This blog post is a long time coming. Over the past month I have been slammed with freelance articles, which has been a good thing. But, it’s also makes writing blog posts seem like a lot more work than usual. Rather than pump out content I didn’t care about I opted to take some time away from my blog to focus on my other writing projects. Writing all day is exhausting so it’s the last thing I want to do at night too. I think the break was good for me and got me thinking about how important taking breaks can be!
Taking a break can be such a positive thing. When I started working on these writing projects I was also trying to keep up with my blog. It wasn’t long before I was feeling burnt out and was even contemplating giving up blogging all together. I can be guilty of thinking taking a break means I might as well quit; which isn’t the mentality to have by any means. I decided to take some time away from my blog to recharge my batteries and focus on other priorities with no real pressure of coming back. Within a couple weeks I really missed blogging and decided I didn’t want to give it up completely.
By stepping away from my blog for a bit I was able to refresh my outlook and come up with some new content ideas I hope you guys will like. I’m going to go back to blogging Monday through Friday with a nice mix of beauty and lifestyle content. While I’m never really done my freelance projects, I have gotten a couple big projects out of the way and feel like I can balance my freelance writing with my blog in a way that works for me.
Sometimes we can put so much pressure on ourselves and it just isn’t healthy. I can be particularly bad for this, so taking a break was the perfect reminder that they are absolutely necessary sometimes and there is no shame in that. It feels good to be back!