Accepting the Need for a Break in Routine: “When Juggling the Professional Approach to Everyday Life Becomes Difficult.”

“We all want to do the best we can with the time we have at hand. There are endless amounts of late nights, lack of sleep, forgetting to eat on time, as you try to balance your busy schedule. There are minute anxieties that arrive when the scheduling becomes a little too much, when you’re not allowing yourself to rest as much as you should, and then you’re laying there wondering why you don’t have the energy to get everything done. That is certainly something I’ve been experiencing lately, and there are moments when you need to allow yourself to relax. Constant stress is present, and learning how to deal with it rather than suppress it is important for reaching maximum potential.” 

You need to know when to let it all go, and distract yourself. Much will arise in our daily lives that we can’t change, some that may make us anxious, others that may stress us out so much it feels rather difficult to get out of bed. However, dealing with that stress is important, for it lessens the likelihood of a productivity crash (which is exactly what I’m experiencing right now). Knowing when to take some time off, knowing when to push through and get it all done, those are things we learn over time. Maintaining that balance is never an easy task, and I’ve been more worried about all that I’ve had to get done lately, and what I’m not doing rather than sitting down to tackle everything simultaneously. 

There are always going to be moments in our lives where we fear to perform, we fear to step out of our comfort zones and get back into the swing of things. That is something I’ve been noticing quite a bit as well. I do manage to get what I need to do done eventually, but the impending fear of it being good enough is constantly gnawing at my ear. That is something that has developed over time, with all of the interruptions and discontinuations I’ve faced over the years. That is just another thing that is going to have to be dealt with, for if we don’t continue to push through we won’t get anywhere.

I gave myself the time I needed today. Sometimes, we get caught up in the actively engrossing moments life throws at us. Sometimes we slack when it comes to taking care of ourselves to the best of our abilities. Allow yourself a moment to rest, to recuperate so you’ll be able to do better, work harder, and handle everything to the best of your abilities. It doesn’t get easier, but we get stronger, we become more able-bodied to handle things before they get the best of us. That is a learning curve that we all wish to adapt. Take a moment, take a deep breath, and when you’re ready: get it done. 

Happy Writing!


  1. The key is to take a deep breath. We put unreasonable demands on ourselves and get overwhelmed. Stopping for a moment and recentering can put life back in perspective. Then, as you suggest, get it done.

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