Have you ever felt like simply not doing something even though you wanted to? Have you felt lack of motivation, or lack of ideas, or lack of energy? Have you decided at times that you can’t be bothered?
You are not alone. It happens to all of us, and for the most part, it’s okay. Sometimes you just need a break.
It’s been a while since I wrote here. At least couple of times a week I thought about writing a new article here. It wasn’t the shortage of ideas. It wasn’t the shortage of belief in the power of journaling. But for some reason, I just couldn’t bring myself to write anything here. I felt I was being lazy, not good to my readers, that maybe I had nothing left to offer. But at the same time, I knew it wasn’t true because I’ve tons of drafts and ideas, and I am still going on about journaling to anyone who would listen.
I still journal, still see the benefits of it and still miss it when I haven’t done it for a while. But something wasn’t right.
I felt that there were too many things on my must-do list. Too many things I was trying to achieve at the same time. That is probably never going to change, but from time to time, you just have to take a step back and reassess your priorities. That’s what happened to the blog. There were too many admin issues going on that were taking up my time and energy, so I decided to shut down Kaizen Reading. I decided that I didn’t need to have a separate blog about reading and its advantages and that I could consolidate it with my writer blog at dollygarland.com. But journaling still needed to be expressed. This helps people. This brings us journalers together. And besides, Kaizen Journaling means way too much to me, and I’ve put so much effort into this, that I knew I couldn’t stop doing it. But a break – even unplanned one – was okay.
Because sometimes, you just can’t be bothered to do something. I didn’t want to force this. This is what I love. Yes, sometimes when you lovely people buy my courses or books, it earns me a little money – but for the most part, this is a labour of love. And I want it to continue to be so.
It was good to have the break, to get some perspective, and to decide how I see Kaizen Journaling now and in future. Because talking about journaling here is kind of like my own journaling. Sometimes, I may take a break but I will always come back.
I hope you give yourself a chance to have a break when you need it too. Even if what you need a break from is important to you.
ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TODAY:
Decide if you need to take a break from something to gain some perspective. Or journal if you have taken a break, and how did that work out for you?