Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Let Your Worries Go {Words for my Wednesday}

I've been just a tiny bit MIA here on the blog this week, I know. 

At first I was stressing a little bit about it. For some reason, I was having some technical difficulties with publishing my posts, so I just didn't publish them. I normally have a post almost every single day of the week (weekdays anyway), so it was irritating. I've also had some other issues on my mind lately. Some issues with business stuff, some personal stuff...Sometimes life gets in the way - of everything. With all this other "stuff" on my mind, worrying about the blog and the editorial calendar is was just extra-added stress. Taking a step back for a time-out is highly needed when you're starting to feel overwhelmed.



After a little bit of thought, I decided...Hey, it's summer. I'm allowed to unplug. I'm allowed to NOT be online (and this is really hard to say, since our family business is mostly online!). I'm allowed to spend some extra time with the kiddos, instead of being on the computer. I'm allowed to take a break. Why not?

I've never been one to stick to my editorial schedule very much anyway, because I like to be flexible. My blog isn't fully monetized yet either, which really allows for flexibility, because I have no hard deadlines to meet. So I asked myself, "It's OK to be absent from the blog and from the online world sometimes, right?" And the answer to that is - most definitely, YES.



Worrying about things comes naturally to us, but it's good to be able to let go of it. And the truth is, I've enjoyed being unplugged. Although blogging has become quite a passion of mine, it's been pretty fun not worrying about it these past few days. I've been unplugged from the blogosphere, [most] social media, and even from our Etsy shop. I know I'll have lots of catching up to do when I plug back in completely, but it's totally worth it!

So, my words for you today: Let your worries go! Enjoy your summer. =0)
Even if it's just for a day or two. It feels good to unplug and have no worries for a little bit. You'll see...




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15 comments :

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love the quotes you post! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Yes! I have a very similar post today, about trying to slow down in the summer. My blog is my job (a big part of it anyway), and it's easy for me to feel trapped at my computer. I'm making an effort to find ways to get outside and enjoy summer even with my deadlines and calendar. It goes by so quickly!

mary ann said...

Amen to that~!

Rozelyn De Sagun said...

I've been killing my self with guilt lately because I wasn't able to stay update with my posts. But you know what? Summer is the time to make memories. Great memories right?

Dianne Lane said...

Literally, words to live by!

katiecupcakes said...

Very. Good. Quotes. I too am a constant worrier. I am stressed most of the time and anxious about one thing or another. Sometimes things just need to get put into perspective. :)

Dana Cheers to Novelty said...

As a person with high anxiety, I feel as though I am high strung all the time. But there's no way to accomplish anything without taking those necessary breaks and unwinding. You can't just keep winding up right? I'm glad you unplugged and hope you continue to regularly for your health! :D Take care Kim!

Hilda Rodgers said...

Thanks for this great reminder! Love the quote too. And the tide analogy is perfect.

Natalia Khon said...

Awesome quote!
(And remember - this to shall pass ;)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

YES. It's hard to juggle everything that needs our attention, so sometimes you just need a break. I'm glad you were able to step back and chill! I've been blogging less lately, too, and it's been better all around.

Memories for Life said...

Thanks for the reminder! It's been a crazy couple of weeks around here too. I took a week off from my blog and finally got a post up today!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Good advice! Sometimes I get overwhelmed with blogging and have to remind myself that I'm the one that's adding the stress, not my readers.

LanasArtStudio said...

I think we all reach this point when the summer heat get to us:) So, as I said in my blog lets enjoy the summer and we can catch online stuff later:)

Candace Creates said...

Unplugging is awesome! I used to try to do 2-3 posts every week. Now I'm lucky if I get one done a week, but that's ok with me. I hope to become more consistent eventually but I have enough to worry about :). I'm a chronic worrier! LOVE the quotes. Thanks for sharing your story, Kim. I'm so glad you are enjoying your time unplugged!

Lana L. said...

Really needed to read this today. Thank you!