Over the last month or so work became my life. And to be honest with you, I lost me. I try not to let work consume me but after being the only Visual Merchandiser for the space of about 4 weeks which happened to be the busiest time of the year, it was hard not to be so consumed by work. It would be fine if I loved my job inside and out but I don’t which is old news to all of you I am sure. I haven’t really had a proper break until I got ill and had 4 days off. Only after those 4 days did I finally feel well rested and ready to get back on it. The fact that I had to fall ill to get the full rest I needed is awful. That really shouldn’t be the case. I really needed the me time. I really needed to spend a couple of days in front of the sofa binge watching The Big Bang Theory. Those few days made me realise just how important it is to have me time.
Its perhaps something that we all forget to do but its something that is so important for the mind and your well being. Me time is the time you spend with yourself doing whatever makes you feel happy and chilled. For some that might be laying in bed listening to music, others it might be doing a work out or perhaps your blog is your me time. For me its all about chilling out watching some crap tv and working on my blog when I feel like it. I also love to get all cosy in bed and watch a movie whilst writing notes about whatever pops into my head. Having a chilled evening like this sets you up for a good nights sleep and that is a proven fact. Thats coming from a girl who had struggled to have a good night sleep…especially throughout christmas.
Whilst I have been working on my blog, it hasn’t been very noticeable to all of you. I have been doing all the background bits and bobs. Setting myself up for whats to come and the ideas I have. This has included planning shoots, moving my blog over to word press self hosted, planning and filming my first youtube video and working on new ideas. All bits and bobs I have done from the comfort of my sofa. I haven’t posted on my blog or even taken blog photos. I wanted to take a little step back from my blog and give myself that break most people have over Christmas. Its not that I feel I need a break from blogging, oh no, its more a break from life. A break to sort out my mind set and get myself ready for the new year. I may be a bit late on that considering its already the 10th of Jan BUT me time is more important than my blog.
Now that I have given myself that needed me time, I finally feel ready to get back and bring you all the best content I have ever created. I am so ready to work hard this year and become the blogger I want to be. I know I don’t need to write a post like this and I know this probably wont be of much interest to many of you BUT I often find when I write my thoughts, it gets it off my mind and doing it through my blog makes me feel better about whatever the thoughts may be.
The moral of todays story is that me time is the most important and if it means taking a week off, do it. You well being is something you need to look after and sometimes fully being by yourself is exactly what you need. Its about being truly by yourself and doing whatever is it that you want to do. Do it for you and give yourself me time.