Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You need a valuable break from the chaos of life.

Thought of the Day:

"It's OK to take a break." Penelope Winthrop

Let's get down to it—if you're feeling overwhelmed by work, your social life, family, etc—then I'm here to tell you that it's OK to take a break. In fact, you probably need one to mellow you out and ground your nerves. Life can be so hectic and emotionally charged, especially when bad things occur in our lives. And, when something bad happens, you definitely need time for yourself because you're human and those emotions you're feeling aren't going to go away. That includes taking much-needed breaks from social media and outings. The social gatherings and social media accounts aren't going anywhere. They'll still be there when you come back from your break. 

For example, I stopped my social media posts because I really needed some time for me, my boys, and a couple of writing projects that have been sucking away at my soul. I really needed to recharge my batteries. It was obviously temporary because here I am again. Not only that, but I find that social media is draining and sometimes disappointing. Am I the only person that finds social media to exhausting at times?? I have my reasons for this, but I'll save that for my writer's blog because it's one of my pet peeves when it comes to social media marketing—using an automated interactive system to post comments, like posts, and follow people—HUGE pet peeve. 

Anyway, maybe you've been let down by friends or family—you know, not all of them, it's more like the ones you think you can count on that you really can't count on for anything at all or that one person you've loved for the longest time and they never seem to appreciate you in the way you deserve. In general, life can be disappointing and sucker-punch you when you're not looking. (Not to say that I'm truly disappointed right now because I have some extremely exciting things going on at the moment, which is part of why I stopped posting. I needed to take a little time out to reorganize—and that's essential too!) 

When someone rips your heart into a million pieces, it doesn't just hurt. Sometimes you sit there unable to feel anything before an overwhelming feeling of sadness washes over you. It fucking sucks. When you don't accomplish a goal, it's not just disappointing—it can make you feel somewhat inadequate or lazy. I could list things for days, but I won't bore you with that! I try to keep things into perspective. Bad things happen and things don't always go my way, but I still wake up thankful that I am here to keep pushing forward and face another day. 

When you realize that you can't control everything and that it's OK to be sad or disappointed, then life becomes a tad easier. Also, teaching yourself to be aware of your emotions and allowing them to pass will improve your life tremendously, especially if you're an emotional person like me. Points in your life are temporary because things are changing and moving constantly. Whatever you're upset about today, chances are you won't even give it a second thought a year or two from now. Never stop living or trying. If you suck at life today, go to bed early and set that alarm because tomorrow's a new day, sunshine! 

Sometimes people don't realize how valuable a break from the chaos of life really can be. What are some methods you use to refresh from your hectic schedule? Sound off in the comments below! 

Thanks for reading! Have an amazing day! 

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