My Break From Blogging

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Recently I took a break from blogging, today I wanted to talk about it and explain why I needed a break.


I've already spoken about this on the blog, talking about how I am trying to find my way back to "me", but today I wanted to go into a little more detail as I have been struggling to find my inspiration again, to get back into the swing of things and find my way with my blog.

I feel like I lost my passion for all things that used to make me thrive, I was barley taking photos anymore or keeping up with my online course. I couldn't bring myself to study for my theory test and I dreaded my driving lessons, I just couldn't be bothered to write blog posts anymore because I simply didn't know what to write about, I lost my mojo for a while and it was killing me a little inside. 

For a while I felt like I was getting back on track, I felt myself becoming more interested in blogging again, I wanted to go out and experience life more and I felt like I was finally getting back to being myself, until my health started going downhill again. 

I was in and out of hospital trying to get my health sorted, but I felt like no one wanted to help me. I was always being given new pills to try that "might" help me and if they didn’t, I had to go back and get new ones to try. It was really exhausting going through all the trial and error when I have a life to lead, I mean, I am still going through it right now but more seems to be getting done to help me figure out what is actually going on with my body. 

I can't take Little bear to nursery some days because the pain is excruciating, I can't get out of bed because I am just too exhausted, my energy feels like it is draining super-fast, even when I'm not doing a thing, I'm bleeding randomly throughout the month and its black. I am constantly experiencing cramps which are HORRIBLE. I have been feeling completely done with life and when the symptoms hit hard, it was like I was being tortured.

I know I'm moaning, I really do, but I just feel like I need to get it all off my chest so everyone can understand why I was shifting in and out of the blogging world so much. It's hard trying to stay on top of things, engage in conversation and reading blogs when I simply have no desire to do it yet in my head I kept telling myself that I need to, that I should want to, but it makes no difference. 

I want so badly to get back into the swing of blog posts, to start writing again as it brings me joy and I feel better for doing it, I feel accomplished and I just really need that right now, something to lift my spirits.

If you have noticed at all, I am starting to write posts more and more, I'm trying to take it one step at a time, writing a few posts to start with and that seems to be working. I'm keeping them small to ease my way back in, hoping that it makes it easier to keep up with. I'm trying not to put pressure on myself because when I do, that's when I start to feel overwhelmed so keeping it casual and not sticking to a rigid routine will hopefully help me feel a little more excited when it comes to my blog.

My inspiration is slowly coming back and I'm getting new ideas daily which is a big step up from how I was feeling a month ago. For a while there my mind was drawing a blank every time, I opened up my blog to start writing, I got a few sentences in and then my brain would freeze, causing me to feel even more frustrated.

Because of all of this, I decided to take a little break so that I could get my mind in a better place and to work on both my mental and physical health. During this time, I realised how much blogging does help me, it's something that I do just for me and in a way it's a form of self-care, it's a way to prioritise myself because it's my little slice of happiness.

The break helped, I'm now in a place where I feel like I can come back to the blog and do what makes me happy. My symptoms are still awful, and I am still on a journey to find out what is going on, but I am finally starting to get somewhere with medication and getting tests. Here's hoping that it all works out. 
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22 comments

  1. I can relate. Over the years, I've taken blogging breaks regularly. But the last one, it took ages for me to get back on the grind. But I think posting/writing at least five days in a week, helps get you back in the swing of things. At least it works for me :)

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    1. It really did help me get back in the swing! I'm now enjoying it me than ever.

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  2. Aw hun sorry to hear that, just take your time and hopefully you will fall in love with blogging again. Sometimes I need to take breaks for my own sanity.

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    1. I feel like If I continued I would have just been publishing poor content that not even I would want to read, so taking a break was well needed. I did try to get back into it a bit sooner than I should have, but I'm getting there. X

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  3. Taking a break is the best thing you can do you and your blog. I do it when I start to lose my passion for it

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    1. That's the best time to have a little break.

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  4. Oh blimey, sounds like you've had a lot going on (I'm not surprised you wanted to take a step back!) Hope you're feeling a bit brighter now x

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    1. Thank you! I really did need it, glad to be back to it now x

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  5. I've only been blogging 6 months and I can see already how taking a regular break is needed. I'm pleased you starting to find your groove again X

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    1. Wow! Only 6 months?! That's amazing! Keep up the amazing work x

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  6. Blogging breaks are vital to reset. I try and take one over every holiday - got two weeks planned over August hope my brain doesn't explode by then. Hope the break has helped you get your blogging mojo back hon xx

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    1. I'm starting to realise that a break is well needed now and then, so I'm planning on another one around October for a week, just some time to not think about it all the time and then get back into it! That's great you have it planned :) I hope you can reset your batteries xx

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  7. I'm glad you are starting to get back into the swing of things.
    Sending hugs. Take things slowly. x

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  8. Taking a break regularly helps a lot. It helps me.

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  9. taking a break can some times be the best thing to do... its good for the sole.. to take a few deep breaths and time for your self

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  10. It's lovely to hear that you know what brings you joy and that is writing. May you continue doing the things you enjoy and find the solution to your health issues. #mmbc

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  11. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better after taking a bit of time out. I think sometimes thats all it needs, just to step back a little and look after you.
    Onwards and upwards! Sending hugs x

    Thanks for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week xx

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    1. So true, it's nice to take a step back and just chill for a while xx

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