Last week I took an unexpected break from social media. I didn’t post anything on here, Facebook and Instagram were quiet but I was okay with that. Sure my numbers tanked but over all I feel great. I am the soul writer of this blog and I take care of two kids of additional needs plus run some social media for other people. When I first started blogging I read a lot of stuff about consistency. I would be very consistent for 2-3 months then run into burn out, re-group and start all over but my view’s have changed since then.
Yes, you read right I just said the exact thing that some people would say not to do. Some breaks I plan; an example of this is taking a break from the moment my kids go on Christmas Holidays until the moment they grace their Teachers doors. Other’s happen when I feel my mental health slipping, (like last week.) I find if I try to push through issues and not take a break it actually affects my writing.
I find my soul dries up a bit and I don’t write at the level I inspire to.
The biggest part of my brand is what I write. I love writing about things that I have found helpful in my journey as a Medical Mom, a PICU and NICU Momma, raising two children with additional needs and someone who suffers from PTSD. When I first started this journey their wasn’t much out there. Now theirs tones of support groups but what I found helpful was reading other peoples stories. Mommy Bloggers who wrote about their experience raising children with additional needs is where I connected with we where isolated at home due to sickness. I inspire to write things that will help other mom’s in slimier shoes.
I need to practice what I preach.
Taking breaks from social media is one of the ways that makes sure I take care of myself mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For the next week I will be asking myself these questions as I get ready for 2018 Blogging Year:
When are the kids holidays?
Why would I take a break?
What do I find helpful about breaks?
What do breaks look like for me?
Rather your starting up a business, are a blogger, a working mom or a stay at home mom all these are important questions to be asking yourself. If you want to be the best you possible in 2018 you need to make sure your getting your rest in!