It feels great to be writing regularly again.
After a long time away from the blog, it feels good to be posting again. I’m excited at the prospect of getting back into a regular routine.
The more my fingers glide over the keys, the more I can feel my energy and vitality restored.
While I have missed being creative and connecting with other bloggers, I’ve also noticed another significant difference in not writing as often.
Blogging about personal growth has made me more self-aware.
Writing about motivation, productivity, and being a better person, inspires me to be a better person.
In essence, blogging keeps me more accountable for the actions and decisions I make in my own life.
Away from regular blogging, I’ve noticed I can sometimes slip back into bad habits and negative thoughts.
Thankfully I can shake myself out of negative thinking fairly easily now, though I have to admit the bad habits can take a little longer!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that by doing something that I enjoy, I’m more focused, positive, motivated, and energetic.
The kicker, of course, is that over the last couple of months, I have been too tired and exhausted to write as often. What’s interesting is that the more I write and interact with like-minded people both on and off the blog, the less tired I feel despite the fact that everything else in my life that was making me feel tired is the same.
It’s a bit like exercise. The more we say we don’t have the time or energy to exercise, the more we put it off. Yet once we get started, we generally feel much better for making the effort (though we might experience sore muscles that we didn’t even know existed).
We feel even better when we get into a regular exercise routine and begin to feel healthier and lose weight.
I have realized with blogging, I have to use more energy to have more energy.
It makes sense – do things that make you happy and you will be happier.
Not exactly rocket science, yet so many of us struggle to find the time or energy to do what truly makes us feel fulfilled.
The next time you come home and flop on the couch to watch television because you are tired, turn that attitude on its head and ask yourself – Am I on the couch because I feel tired, or am I tired because I’m on the couch?
Do more of whatever fills you with positive energy and watch your energy levels grow.
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I’ve been slack in my exercise routine (due to an injury) and it’s showing. My energy levels are down and I’m just not feeling like myself. Since it’s my knee that’s injured, I could always do a different form of exercise to get that feeling back.
Hey Thea – good to have you back. I contacted you before I first started blogging about 4 months ago as I’d been reading you for a while. It must have been when youre life started getting too busy for blogging. I’m plugging away, down the road on the Gold Coast, building the blog, working part time with two kids. So it will take a while. But you are right – the more energy you put into something the more energised you become…cheers..kathy
You’re spot on. The days when I don’t make the time to write or blog are always the days when I feel particularly flustered and exhausted by the time T-J comes home.
How are you going? Sorry for taking such a long time to respond.
I am glad you enjoyed the post. I meant to tell you ages ago, I finally found one of those 5 year diaries we talked about a while back. It took months but eventually I found one.
How is the writing going? I hope its all going well.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
That’s great to hear about the diary. Not long ago I passed the year mark for filling mine out, I was excited I’d stuck with it long enough to achieve the milestone.
As for my writing it’s going quite well. I’ve been writing a lot of longer short stories and recently had one accepted into an upcoming anthology, so my first traditional publishing credit – yay! Thanks for asking.
Hope everything’s going well for you too.