Over the past year or so, I’ve begun to understand the importance of taking time out. Taking a step back from your situation, allowing yourself room to breathe, reflect and figure out your next move is an effective way of climbing out of a negative rut.
I 'quit' blogging at the beginning of this year. I found myself in a negative rut with my blog and I didn't understand why. I lacked creativity, I lacked confidence, and I felt so under pressure to publish good content every week.
In order to deal with these negative feelings, I took my blog offline and I made a promise to myself that I would focus more on reading, finding a new hobby or enrolling on a leisure course.
They say you don't know what you've got till it's gone and it's very true. In order for me to realise how much I enjoyed blogging, I had to step away from it and allow myself to miss it. Boy, did I miss it. I missed documenting my thoughts, my adventures and general life tales. I missed having a creative outlet, a hobby that I enjoyed.
It's now August and I have just re-launched Blooming El. Instead this time, I'm not putting any pressure on myself. For me, blogging is a hobby - just like creative writing and reading. It's a way for me to document my thoughts and adventures, however big or small they may be.
I hope you'll join me on this renewed venture, it's going to be blooming lovely.