It’s Okay to Take a Break

Hello, welcome back to our little corner of the internet.

I know it’s been a while, too long in fact but as the deadline were drawing closer for my end of year assignments, the pressure to do well was increasing. I wanted to concentrate my time and effort into completing these assignments but at the same time I didn’t want to neglect my blog or produce half-hearted content.

I was finding it difficult to focus all my attention on finishing my first year of uni whilst writing, publishing and photographing for blog posts. And I soon realised that something had to give so I decided I needed to take a break and take some of the pressure off myself.

When I started this blog I never intended to take long breaks. I wanted to invest every part of myself in to creating a space full of life but if I’ve learnt anything, it’s that it’s okay to take a break. Allow yourself time to breath and focus on other things- whether that be taking a break from work, studying or hobbies. This doesn’t make you a failure and as hard as it may feel, there is nothing to feel guilty about.

I know how difficult this is, I struggle to justify focusing on myself and feel guilty for doing so but sometimes you have to compromise and take the pressure of yourself. It’s important to give yourself that time to evaluate what is important at that particular time and focus on one thing at a time. This may be a day, a week, a month or longer. It doesn’t matter how long you need.

It shows strength and courage to realise that you need time and space. You may need to take time because you’re struggling or finding things a little overwhelming but that’s okay if you’re actively taking steps to care for your needs. You deserve to look after yourself, always remember that.

Anyway, now I have submitted my assignments I will have lots of time to blog to my heart’s content and I can’t wait to get back writing and see where this journey goes next.

I would love to hear in the comment what you have been up to over the past month and how you take time to focus on yourself.

Until next time

Karlena
xx

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