Ok, so here’s the scoop….it’s been months since I’ve sat down to work on TheWellNurseLife. I’ve missed you so, and it feels great to be back!
A few months ago I found myself feeling STRESSED OUT by this whole blogging thing. That obviously isn’t what I want and obviously isn’t supposed to be the point of blogging! TheWellNurseLife is about exactly that, being a well-nurse and having a well-life. Once I realized that I was feeling pressure to blog and feeling anxious about creating content, getting that content out there, growing my following, learning about all the ins and outs of blogging, and all the pieces that need to come together to make a blog successful….I was starting to feel overwhelmed and out of balance 🙁
So…..I took a BREAK!! And boy, am I glad that I did 🙂 While taking my break, I started to think about how needing a break pertains to every aspect of our lives. We need a break from our professional work, we need a break from work at home, we need a break from hobbies to clear our heads and start fresh, we need a break from our kids, our families, our pets. And during my break time, I decided…THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TAKING A BREAK!! Taking a break is exactly what I needed to rejuvenate myself and get right back at it. Now, I feel like my vision is clear, my head is uncluttered, and the ideas are flowing. (Woot woot!!)
Taking a break is something that we don’t do often enough for ourselves. It should be part of our routine…part of our professional routine as well as part of our personal routine. But today’s society and culture does not support us in taking a break. So….this is where it gets tough…
- How do we take care of ourselves when our society and culture doesn’t support us in doing so?
- How do you know when a break is needed?
- What steps are needed to actually step away and let things be?
- How long should the break be?
- What do you tell others about the break?
- How do you let go of the “I should be….” thoughts.
- How do you get back in the swing of things after taking time off?
Taking a break from your “norm” is a good thing to do, but for most of us, taking a break presents it own unique set of challenging thoughts and feelings. So my next few posts will be part of a series called “Give Me A Break!”. Here, we will take a closer look at how we can take a break and how we can make that an ok thing to do!!! (Watch for a new printable….there may be one of those coming too!)
In the meantime….here is a simple strategy to get you started…
Stop. Breathe. Enjoy. Repeat.
All for now, talk soon! Be good to yourself,