It has been no secret that I’ve been slacking on the blogging front for the past two months! With car problems and the house for sale and all the stress that comes with that, my brain hasn’t had much room or time for inspiration and creativity!
But, you know what? I’m okay with that! I gave myself permission to let blogging slide down a little on the priority list. Sometimes, we need to let one of the balls that we are juggling drop temporarily, so that we can remain sane!
The other night, I had intended to finally have a nice evening dedicated to writing, but a newly scheduled showing threw those plans off, since I had to spend a couple hours cleaning the house for the following morning. I was exhausted since I had stayed up too late the night before (*ahem* shopping the clearance section online at Kohl’s), and had to scrap my plans on the computer and crash in my bed instead! I know, I know! This post could easily turn into a lesson on the importance of time management, but we’re focusing on cutting myself a break, right now!
The points is, we all take care of so much each and every day, especially those of us who have children! We can’t do everything great all at the same time! Most of the time, though, we do manage to hold our responsibilities together pretty well, but sometimes we just have to know when to say, “I need a break from this!”
And, if you are like me, you are your own worst critic. The pressure you feel to do A, B, C and X, Y, Z is largely self-imposed. We not only don’t want to let others down, but we don’t want to let ourselves down, either! We have goals and plans and we know that takes hard work and time, but we can lose joy and motivation fast if we don’t know when to recharge.
So, if you are under some extra stress lately or just feel overwhelmed by life’s daily challenges, I encourage you to find something you can let go of whether it’s for today, the week, or whenever, guilt-free! The dishes next to the sink may stack up a little higher, the grass may grow a little longer, or page views may dip a little lower, but if it keeps you healthy and from the edge of a breakdown, it’s well worth it! I give you permission!
Oh, and to follow-up on those car problems I mentioned before, I’m the proud new owner of a used Chrysler Town and Country! Nothing says, “I’m a mom and almost 30″ like a mini-van!
Have a great weekend! Do something relaxing!