What I Learned While Taking A Break

Spirituality flowers crystals 3Hey Dreamers,

After taking an almost 3 week break, I am back! As much as I loved having a little break, I really did miss blogging and interacting with all of you. So I can’t wait to hear from you again.

A few weeks back I realised that I needed a break to take time think, reflect and make a plan to change my life. You can read an in more depth explanation in my blogpost: ‘Taking A Little Break + Explanation’

During this break I learned so much about myself and life in general. Hopefully the things that I am going to share with you today give you some insight too.

Create A Purpose

I went to Spain for a week together with my best friend to take some pictures and do volunteering work on a horse sanctuary. It was super interesting and it felt so good to be able to help a charity like that. It was such a beautiful experience which was such a big part of changing my mindset. It showed me that I want to have a purpose again, to find my own purpose and work on that. Now that I have a gap year, I feel pretty useless, because I don’t have something I put all my attention towards. This trip has shown me that I can create my own purpose and I can’t wait to figure out what that is for me.

Have More Balance

The weeks before I started the break I felt like it was important to publish a lot of content on my blog. I wanted to stick to my schedule of publishing on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. However, during my break I realised that this schedule just isn’t really working for me. When I am in a phase where I absolutely love blogging, it is easy for me to write three times a week, however now that I want to focus on more things in my life like singing, acting etc. I feel that three times is just too much. It starts to feel more like something that has to be done than something that gives me joy. I wrote posts just to stick to my schedule. I don’t want to do this anymore because I realise that I am not fully creating what I want. From now on I will be writing once or twice a week. This way I can be more consistent with my content, instead of feeling like needing a break from blogging all together.

I don’t only want to create more balance when it comes to my blog. I think I just need more balance in general. I want to fully focus on tasks for a certain amount of time and have free time at the end of the day. This last year I have been mixing focussing and relaxing at the same time, which didn’t get me anywhere. So that is definitely something I want to work on.

Spirituality flowers crystals 2Be More Mindful

During my break I have been focussing on meditation and being more mindful in general. Since doing that I have seen small things change. Today for example I had a conversation with a stranger but she didn’t understand what I was saying. After the conversation thoughts wanted to pop up in my mind: ‘You are so stupid, you didn’t say things in a clear way’ ‘Next time you can better say nothing at all, because you always make mistakes like this.’ However, I was mindful of my thoughts and just paused. I inhaled positivity and exhaled the negative thoughts and the experience. I told myself that I need to let it go and next time it will go better. I felt so good afterwards and enjoyed the rest of my walk instead of dwelling on it.

I have to say that I have always had a lot of problems when it comes to changing my thoughts, and I still do. However, I am grateful for moments like these where I am able to be mindful. This way it only becomes easier to pause myself next time.

In the next few weeks I want to keep practising mindfulness by doing meditation practises, writing in my journal, reflecting on experiences and meditations and just being mindful throughout the day.

Stop Distracting, Start Acting.

I need to stop distracting myself from life. I feel that I have been using social media and food to make the time go faster, to distract myself from what is going on with me within. There are so many things I want to do, but I never do because I am scared. Scared that it won’t be perfect, thinking that I am not good enough, that other people will always better. However, if I don’t try I will never know. If I don’t start, I will never become better. If I don’t do it, it is never able to make me happy.

Now that my break is over, I am going to spend some time making it really clear for myself how I want my life to be. I am going to start visualising and I will be acting on it every day. Now that spring is finally here, I feel so much more motivated already and I can’t wait to take control of my life.

I want to thank you all for sticking around and for reading my blog.

I can’t wait to talk to you very soon!

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7 thoughts on “What I Learned While Taking A Break

  1. I just stumbled over your blog.. its such a beautiful expression of your creativity and yourself.. I love It and I will definitely follow you to get inspired :)
    I am also a here on this planet as a human being trying to find out more about myself and the world and explore everything and be grateful for that..
    it is such a beautiful journey and my own blog is a part of it. I write mostly in German at the moment but maybe I will switch to also adding an English translation
    Much love, Lea, http://leachristind.blogspot.com

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  2. It’s such an insightful post. Understanding what we need, what we want is so important and every word of yours in this post is such an honest confession. We balance in every thing we do. From blogging to even foods, from professional to personal life…..we need it in all.It was a great read! ❤❤❤

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