No, I’m not taking a break from blogging, but let me explain!
It’s become very apparent that everyone is trying to stay in their routine, or doing MORE than usual. Quarantine has become the time to improve ourselves, find new hobbies, eat better, and workout all the time. I think that’s a great use of all this down time! However, I don’t feel that the “improve myself” mentality works for everyone, or even for the entirety of this pandemic.
These are unprecedented times, and that means a range of emotions for most. It’s absolutely okay if you aren’t feeling productive, or are even quite lazy. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or emotionally drained, that’s okay too!
I started off feeling like this was going to be a time of productivity for me. And the truth is, I just don’t see it that way anymore. I see it as a time to survive. A time to deal with emotions I’ve never experienced before. It’s time to drop the expectations I have for myself, and be forgiving. There is enough anxiety and stress going around. I don’t see the need to cause more by having all these expectations at a time like this!
I want to be forgiving of the time I have spent laying around, feeling too unmotivated to do literally anything. I want to be forgiving of the meals I have had that were actually just pepperoni and some Triscuits. And I want to be extra forgiving for not utilizing all this “extra time” to workout more often than I normally would.
I am promising myself that I will be more understanding when I don’t get a blog post up at my scheduled time, or even on the right day. I will also be understanding when I just don’t have ideas on content right now. I love this blog, and I love the community of support, but it isn’t worth feeling extra stressed over right now. I will do what I can!
Most of all, I am going to listen to myself. Listen to what I need each day, and make sure I am supporting my well being the best I can. I am taking a break from the expectations, and the pressure. I am simply going to “survive” each day, and I am okay with that right now.
Are you feeling like you just need a MINUTE? What can you let go of right now that may help you feel better? And if you are actually productive during this time, what’s something you’ve started doing during quarantine life?
Until next time,