I am ill again for the 5th time already this year. I have cystitis which I know is not serious or life threatening but after a virus two weeks ago were I lost my voice plus sinusitis a few months before that my body is ready to give up.
I am tired mentally and physically and in dire need of a holiday which thankfully is soon. I have spent the last year working my butt off to make a success of my blogs and freelance work, travelled around the country and of course been a mum and all that entails.
I can feel myself slipping into the darkness and if I am not careful I am going to get sucked in and then we are in real trouble.
Mental Health wise I have been good for a while now but if I am not careful and don’t look after myself it’s really easy for me to slip into depression without even realising it. I have to look after my mental health as well as my physical health. It’s actually taken me a long time to realise that!
I have a habit of working, working, working and then I crash and burn and as I get older it gets harder to recover. It started when I went back to college at 21 and at times had 3 jobs plus classes!! I did that for almost 5 years as I moved on a degree and I got to the point where something had to give and I had to drop some work, tighten my budget and give myself some time. Working 7 days a week is not good for you.
So from Friday I am taking a 3 week break from my blogs, I am going to schedule some posts in and then switch off the emails. I still have other work to do and then I am actually away on holiday for a little while and will (try to) take a social media break for at least a week and recharge.
I am holding on for dear life trying not to slip into the abyss.Image: winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net