After experimenting with my schedule for sometime this year, I fixed a biweekly posting frequency on this blog. I planned to post every Wednesday and Saturday. However, last Saturday, I diverted from the said frequency. I don’t have an excuse apart from that life got in the way. Could I have still posted it accordingly? Yes, I believe so. However, I did not because I chose to take a break to replenish my depleting energy. Last week had been hectic in terms of work and studies. I managed to get 4 to 5 hours of sleep per night, and by the end of the week, I was utterly exhausted. My productivity level went down, and I could not concentrate properly. I pushed through, but I got the memo that I need to drop one thing for a week to get the proper rest, so I took a break from writing that week.
Why am I saying all this? Because I am a massive believer in consistency. And over the last year, that’s what I have been trying to inculcate in my life. Last week, I broke the consistency. I did not post on the scheduled day. Initially, I felt guilty. I promised myself to be consistent with this schedule. However, life happened. So, I was forced to take a break for my sanity.
So, I am here to say that it is okay to take a break. Trust me, I struggle a lot. I like being busy (I know how it sounds, but I really can’t phrase it any other way). And in due process, I forget to stop and breathe. However, it is vital to slow down at times. Life can be hectic, and that can reflect upon us in so many ways. And if you need a break to stop and take a breather, do so. And come back at it when you feel better.
Remember, you cannot help others unless you help yourself first.