Hello! I’m back again. I took a little much needed break from it all. Writing that is. In my previous post I wrote about feeling guilty for not blogging, creating and all the rest. Even though that feeling never completely disappeared I made a conscious decision to take it a bit easier and I knew that I would come back to writing when I was ready for it. And that time has come.
After a great chat with the lovely Ingrid from Ingstyle last night I felt inspired to put some words on ‘electronic’ paper again. It’s always so nice to talk to someone who completely understands how you feel about certain things, insecurities and all, without having to explain yourself too much. It gives clarity and is a great reminder that you’re not alone in feeling this. Relief. We’ve also interviewed each other for our blog features, so watch this space!
The other reason why I’ve not been writing for a week or 2 is because I didn’t quite know where to start again. I felt I had not been doing enough, even though I have been doing things ‘behind the scenes’. The “I’m not enough” showed her face for a bit which made me put things off even further. Speaking to Ingrid; she pointed out that even the tiniest bit of writing each day will make the difference, rather than writing once or twice a week. This will make it easier to overcome resistance and keep the focus. From experience I know this to be true but it seemed to have slipped my mind. I love a good reminder.
Also, the complete lack of schedule hasn’t helped. Once again a reminder that planning does actually work, which is something I need to work on. Since I was in a great blogging flow for a while I guess I thought I didn’t need planning but I can safely say I do. Lesson learned.
I must say I have enjoyed not being behind my laptop that much and taking advantage of the lovely weather instead. It’s definitely heating up here in London town and everyone is in good spirits. The longest day of the year has already passed which means gradually the days will get shorter. This year is flying by!
Have you had a break recently? And how did you get back into the swing of things? Do share!