It’s been a crazy month, and while I have missed writing, I do NOT feel guilty. This is amazing for me, since I’m the one who feels guilty for feeling guilty and making someone else feel bad because of it (This happens more than I care to talk about… lol). I don’t feel guilty because this is one of the reasons I write. I love to write, to get my thoughts, ideas, experiences and the like out in the open, and I like that it works on MY time-frame.
The past 3 weeks have been scary and humbling, and ultimately eye-opening. We are in a bit of a waiting period while we wait on word from “But Dad’s” recent bronchoscopy. I’m feeling like I’m able to get back into the swing of things now, and I am thankful for that. I think we all go through our hard times, our struggles and such, and I am happy to be able to share some of the details and some of what has (and hasn’t) worked.
Here are my 3 tips on getting the most out of your blogging/working hiatus.
- Take a Break. Usually if you are taking a hiatus from blogging or other work in general, there is a personal reason. It could be medical, or family related, or something similar, whatever the reason, take some time off. Maybe a week, maybe a day or 2, but take the time you need until you feel ready to think about working again. Yes, that was a mouthful, but seriously, there is no reason to try to work on something when you can’t concentrate on it, take the time you need.
- Do Some Research. While we were going through the several Dr appointments and a surgery and all that these last 3 weeks, I took about a week off, I did nothing blog related. Then, once I had taken the time to process the “new normal” of fitting in more Appointments and having less time to write, I started reading blog posts and even an eBook on writing. I wanted to come back into this with a fresh mind, and be able to rock out some posts.
- Make a Plan. I had one of those A-ha moments during all of this and I am super excited to be working on a new project that will (hopefully) be out later on this year. I will be working simultaneously on this new project while rocking out some blog posts this summer, and I already have a pretty decent plan in place to do so.
Sometimes, we go through seasons in life where we just really need to take a break and concentrate on higher priorities. By following these steps, I got the most out of the break and am ready to take on the world (or at least my little corner on the blogosphere) once more.
Do you have any tips for taking a break from work during life’s storms???