Sunday, 8 May 2016




BREAKING NEWS: Why Its Good To Take A Break

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Its Bank Holiday Monday and frankly I have spent most of the day on the sofa, listening to Lemonade and playing around with my blog. This is not my usual weekend, I am usually running from a tube to a train, trying to fit everything into my precious two days off. When I stopped posting as much on blog, I constantly beat myself up about letting it all slip through my fingers. But why?! I always get caught up in the moment, saying yes to everything, and adding more and more pressure to my already busy life. A few weeks ago, I had so little spare time that when I missed a train by about two minutes, I burst out crying on the platform. True storyI look back at it now, and think how silly I was - but we all do it. And we all need a break. 

We all lead busy lives, we all try and cram as much in as possible and at some point, we all come crashing down. Then the cycle starts again. However, taking a break from it all can have so much more value than you think. You don't have to define what you are taking a break from, because sometimes its hard to identify a particular element of your life that is causing more stress than needed. Even telling yourself that one day every two weeks you are going to use the day to catch up on all those episodes you've missed, or not use social media, or lie in until early afternoon, is a start. 

This can have such positive benefits, I personally find that resting my body and mind [usually on a Sunday - well it is the day of rest after all!] means that I am able to tackle the week with more clarity. I find that these days allow me to recollect my thoughts and spend some time doing what I want instead of scrolling through Facebook or replying to emails. And actually, I really enjoy being offline for a few hours. Being constantly busy means that we don't get time to rest our little bodies that are working late nights and rising early as there is just not enough hours in the day. But next time, you feel like it is getting too much, schedule in a day of nothing-ness and breathe in the benefits of this. It will do you the world of good.

Charlotte
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18 comments:

  1. Oh, I totally agree that resting is so important! Sometimes I feel so guilty when I'm not being "productive", but it's always important to remind myself that taking a break actually helps me do better at work and in my personal life.

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Completely agree, you need to take a step back and have an outside view! Thanks for reading Stephanie!

      Charlotte x

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  2. Resting and taking time off is so important! I'd love to be a bit more organised so I didn't feel so last minute with my blog especially but I never seem to get a handle on it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I know, I always just get caught up with it all, and like you say, especially with my blog!!

      Thanks for reading!

      Charlotte x

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  3. This is such an important thing. We really do put so much pressure on ourselves, and it's easy to get stressed and breakdown over it. I'm really glad you realised you needed a break and found it so beneficial. It just helps clear your mind and put things in perspective I think. Thank you for sharing, Katie xx

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    1. It is so important and I always forget to place value on it!!

      Charlotte x

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  4. I couldn't agree more - if only there were more bank holidays! I've had so much on the last few days alone and the stress has totally messed up my sleeping pattern. Last night I got my full seven hours purely because I put my phone down and read a book with a cup of tea. Bliss! x

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    1. Tell me about it.. Not long now though! Ah a lovely idea and sounds like bliss!!

      Thanks for reading and I'll be entering your Teatox giveaway!!

      Charlotte x

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  5. This was such a good post and you're absolutely right about occasionally needing to step back and slow down. I hope your slower-paced bank holiday of relaxation completely refuelled you :)

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    1. Oh it really did Gabirelle - now I'm waiting for the next one!!

      Charlotte x

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    1. Thanks, I will check you out!

      Charlotte x

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  7. we all need a break sometimes, thanks for sharing this post :)

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    1. Ooh I'll check it out! Thanks for reading Clare!

      Charlotte xx

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  8. I couldn't agree with you more. I regularly remind myself to slow down and rest for a day or two. I feel much better later on.

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you Izabela for reading!

      Charlotte x

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  9. I can so relate to this post! I've spent the past 6 months cramming so many things into my schedule, keeping busy at all times, combined with insomnia for 5 months. I was so worn down, but now that I started interning and finished classes, life finally seems to settle down and it feels so good! Sometimes guilty about lying in, but then again, we still have our entire lives before us, so that one afternoon spent relaxing won't matter! Thank you for sharing this post dear, definitely inspiring and motivating!
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    1. I am so glad you have managed to slow it all down! It is so worth it! Thanks for reading :)

      Charlotte x

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