A Blogging Break and It is OKAY

A Blogging Break and It is OKAY

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Stress

I wrote about feeling overwhelmed lately with the holidays, travel, home life and work. This is why I’ve taken a little break from writing and sometime to catch up on work, nurse my sick kids and overall, enjoy the holidays. Bloggers put a significant amount of stress on themselves to blog so many times each week, tweet, Instagram, Facebook and Pin but the stress we put upon ourselves comes directly from ourselves – not from readers or the community. Like any career path people can burn out and I’ve seen this over and over from bloggers. They’ll take a break because they’re experiencing shoulder pain, wrist issues and neck issues. They feel stressed and overworked and their content and work quality is slacking.

Yes I feel this strain.

We all have before.

So take a breath.

Take a break.

It will be okay.

I’m glad I took a small break and focused on Christmas in my home and was able to spend time helping my little one’s recover from being sick. I caught up on work and my neck, shoulder and wrist feel better. I’m better off for it and so is my blog, even without content for a few days. Nobody suffered the worse for it.

A new year is around the corner and I’m making some changes and continuing on my health journey and will share more on this at a later date. I’m getting organized and creating my blogger editorial calendar so my writing is focused and I have a plan to not feel so overwhelmed. I keep saying yes to blogging projects verses being satisfied with what I have and perfecting the work I’m doing – this will change. I’ll be open minded to new projects but I need to follow my passions and not feel wayward and hope to share this with you along with my Eco-friendly product reviews and my passion for healthy and green living.

To a healthy and happy New Year everyone! Thanks for sticking with me and I’ll write more in 2013!

Cheers!

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for Freshbaby.com and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.

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  • So refreshing to see others taking a break too! 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  • Yay for breaks! I’m also taking a break until after new years. It’s good to sit back and enjoy family, cuddle with kids just because. 😉 Enjoy your break!