Hey, It’s Okay… To Feel Unmotivated

Hey It's Okay

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!


Taking a Break…


Hi everyone!

First, let me apologise for no ‘proper’ post today. I’m sure you can already guess from the title what this post will be about. Since August, the past three months have been absolutely crazy and I’ve had so much going on – in a good way. I don’t feel like my blog or my posts have suffered but I’m someone who always likes to put everything into whatever they do and I don’t want to write posts if they don’t excite me or I don’t feel like what I’m sharing is relevant. Rather than write something I’m not happy with I’d prefer to have a short break and come back feeling refreshed with new ideas.

When I plan my posts for the month, the dates tend to fill up pretty quickly. I do re-evaluate throughout the month and move things slightly if needed but there are a couple of October dates that I didn’t have anything planned for. Technically today, (Friday the 21st) was one of those days but you’re getting a post to explain the break. I post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but next Wednesday, October 26 there won’t be a post. I will still be publishing my Project Pan posts for the two remaining Mondays in the month and my October Favourites will be posted on the 28th. Really, you’re only missing one post!

Be sure to catch up on this week’s posts if you haven’t already:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week!


New Layout and Week Off

Hi everyone!

I haven’t posted on a Sunday in forever! I just wanted to quickly let you know that over this past weekend I have changed the theme of the blog and created a new header. I have kept the same base colours: purple, grey, black and white but I felt like a change and feel the new theme is fresher and more modern. Be sure to have a look and let me know what you think!

Also, this week I have decided to take a break from posting. I have been a bit stressed lately and it’s starting to take it’s toll on my body. Wednesday’s Meet the Blogger post will still be up as planned but my next post after that will be Monday 26 October. I will still be online everyday to catch up on comments and all of your posts.

Have a lovely week everyone!


Blogging Break…

Blogging BreakHey everyone,

For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking of taking a short break from blogging. I started this blog in June 2014 and it has pretty much been non stop for the last year. I feel like now is the right time to take a step back and focus on a few other things for the blog but not the blog directly.

Taking a break now feels natural, I have come to the end of my ‘Meet the Blogger’ posts (for the moment) but I will still email and contact fellow bloggers to see if they want to take part for when I return. I will be working away in the background, there just won’t be any new posts. I also plan to still visit WordPress daily to catch up on blogs I follow, comments and anything else! If I am nominated for any tag posts I promise I will catch up on these when I return.

I’ll be trying to post on Instagram everyday, starting tomorrow (Saturday). I’m also considering joining Pinterest and setting up a Twitter account for the blog. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on these!

Make sure you follow me on social media if you want to keep up to date with what I’m up to or you just want to say hi.

I will be back in two weeks (July 31) with my July Favourites post. Until then, look after yourselves and I can’t wait to catch up properly when I return! ❤

Lots of love,