This was not today’s planned topic. However, today’s topic was more intense and due to being incredibly busy for the last few weeks, I hadn’t pre-written it.
So when I woke cranky this morning after a bad sleep, the idea of trying to write today’s topic had me stressing. Which led me to this topic.
Sometimes we all need to step back
There is nothing wrong with taking care of yourself. We all get overwhelmed at times. We put deadlines on ourselves, tie ourselves to routines.
I hate missing blog posts so when I wasn’t in the right headspace today, the idea of missing today’s post gave me anxiety.
Honestly, that’s the last thing I need, getting anxiety-stricken over something like a blog post.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Beating myself up for not writing the post I had planned doesn’t really help me. It wasn’t exactly motivating. All it did was create stress that made me want to avoid thinking about it.
I am still trying to remember not to be too hard on myself. Things happen, life happens, something can crop up unexpectedly. Adding extra stress on to my shoulders over my own deadlines is silly.
If I had missed a blog post, it’s not the end of the world. I could have reblogged one of the many awesome posts from blogs I follow. As it happened, this situation created a blog post of its own.
Taking a step back is a good idea because if we keep pushing through stress we can end up burning out. Which means you would need to step back for even longer and it can have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing.
I’ve had burn-out in the past, so you think I’d remember to take my stress levels and anxiety more seriously.
So this is just a reminder to everyone (including me) to give yourself a break, don’t be too hard when life throws you a curve. Step back, take a breath and give yourself some time.