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Admittedly, this year has served up a lot of responsibility. I got married. The kiddo is growing like a weed with all of the pains that come along with that. I've expanded my writing responsibilities. Work has been far more demanding of my sanity than it was last year. Recently, I found myself in a bitchy funk. It all came to a head a couple of weeks ago when I was juggling Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (my own and the university's), and I just didn't give two fucks about it all. That's when I knew I needed:
- A day off from work
- Daysssss off from social media and writing
The first thing I noted after shutting down the social media was that I didn't feel frazzled. I wasn't multitasking all. day. long. And that was great!
The second takeaway, I had more focus. Because duh. See above.
Also, I'm sick of being indoors all day. I've never been much of an outdoorsy person in general, compounded by the fact that Texas heat is generally incredibly oppressive. Luckily, we've had a mild summer so far (for us), and I wanted to hit the pool. Above all things, I wanted to float away with a margarita in my hand. I made it happen and it helped lift me up.
When I returned to work after a long weekend of complete and utter slothfulness, and when I came back to the computer after several days off, I felt absolutely refreshed. The ideas that wouldn't come to my fingertips before suddenly started flowing again! Huzzah!
But I also came back to the 'puter with some realizations. If I'm going to do ALL THE THINGS, I have to shift my schedule around a bit. I'm planning to cut back my blog posts from four or five per week to more like three per week. If I have more to write, I certainly will, but I need to lighten the load of responsibility a bit.
I'm not even worried about any of this, but I did think I'd share. I know several of my favorite bloggers have been slogging through some feelings very similar to this, and it's better to head those funky feelings off at the pass.
Now...I think I'll take a few more days off from work. That felt GOOD!