I feel like a lot of us are going through busy and stressful times at the moment. I certainly am. For a few weeks now I have felt overwhelmed with my everyday life. I have been uninspired and unmotivated to create new content for my blog and Instagram. The whole process has started to feel like a chore. This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen. I started my blog as a way to express myself and to connect with others. I never want it to feel like a chore.
The perfectionist in me fears failure and letting people down, so I have been stressing and obsessing over this blog lately. I want to deliver amazing content, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. I’m only human. It’s natural to hit a creative wall from time to time.
The funny thing is that while I still post every day on social media I have been slack on engaging with others. I decided to catch up on a few of my favourite pages and realised some of them are going through similar things to me right now. This made me feel infinitely better. I certainly didn’t judge them or lose faith in them for not posting or engaging as much; I need to trust that the same will be done for me.
I’m not going anywhere, in fact, I’ll be back with a beauty-related post next week. But for this week, I was stuck, so I decided to get personal and open up about my lack of direction and motivation recently. Sometimes the “real world” and your everyday life has to take precedence over your blog and social media game. This might seem like such an obvious statement, but for me, it’s really difficult to take a break from something once I have committed to it (even if it is causing me stress).
It’s so important to put yourself first and take a break if you need to. The world will not come crashing down if you don’t post something on Instagram or can’t deliver a blog post that you are proud of. I need to tell myself this constantly. I know this will pass and I’ll get my mojo back soon. For now, thank you for sticking with me and understanding. It means the world to me.
Book Recommendation for Anxiety Sufferers
To end this little personal post, I thought I’d do a plug for this book I just finished reading. It’s called First, We Make The Beast Beautiful and it’s written by Sarah Wilson of I Quit Sugar fame. If you suffer with anxiety, as I do, this book is a must-read.
It’s really easy to read and understand. It’s not overflowing with medical jargon. This book is just one woman’s journey with her mental health and I found it incredibly interesting and eye-opening. I could relate to a lot of what she has gone through and it was comforting to know that someone else had experienced the way I feel.
Sarah has tried many different therapies to assist with her mental health and touches on a few of them in the book, which was also insightful and inspiring. It inspired me to practice yoga and mindful meditation more regularly (therapies that I need constant reminders to actually do). The book also has some wonderful advice for those close to us who do not suffer with anxiety – I had my partner read it and it was really helpful for us both. It was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it!
Until next week! Much love to you all!