Despite my somewhat uneasy and self-loathing past, I’ve always known self-care to be an enhancing practice, something that takes many different shapes and forms, yet ultimately is known to revive the soul, the heart and most of all the mind.
As human beings, we have many different roles in society, from students to employees, to teachers, to parents, to grandparents, to husbands and wives, and for some of my creative friends out there, also as bloggers. Though this sounds a little strange, and as of yet through my internet research I haven’t actually found a post on the importance of self-care, in the context of being a blogger. If you really think about it, it’s really important.
Think about it like this, when you come up with a potential blog post idea, you think about the various strands within it, the many different viewpoints you could present and the many different examples you could give. Then you decide which is the best to take, or perhaps there are many ideas you could bring together, once the words flow from your brain right down to your fingertips, as mine are doing right at this instant, it’s easy to forget how much work really goes into this creative process. It’s never easy, you need a steady stream of creativity, of ideas and most of all, a set of standards you can use to measure up your posts.
For people who blog as careers, or even for people who are still somewhat in the fuzzy grey area of blogging being a hobby or a career, taking days off from blogging, adjusting your schedule, or even reducing the amount that you post can seem like a strange concept, especially if blogging is essentially, your life. We all need a break from life, no matter how enjoyable or crazy or downright exhilarating it may be, we need time to recharge, to recuperate to ensure that in the future we can improve ourselves. For the longest time, whenever I needed a break I used to perceive it as me not being good enough to write, the twisted mindset riddled me with guilt and anxiety as I imagined my blog falling to pieces, and for my writing to worsen dramatically over time.
Yet I now know this is far from the truth and not at all realistic. Regardless of anything, it’s good to take a break, whether it’s days off to gather your thoughts to release the strain you’ve put under the creative muscle. Most importantly. some experiences don’t need to be documented, enjoy the present moments, in the long-term, it’s so much more important than trying to take the perfect blog pictures or writing immaculately to perfection.
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