This is my fifth year participating in the #write31days
challenge. When I first started, I
thought it would be a great way for me to get to know other bloggers, and it
worked. I loved the community and the encouragement,
and I also loved the challenge of writing for 31 days straight.
not pin down a topic.
knew it, it was September 30th, and I hadn’t come up with a topic.
was so overwhelmed, it seemed natural to want to write about overcoming
it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any
idea of how to do this in the month of October.
Well, I did have a few ideas, and it all started out well enough.
years – which is absolutely lucky, I know that.
colds over the past couple of years was because I had made peace with my schedule and removed what wasn’t necessary. I was able to not being stressed or
overwhelmed. So, when my body started to
become stressed again, and I felt life getting a bit out of control, of course
I got sick.
challenge, writing about my experiences, however, I’m sure you have noticed,
that was not the case. Instead, I wrote
a few posts about how I am not very successful at overcoming overwhelm.
enough. I was sick, had vertigo, and
could not talk. I realized I needed a
difficult thing. I think that it is
difficult because we are all always connected, always trying to put out new
content, always trying to be in community with our readers, trying to share
interesting and valuable information online.
Essentially, burn out happens.
was a couple years ago, and all I need is a little bit of breathing room.
build build build, but it was necessary.
I wasn’t helping anyone, certainly not myself, and that is a main reason
that I blog.
complicated, and I was doing nothing to simplify it.
realized that my blog was taking on a life of its own. This is a good thing since I am trying to
build this online business, however, it is also a bad thing if I am unable to
balance everything else I have on my plate (most notably homeschooling and the
activities my kids are involved in).
out everything and hide. But, obviously
that isn’t an option.
needed to work smarter and not harder. I
also needed to take some time to think about my goals for this blog, what is my
long term vision, and why do I continue to write even when I am stressed?
right time for me as far as blogging goes.
I realized that I was trying to do too many things, too many things with
my blog, too many things in life, and I needed to prioritize.
me. Showing me some of the problems that
I have, while giving me concrete steps to take in order to improve. I love being a blogger, working for myself,
but sometimes self gets in the way, and I just need someone to tell me what to
do. This bundle is helping me learn
personal side as well, finding balance and not being overwhelmed going into our
busy season is something I definitely need to work hard on, and it is not easy,
but it is worth it. I hope to be sharing
some of those steps over the next several weeks.
challenge, but I think that I learned a good lesson in that sometimes I can’t
push through, sometimes I really do need to take a step back and look at the
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overwhelm in blogging or in life? Do you
ever continue pushing through without stepping back to breathe?