So you might have noticed it’s been some time since I wrote a blog post or even uploaded an unboxing video to my YouTube channel.
Sadly there’s a reason for this and it’s been a huge combination of reasons. From Chase’s additional needs becoming more time-consuming, my constant high expectations I place on myself and a dash of obsessive comparison disorder.
Obsessive Comparison Disorder
You know those moments when you compare yourself to everyone else? well imagine you do that constantly, all day every day. That’s in a nut shell what I was doing, and still do regularly. Spending time on social media has a huge effect on me negatively sometimes. I compare myself to other bloggers, other compers as well as friends and family. Questioning constantly what can I do better to be as good as that blogger, what can I do with my creative entries so I’m more of a successful comper. I must try harder I tell myself. To the point i end up completely burnt out and unable to function properly.
So with all of these thoughts and the extra difficulty of my son’s care I decided to take a break. I decided to start my blog for fun, a hobby for myself so I felt like I had achieved something outside of childcare now that I no longer worked. I had stopped having fun, blogging had become a chore.
Returning to the blog
I’m pleased to say that it’s time for me to return to (maybe not so) regular posts on the blog. I’m going to put far less pressure on myself and remind myself of the whole point of the blog in the first place – it’s a medium for me to be creative and enjoy myself, not a place for me to compare myself to other bloggers and get stressed out that I’m not ‘doing it right’ – what even does that look like anyway!
What to Expect
Expect to see monthly unboxing videos coming back, but with a twist! I’m also hoping to start doing more posts and video about family gaming, days out and as the blog tag says – everything i love to talk about!
Thanks to all my blog and social followers who have stayed fans of the blog during the break and I look forward to posting new content for you all soon!