging and vlogging looks very easy. In some respects they are. They are fun and enjoyable past times and they allow you to release and enhance your creativity in a really positive way.
Sometimes however, they're not. They require far more work than the audience sees and take up a lorra lorra time (I might do a dedicated post on this soon). For the last six months I have really been pushing myself in all aspects of life. I'm not sure why but I constantly feel as though I must set and achieve all my targets, I must be dedicated to ALL fields (Motherhood, being a good wife, being a great hostess, being a good friend, building my main channel, developing my second channel, improving this blog and of course, finding the perfect regime to leave my skin flawless) and frankly, it's exhausting!!
I could feel myself growing tired but kept pushing, kept striving and kept going. Until something had to give. I knew it wasn't going to be Mummyness since that's my number one job, so just for a week it had to be this blog and I tell you, I was gutted. I was annoyed at myself because since February, apart from the 7 days I was out of the country, I have posted consistently and I felt like I was dropping the ball.
I needed to.
Sometimes the way to make things work isn't to hold as tight as you possibly can and never let go. Sometimes you have to let go so that you can breath a bit, refresh your resources and then get on.
I can and I will achieve the goals I set myself and it's alright to take a breather here and there.
I think that it is easy to misinterpret resting as failure but having taken just a few days away, I feel full of vigour and ready to pick myself up and do all the things I want to. Sometimes when we really want something, we need to down tools before we get there.
If there is anything you are striving for and you are finding yourself on the brink of exhaustion, before you get there, stop. Take a moment to say, 'Will I be better at this with renewed energy?'. The answer is probably yes.
Is there anything in your life that you can and will achieve? What steps are you making to take yourselves there? Encourage in the comments.
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