10 February 2018

Sometimes just getting up is enough

Sometimes just getting up is enough

Life seems tougher than ever for our generation. We're not under threat of conscription or war, like our grandparents, but oh my fuck our finances are crippling and we just don't have any down time. I mean, when was the last time you had an entire weekend away from the pressures of the internet, doing whatever you wanted without thinking about all the things you could have been doing? All of the Insta content you *could* get if you didn't spend all weekend in your PJs, or how much you could be expanding your CV if you'd taken up a hobby/were expanding your writing portfolio, etc etc. 

Recently this pressure has really gotten to me. I genuinely struggled all through January and the start of February. I was getting up, writing three different to-do lists for the day, going to work, coming home and immediately getting to work on a variety of chores/blog work bits until it was bed time. I'd stopped drinking and doing things with friends because it was wasting time that could otherwise be productive.  

I'd been putting myself under an insane amount of pressure to constantly be 'on' and I wasn't happy. But taking myself 'off' to do things I really wanted to do was filling me with absolute guilt because oh my god THAT was obviously why my life isn't where I want it to be, right?

For the past four or five days I've ditched the list pads, and I'm working on finding a balance between doing all the things I need to do (my washing pile is beckoning right now), and doing things that I love, and that won't further my career, or my blog, or my life prospects. And I've been so much more at peace with myself. 

Today's post is really a reminder that you're not obliged to fill your weekends with things that others are doing, or things that you're forcing yourself to do. Just getting up is perfectly enough. We don't need to spend all day everyday forcing content out of ourselves, we don't need to do anything, and taking time off is needed.

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5 comments:

  1. I kind of live by this title, you have to when you live with chronic illness lol, but i agree you don't always have to be busy, life is short you have to take time for yourself too!

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  2. I've been having a tough time lately so just getting out of bed sometimes is good enough for me. ♥

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  3. I've been really struggling with this recently and I'm trying to break out of it and realise that it's OK for me to do nothing sometimes. I'm still getting there but hopefully I'll do it soon!! Xox

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  4. I love blogging but doing it on top of a full-time job and running a home is difficult. I regularly take time out for myself and I feel so much better when I do.I think it's good to recharge and also spend time with loved ones, after all, when you're looking into a screen loved ones are getting older. I was spending so much time away from home when I first started blogging and it's so refreshing being invited to local events where I can bring a plus one as it enables me to socialise with friends and family too. If you're burning yourself out you won't enjoy it either. I've just published my first blog post in three weeks so it's good to be back!
    Hope you're feeling yourself soon Steph xoxo
    Jaz
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  5. Amen to this! Such an important post, as I know so many of us feel as though we constantly have to be doing things, always 'on.' Sometimes it's okay to just slob around, and have a lazy day to ourselves. Ain't nothing wrong with that! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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