Happy President’s Day, everyone! I know many of you have the day off. Sadly, I do not. Well, I could since I’m a #GirlBoss but this boss needs to work today, which is fine by me. Heading into this week, I knew my plate was full and blogging both here and at Eat Laugh Purr would be a struggle. Thus, I faced a choice on Sunday: to give myself some needed downtime to prepare for a busy week or write posts. Old Tanya would have wailed and beat her fist against her chest (Kidding! I’m dramatic but not that dramatic) while New Tanya passed her first test by choosing to honor her focus word and listen.
I listened and listened. And sorted through the guilt and shame of not being better prepared and what not. And then I got real. What would really happen if I didn’t blog this week?
Not a darn thing.
The world would not implode. The sun would still shine. Max would still love his Mama.
Sure, consistency is really important in the blogging world, especially to a new blog like A Mindful Migration. I get that. I also understand that a person has to have priorities too. Blogging is really important to me, but what is even more important to me is doing a good job, whether it’s for a client or here.
Everyone needs some downtime. When I work too long, I burn myself out and my work suffers. I’m slower, make more mistakes and lose my creative spark. All things that matter.
So instead of sharing two hastily written and likely subpar posts, I’m going to take a break. Make myself a nice dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my main man, Max, who is technically a feline but still the best Valentine, ever. 🙂 I’m going to relax and mentally prepare for a busy week, knowing because I chose to listen and honor what my mind, heart and body were telling me, I will now be in peak condition to face it and thrive.
P.S. The other thing I “heard” was to have some pre-written evergreen posts that I can use for busy times where I need to focus attention elsewhere. I already started making a list. 🙂