Where I’m At Right Now
Hey guys! I had a really great post planned for today and when I went to post it, something just didn’t feel right. I felt like being real with you instead. I love making my helpful, problem-solving posts and giving the illusion that I have it all together. But something (I’m going to say the two whiskey cokes I’ve had tonight) made me change my mind and hold off on that for now.
I’m feeling pretty uninspired lately. Not that I’m feeling bad, per se. I’ve actually been feeling a lot better since my Instagram post! I started a rigorous workout program that I’ve been keeping up with pretty well, called Xtend Barre! I’m going to do a complete review of it when I’m done with the 30-day trial. Aside from the workout, I’ve also been taking some B12, biotin, and D3 supplements to help with the fatigue. This, along with a whole new mindset to keep my body from going into constant fight-or-flight mode, has kept me from feeling so burnt out. I still come home from work tired, but I mean, that’s just the nature of my work. Or any work, really. I still have a long way to go with feeling completely better. But these last few weeks have been the best in such a long time.
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I don’t panic when someone wants to hang out on the weekend because I need that time to recover from the work week. I’m no longer cleaning my house in a manic state. I’m finally pulling the trigger to progress my academic career. I sleep a lot better and wake up more refreshed and less reliant on caffeine. I actually call my family and friends instead of just going straight to bed after work. It definitely helps that the sun is up longer, but I’ll chalk up all the victories I can.
So, back to being uninspired. I’m still finding it very challenging and disheartening to go from being a beauty review blog to having to scramble to come up with post ideas. It’s very hard to be a beauty review blog and review the new collections and stuff when you’re on a very limited budget. I find that I go through spells where I’m pumping out posts because I just have all the creative energy I need. I haven’t had that in a while. I’m sure I’ll get it back, in due time. For now, I think I’m just focusing on revamping and marketing on different platforms other than Instagram (because screw the constant algorithm changes).
Right now, I’m choosing to put a positive spin on this. It’s not that I’m at a dead end and I feel like I’m finished. Sometimes I don’t need to coach my readers, I just need to talk to you guys sometimes. Maybe I’ll start doing these kinds of posts more often. Where I physically write out how I’m feeling, like a regular recap. If you don’t like these kinds of posts, that’s fine, I’ll see you at my next post. But I think this could work for me. Getting back to using blogging as a speaking platform.
I’m focusing on how much better I feel physically (working out), and I need to continue focusing on feeling better mentally.
I know this was a weird af post, but I already feel so much better having written all this out. Cathartic, you know?
Anyway! I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful weekend!