BREAKING NEWS: Why Its Good To Take A Break
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 story. I 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.