Hi everyone! How is your week going? My Thursday blog post will not be appearing until Saturday, as I will be away the next few days.
Do you remember my recent post about the “3Fs” and my attempts to focus on feeding my mind, body, and spirit in 2013? Well, as promised, I am bringing you a wellbeing related post tonight! Before I get into that, however, I guess you’d like to hear how I’m going with my 3Fs?
It’s hard! (LOL! No surprises huh?!) Feeding my mind is not too hard, as I have a lot of hobbies, but the body has been a challenge and spirtuality sadly neglected! I am making progress on getting to bed earlier, and have decided to (and am sticking well to!) an at home exercise program (I’ve come to the realisation that I don’t enjoy gyms when they are busy and crowded – and mine now is, all the time! ), but snacking is particularly tricky, particularly when I’ve had a challenging day. I am forcing myself to be more observant of my food cravings and reminding myself that there is always that “choice” point – to buy the food/drink (coffee frappe, anyone?! ), to consume the food/drink, and then to finish the food/drink. I can stop myself at any of those points, but hopefully at the first choice point!
I have a few spirituality type books on my iPad that I am going to start reading when I’m away, as the evenings are quiet! (I’m away for work.) In the sprit section I also need to take a good look at some of my social connections in my day to day life… There has been some stuff staring me in the face for a while that I haven’t wanted to confront, but times are a changin’!
Here’s another test of your memory….
Can you remember that “Blogging Burnout 101″ post that I wrote back in October? (That’s OK, here’s the link ! )
Well, shortly after I wrote that post, I hosted a Twitter chat (you can follow me at @beautstoryblog) about blogging burnout. (This was part of the Aussie #bbloggersoz chat group. We haven’t got any chats planned for the next few weeks so if you are a beauty or fashion blogger and are keen to host, head to the Facebook group here!) It was a great discussion and I think all who participated learnt a lot from each other!
The bloggers involved gave me permission to share some of their tweets on this topic, and here is a selection! Each tweet is credited via the particular blogger’s Twitter handle (name). I hope that you find their comments just as helpful and thought provoking as I did!
@breathebeautyy Never force a post if you aren’t feeling it. Inspiration will come eventually if you enjoy it.
@tinnipoo I treat blogging as a hobby. I write what I want and when I want. My real life commitments will always take priority.
@ThruBeautyEyes … Blogging shouldn’t be a “chore” – I take a break when I’m burnt out/busy with my “real life”.
@CLovevintage Blog what you love and you’ll love what you blog.
@makeuptipsblogg Read over your old posts are [and] realise how much you’ve improved and remember any blog accomplishments!
@TheBDispensary I tell them [the blogger going through burnout] why I read and love their blog. We all at some point need to be reassured we’re not alone and people love our work!
@michaelaarghh The inspiration will come back to you, if you blog because you love it. Hang in there, we all go through it!
@shelld1979 Just remember there are many other things in the world other than being the best or the most popular blogger.
@BeautySwatch Focus on what energises you about blogging, and tune out everything else. = AND = As I always tell myself, no one out there is going to suffer from a delayed blog post.
@MadameBFatale If it’s really bothering you step back and figure out why. There’s no point forcing yourself to do it, it will show.
What do you think? I think many of these statements can be applied to a range of endeavours, not just blogging!