Monday, 8 July 2013

A step in the right direction

back-on-track

Recently I've been busy. Like insanely busy, sort of the busiest I've ever been busy. I've felt fairly stressed out about it, and the way I've dealt with that is to just completely stop trying to fit anything else in other than sleeping, eating and working.

This sort of works for a short period of time, but after a while I've got to the point where I've been hardly socialising, eating donuts and pizza at the office everyday, not exercising, and barely blogging for about a month now. These are all the things I love to do, and I've found that despite my busy-ness, if I don't make a little bit of time to do these things then it just makes me more stressed, not less.

I do love my job, for all its pains, and it's so easy to fall into that mode of taking pride in the stress, and feeling like the world will fall apart if you leave the office before 10pm because they just can't manage without you!

Things are starting to quieten down a bit for me now, and it's time to get back into good habits. More home cooking, less eating at my desk, going running even when I reeeeally don't want to, and above all making time to see my favourite people and do my favourite things.

I love the creativity of blogging, the buzz of creating a post you are really proud of and hitting publish, and I also love all of the interesting places it takes me to. I'm ashamed to say if it wasn't for this blog there would be so many times when I would just have stayed in, instead of going out and trying new things, but it gives me the push to get out of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn't do otherwise. I feel like I've got into a vicious circle of being too busy to do things, leading to no blog posts, leading to feeling depressed and blah about the blog, leading to not wanting to get out and try anything new!

So enough! The new leaf is officially turned over, I'm back on the wagon, all good things from now on! Probably. For a bit, at least!

11 comments:

char said...

I've found in the past that it's so annoying when you can't seem to find time to do everything. I am trying to be a bit less hard on myself, and not feel guilty if I can't find time to post every day, otherwise I'm worried I'll lose the enjoyment factor.

Jane said...

I can relate to this post so much, it describes so perfectly how I felt in the last few weeks of the past semester. I ended up so miserable that I wasn't doing anything at uni properly, so everything was a massive waste of time. Also, you are a genius because you've described perfectly how I feel about blogging!

Kimberlee said...

Life does tend to sweep you up... so it's good to stop for a moment to realize you need to make a conscious effort to not lose yourself. Looking forward to more posts!

Peacock's Hat said...

This has been the story of my life since I graduated. Sometimes I really wish I worked just one day less a week so I could have a bit more time to get everything done!

My Hideaway said...

I know what you mean about being too busy to make time for anything else, and also how if you don't make time you start to get frustrated and depressed. It's a vicious cycle. For a long time I was just too tired to exercise, but also wondered if part of the reason I was tired to begin with was because I wasn't exercising! It's hard to fit it all in, but so worth it. I guess the important thing is to try to find a balance. There won't be time every day, but when you look at the whole week, you start to find little pockets here and there to do things you love to do. I saw a quote recently on instagram or pinterest that said "do something today that your future self will thank you for" or something like that. That idea has stuck with me...thinking about the bigger picture more than always thinking about what has to be done here and now. You know?
Anyway, I'm happy you'll be blogging more for purely selfish reasons too because I love your blog. :)

Style Eyes said...

Glad to see you back. I agree my blogging and excerise time is my me time and if I don't make any time for myself I feel really fed up.

Matthew Pike said...

what is it you do at your job that keeps you there so long? I don't know how a lot of people maintain their blogs with full time work, i guess that's why a lot of them turn it into a full time job!

Jodie said...

I'm glad work is settling down for you, my work build up after a while (this week in training someone new while the manager is away) but I'm glad to say I'm never there until 10pm!
How yum does that food look- is it ok to have a second dinner?
Thank you for the comment- I feel like I've been very 90s as of late- I'm not sure if it's a subconscious thing or not.
X

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Hurrah! Glad you're getting back into the swing of things - I've felt the same recently - life has been a juggling act and I can't believe how quickly each week/month is passing! x

Letitia - The Fashion Editor said...

Good for you, this is exactly what life is about and I was surprised that you said blogging actually helped you get out. Does the opposite for more, so awareness is key or its like quicksand!

Kate said...

This is literally what has been my situation for a little while now. It's nice to know I'm not alone & if you can shake out of it, then so can I.