Good morning! I’m pleased to say that I feel fairly refreshed after taking a chill movie night last night with Peter. I also slept in about an extra hour this morning.The little mental break was just what I needed. Just like you all apparently need some new workout clothes. The Champion giveaway seems to be quite a hit! Be sure to enter if you haven’t already.
One of the things I love about reading blogs is that no matter what is going on in my life or how I’m feeling a particular day, I inevitably will come across someone’s post that will make me want to shout “YES!!!” at my screen. That happened to me yesterday as I read Gabriela’s post about blogging mojo.
I know I definitely have upswings and downswings in my blogging mojo. Yesterday, in fact, was one of those downswings. I seemed to lack motivation in all areas of life yesterday. I guess since things were so chill this weekend, I didn’t feel quite ready to go back to the everyday routine of things…and so my typical spark for life didn’t reach all the things I love – It hit my faith and my family, but fizzled out by the time it reached my fitness and my blogging fun.
Yes, you read that right. Sometimes I really don’t feel all yippee-kay-yay about blogging. I have even thought “what if I “quit” blogging??” before. It’s been a long time since I have thought that, but yesterday I did start wondering…”What would I do with my extra time, if I didn’t blog???”. Well, there’s a question for ya. What would I do?
I do my blogging in the morning before the kids get up, when Makenzie is in school and Braedon naps, in the afternoon when both kids nap, and occasionally will hop on at night to catch up on emails or do some fun things like #fitblog chats or blog reading if Peter has something going on work-wise. So, what ways would I fill up that time if I didn’t blog?
- sleep in an extra hour or so every day
- clean our house a lot more
- read books for pleasure again
- maybe pick up a napping habit
- drive Peter and friends crazy by dumping all my workout talk on them
- find another time-suck online (no joke)
When I thought about that, my blogging mojo swung right back in full force. It could be nice to have that extra time….but….
None of the above help better who I am as a person as blogging does. Blogging pushes me to try new things and to reflect on my thoughts, actions, and life.
None of the above foster the amazing connections that allow a mutual support and respect to help us each learn from one another.
None of the above help keep me determined and accountable to my goals.
None of the above would allow me to support my family any extra…because we all know nobody would want to hire me as a maid.
None of the above fulfill me as a person. None of the above make me “me”.
That is why when my blogging mojo pendulum swings from “I’m a blogging machine!” to “Blog? Really?” for a brief moment, it always snaps back very quickly. I guess it all goes back to that quote I shared last week:
Mojo is back, baby. All it takes some days is a little extra perspective.
- What would you do with your time if you didn’t blog or read blogs?
- What’s something you occasionally lose steam over, but always very briefly?