It's ok to take a break

Updated: Mar 20

By Ava Kesler


To those of you follow the MyMindsMap Blog closely, you probably noticed my prolonged absence. I feel very sorry to have been unable to talk to you all for the last month, but I'm going to try to make it into a lesson that we can all gain something from.


First, an explanation.

I just had too much going on in my personal life and between that and exams, I couldn't find it in me to give other people advice when really I needed to get my own life sorted out.


And I still do. I don't think there is ever a time in one's life when everything is exactly perfectly the way it is wanted to be. There is always some kind of conflict I've noticed, that's just life.

For me, it became too much to deal with in addition to maintaining MyMindsMap. And I'm not saying this to get a bunch of pity or attention.


I'm saying all this because I hope that me being honest and open with you guys will make you all understand that it's ok to feel overwhelmed sometimes. It's ok to have to take a break from some things.


Sometimes all you really need is a breather. So just take life one step at a time.


Deal with what's most important to you at the moment. For most of us, that's probably school. Then move on to give yourself a break by watching a movie or taking a nap or just doing something fun outside. Then take the next step and add socialization and outings.


Life is honestly like trying to juggle. You have to start alternating first one thing between your hands, getting a feel for it. Then you add two things and slowly work up your speed. Next you add three things, and take a little more time to work out the coordination. And depending on what you want out of life, you might keep adding items to juggle or you might just work on refining your technique on what you already have.


As you can see, it's ok to take a break. Your hands could get tired, the item might need readjusting, you might decide the item hurts your hand or doesn't challenge you enough.


So stay in touch with yourself. Know your limits, your strengths and your weaknesses. Know that it will all be ok. Don't get worried if something isn't going the way you want it to. Readjust the items and pick up the juggling when you're ready.


 

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