Without a doubt, I have been rather quiet in the blogosphere recently. Everything has been going great with my blog up to this point, but I have been in a slump recently. Not just a blog slump, I’ve just been in a general life slump- but anyway, more of that below in the Feel Good February section.
After reading this post, I would like you to let me know in the comments if you’ve had a blogging break before. Did you miss it? Did you find your motivation again? Did it have any negative side effects? I’m just curious, so let me know!
I have pretty much been blogging non-stop for the last year posting 2/3 times a week. This workload had been manageable (not that I see it as a workload because I enjoy every aspect of blogging), but recently I have been finding it difficult to keep going. Instead of forcing blog posts out, I have been taking it easy this month. I have published a few posts, but I mean I haven’t had a schedule.
For the rest of this month, I will continue to take it easy because I feel like I can’t switch off completely, but I do still need a rest! I do have some exciting posts planned for March- so watch this space! But right now, I am finding it difficult to even type this post out, as much as I hate to say it.
Here are a few things to be okay about, and some benefits that you’ll gain from having a short blogging break:
– Everyone will still be here upon your return
– Everyone needs a break from everything sometimes
– Don’t worry about your stats/engagement going down whilst having a break- it’s gonna happen, but that’s okay
– Recharging your batteries from time-to-time will benefit you in the long-run
– You can spend your time doing a different hobby, or, just enjoy the time to yourself
– It will help you find your motivation and inspiration again
Without a doubt, I know I’ll be back in full swing with The Emma Edit very soon. I just thought I would let you know what’s happening- thanks for understanding!
If you are reading this, then I recommend you check out my ‘Feel Good February: Practising Positivity‘ post so you know what I’m referring to.
At the start of this post, I mentioned that I have been in a slump with my blog, and just with life in general. That’s why I decided to write a post dedicated to being positive this month- it turned out to be a well-received post! I’m not exactly sure why I have been feeling like this, I just can’t seem to find enjoyment in anything at the moment- I guess we all have periods of time sometimes when we feel like this. However, remembering what I wrote at the start of the month about being positive is helping me through it.
I have a list of 7 positive motives to practice this month; here’s a little debrief to show you how I have been getting on:
– Take better care of myself and have more ‘me’ time
Thanks to my blog break, I have been having plenty of ‘me’ time- I have been enjoying it very much! I have even had a few little pamper sessions.
– Smile like I mean it to everyone
Due to my anxious ways, I find it difficult to look strangers in the eye and smile at them sometimes, so I have been trying to get better at this.
– Say yes more instead of no
I mean, what’s the worst that could happen by trying something new? I find myself doubting myself quite a lot when I am offered to try something new, but I have said yes more often this month.