This month I wanted to talk about motivation which is highly important to me. I like to think of myself as a very hard working, motivated person in pretty much everything I do. I don’t do things halfheartedly and I like to be proud of what I’m doing, whether that be at school, taking time to make sure my makeup is applied correctly and looks nice or this blog. My self motivation is part of the reason I was successful at school and why I like to succeed. I set standards and it feels good when you reach them. (I promise I can be relaxed and easy going too).
A couple of weeks ago I shared a post called, ‘Taking a Break’ and it was nice to have a short time away and not think about blogging as much as usual. I keep mentioning how busy I have been over the past couple of months and I’ve been contemplating whether more of an extended break would be a good idea. There are a few reasons I have been busier recently, I started a new job, I traveled (twice) and I have been seeing someone. Our relationship is still pretty new and I’ve been in two minds whether to share that information or not just because I don’t know how much he would be comfortable with. A lot of time lately has been spent with him which I have loved and I got to thinking maybe I could do with a break from the blog.
I don’t want to say I won’t be posting at all. If I get an idea and feel like sharing it, I will. However, there may not be three new posts a week like there is at the moment. I’m going to trial this until the end of November with the possibility of it extending into December. This will not affect Project Pan, my Monthly Favourites or my Happiness Highlights – those posts will still go up as usual.
I don’t want to stop blogging but I want to make sure the posts I write are exciting and blogging doesn’t feel like a chore. I never want to get to the point where I’m tired of blogging and don’t want to do it. It’s healthy to want time out and need a break now and again and that relates to many aspects of life. It’s normal to experience a lack of motivation so don’t make yourself feel bad about it. Some days you might not want to get out of bed – don’t, some days you might feel frustrated and upset – cry, you don’t have to do anything that doesn’t make you happy if you’re not in the mood to do it.
Sometimes you need a break from something to miss it and realise why you enjoyed it so much in the first place, you will come back to it eventually. I have worked and run this blog for 2 and a 1/2 years and I love everything it has become. It has made me more confident, it has taught me so much and it allows me to share my thoughts. This time away is about focusing my energy and motivation on a part of life I haven’t experienced before because like everything else, I too want that to be successful.
P.S. These posts and this series has become one of my favourite aspects of the blog. I love sitting at my laptop and pouring out honest thoughts. I want to say thank you for all the interaction on last month’s topic relating to Blogging Freebies. If you haven’t read that post yet, I urge you to check it out!
P.P.S. I will be back on Monday with a Project Pan post!