I don’t know if anyone noticed or not but I took an unplanned two-week break from Mind of a Diva and some social media. I did tweet here and there and I tried to work on different things, but I found that I didn’t have the energy to do anything that concerned writing. Now that I’m back I see how badly I needed that time away to reconnect with myself and get new perspective on work/life balance.
Only a few people know how much time I actually spend in front of a computer all day working and coming up with new ways to enhance the Mind of a Diva brand. This is my career and my work is endless to keep it all up, which means that I sometimes lose sleep and don’t take care of myself in order to get it done. On top of this I have other responsibilities to handle, so my personal time has been either really small or none existent for a long time.
I’ve been aware that my personal life has taken a hit from working too much, but my mind has been clouded by the idea that I can live after all the work is done. However, a couple of weeks ago I found myself wanting to work on the site but my mind was blank and I would freeze every time I tried to do anything. It became extremely frustrating because I felt as though I couldn’t do my work that I was letting my readers down by not updating my site.
Now looking back I see that the weeks I took away from my site was because my mind and body couldn’t take working all the time, it’s not possible. I needed to do that more and I have to balance because as much as I want to work I need to enjoy life too before I look back and regret not making time for myself.