Today, I’m wondering about how much we need to step away from the routine, every now and then, just to gather our thoughts. It’s so easy to get caught up in the routine, hoping for a miracle because you know you’ve put in so much effort into something that you actually care about, and then being crushed with disappointment when all your efforts seem to mean absolutely nothing. It’s easy to get caught up with that and not allow yourself the space to gather your thoughts, because it always makes you feel like you need to do a lot better than you previously did.
But what if this is just the constant fear of failure combined with weeks, if not months of frustration and anxiety talking? What if this is all just because you haven’t even considered giving yourself a break from the constant whiplash that you’ve been under for so long?
The concept of loving what you do and doing what you love seems like a beautiful thing on the surface, but people often neglect how much of it can take up your mental and physical energy. I’m not saying you aren’t taking good care of yourself, but sometimes when you’re going through a lot more than you think you can handle, a little bit of love and care fails to be enough.
This is where it helps to entirely step away from the situation for a little bit and allow yourself to gather your thoughts enough to go back to working on whatever isn’t happening, with a better approach from a different angle. You never know, these little moments that you take for yourself could very well end up being what you need to go back to a healthy routine instead of one that tires you out badly.
You can always try again and do better. But for that, you need to have a healthy body, a clear head, and a sound mind. Nothing else matters as much as your own well-being does. Especially now.
Put yourself first sometimes and step away. You’ll thank yourself later for that. Xx