Taking a break
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had to deal with various real life events that required more energy than I had anticipated, so unfortunately my writing has taken a back seat. As with most things in life, we often will have similar occurrences of interjecting goals and events that will sprout up without any notice.
A cousin of mine has been in the hospital, she had a double brain aneurysm and had slipped into a coma for almost a week. She’s doing much better now and on the slow road to recovery, but at the same time my Grandfather went into the hospital as well for complications with pneumonia. Pretty crazy stuff, but he’s doing much better as well. Around the same time, I had an influx of freelance work come in that I needed to finish. It was all very overwhelming, and I found myself having the most stressful two months to date. I stopped writing, stopped working out, and found myself getting run down and sick from the anxiety.
Now that everything is over and more settled, I can feel my routines falling back into place. Getting back to the gym, trying to de-stress properly after work – all while managing my emotions and keeping my head clear.
Keeping my mind in control
If I had stopped for a second and thought about my writing; I’d feel bad that I wasn’t staying committed. I had gotten to the point that I wouldn’t even login to WordPress. I was afraid of facing it, there was nothing scary about it only that I was letting myself down.
If you ever catch yourself in a similar position, DON’T FEEL BAD. We all do this, we all take breaks from time to time on whatever we’re working on and thats okay. The main point of it is to eventually (sooner rather than later) get back on track. We are human, we lead complex busy lives full of emails, jobs, long hours, short weekends, bills and loan payments, screaming kids – all slammed between trying to have some kind of social life. It’s okay to take breaks, but just make sure you can control the break. Don’t let the break take control over you.
The main thing to always take with you upon your life’s journey is: keep your reality in control. Be mindful of your situations and your emotions. You’re not a slave to the way you feel and to our situations and realities. Be above the drama and be above the feelings of inadequacy and dread. You’ll come out okay, even if there are a few breaks in-between. :]
Thanks for reading-