So, I’m finally back with a new blog post. I’ve been meaning to write one for a while but I’ve not been in the right mindset to be able to actually finish one.
I’ve just needed time away from my blog just so I can regroup and create content that I’m actually proud of sharing. I felt like I was just pumping out pieces just for the sake of it and not actually enjoying what I as writing.
But, I’ve also needed this time to be able to concentrate on myself. I was experiencing a lot of stress from my personal life to work to running my blog and I wasn’t doing anything about it. I knew I needed to give my body some time to heal and some quality time to itself, away from everything, and to figure out what I actually want to out my time and effort into.
By doing this, I’ve realised that there are a lot of things that I am super grateful for in my life and I just wanted to take a minute to reflect on that.
My Friends Having my friends to lean on has been a major help over the last few weeks. I feel like I was able to vent my heart out but also have time to distract myself and not have to talk about anything at all, which was wonderful to have. Knowing that they’re there for me, whether that’s to meet up or just to text, has been such a help.
Spotify This app has been an absolute lifesaver for me. I overthink a lot, and so to help me combat that I’ve been putting on music to help release any negative vibes from whatever situation I was in, whether it was putting on a playlist with all my favourite songs on or putting on an 80s Hits playlist to just be able to dance in my room to.
My Dogs Having a pet(s) to comfort you whilst going through a hard time is definitely a great way to find comfort. My dogs are wonderful and they know when I’m feeling down and they just sit with me until I feel better. I can also spill my heart out to them, they’re great listeners!
Having My Own Space If I didn’t have this, then I’m not too sure what I’d do. We all need somewhere where we can just be ourselves without the praying eyes of others. Sometimes all you want it to be alone and to have somewhere where you feel comfortable enough to be true to how you feel and to be able work through those feelings. I really needed some quiet and alone time and having that place was so important to me. For me, this space was my bedroom but being outside on my own helped a lot too.
Taking My Time This is geared more toward myself. I’m quite an impatient person and like to see results straight away. But, like I said at the beginning of this piece, I knew that I needed to take time out for myself and that my body and mind would let me know when I’m ready to move on and to pick up from where I left off. Having this time to myself has really helped with knowing what I want and what I need moving forward and I’m glad that I didn’t rush myself into feeling better.
Thank you guys for reading and for being patient with me and my blog. I really appreciate it and I’m planning so much content as we speak, so please keep an eye out for more!