Here I am, on the heels of a remarkable birthday weekend. I think my birthday curse has finally broken, because there were only tiny setbacks rather than full scale pandemonium. The only downside was I didn’t really get to see any family. My parents were pretty sick, and a lot of people were working or busy. I did get some time with my kids, husband, and bestie though. It was nice, busy, but very nice. I’m at this point where I want a break, but I’m not sure I need a break. I think I’m just milking my Monday.
Everyone needs breaks, but I’m just not sure that’s what I’m feeling. I recently got Instagram, so I’m a bit overwhelmed trying to spread Housewife Hustle out evenly. A lot of my family thinks that blogging isn’t a job. To them, it’s just easy scrolling and posting. It’s a cool hobby to them. They don’t see the ins and outs. You have to share, be involved with more than just your blog, and work on content. There’s social media platforms that need checked and updated. There’s graphics that need made. It’s a real job, and it’s not a 9am-5pm kind of job, at least not for anyone I know.
I’ve been trying not to burn myself out lately. Rather than working out 5-6 days a week, I’ve cut it back to 3-5 days, depending on how I feel. I’ve also been slowly spring cleaning. I’ll tackle a few walls and curtains one day, and the next day I’ll tackle a bit more. I just want to spread everything out, so I’m not overdoing it.
Today, I’m feeling anxious. I have two product reviews to get done and an award tag. The products are samples that were sent to me, and they turned out to be lovely. The award tag is the mystery blogger award, and it seems super fun. I want to do all of these things that need done, but I’m feeling off. I also want to procrastinate I think. I want to sip coffee and paint my toenails. To be fair, I’d have a mess afterwards since I’m having a bad eye day- with my eye disease, anytime it snows or rains, my vision isn’t at its best. A lot is swirling around, so I’m scattered and not sure I can pin down one emotion.
Monday Isn’t The Enemy
It’s not Monday’s fault that I want to take a day or two off. I just need a bit more momentum. My best friend got me a new blender for my birthday, so I started the day with a nice, healthy smoothie. I’ve had my coffee. I ate a good breakfast too. I’m just dragging my feet. Get it together, Jenni!
Good Things Are Coming
Our month is about to get more insane, but in a good way. This week we have two more birthdays in the family, plus Valentine’s Day is Thursday. We need to take a mini road trip a town over to see my cousin’s new house and to give my kids a play date. My new glasses are coming soon, and tax refunds are about to hit the bank. I should be thrilled, because it’s not a bad to-do list! We get to make a hefty payment on the house, so I get a new living room set. I could yammer on about the good things coming our way, but I still don’t want to sweep my floors and put real pants on today.
Mental Health First
If I felt like I needed a break mentally, I’d take one. Taking care of your mental health needs to come first, but I think my anxiety is trying to convince me that my nerves are more on the negative side. I guess I’m having an internal battle. I’m going to get motivated. I’m going to get my cleaning done. I’m going to work on my reviews during the tots’ nap time. I got this! If I don’t have this, I’ll be sure to take care of myself.
Blogging Taught Me A Lot
Blogging has taught me the importance of mental health. I’ve come across some incredible people in this community, and I’ve learned amazing lessons from them.
- Self-Care is extremely important.
- Mental health matters.
- Blog for yourself, first and foremost.
- If you need a break, take one.
- Don’t try to please everyone, and not everyone is going to like what you do or who you are.
I try to keep all of these in mind when I have off days. It helps pick me up and look for the positive side.
Ending With A Thanks
I want to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I had the warmest wishes and messages from so many of my fellow bloggers and followers. It was nice to have positive vibes, and I really appreciate the thoughtful words. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.