The Winter Slump

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on December 11, 2016

The Winter Slump

I’m not going to do what I normally do when I haven’t posted for a while: apologise, promise to be better and then convince myself I’m over it. Because I have obviously demonstrated… THAT METHOD DOES NOT WORK. So once again, I have found myself at a place where I try to sit in front of my laptop, look at my list of planned posts ready to be written and yet I cannot bring myself to write.

There’s no one thing that’s causing it; I’m happy at work, my personal life has no big dramas going on and I’m settled into my routine. But I just cannot bring myself to find the inspiration to write and it’s really bugging me.

I love writing. My blog is my one creative outlet that is mine and mine alone – not being redirected, given notes or judged by people who could potentially employ me for future work (well maybe there are those people.. but I’m not fussed about that!!!). So why have I lost my mojo with it!? I can’t tell you.

All I do know is that I am in a MASSIVE winter slump. I don’t think I have any condition like SAD or whatever, but I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who finds that when winter comes along… all i want to do is hibernate like a giant hedgehog with several bottles of wine and an endless supply of Galaxy Minstrels. Actually, I know i’m not the only person that feels this way. So i thought it wise to post this openly on here. Tell the internet world that I’M STILL HERE BUT I AM IN A METAPHORICAL DUVET DEN AND I WILL BE BACK OUT SOON. I’m going to make a conscious effort to try and post more (especially now as we’re headed into festive loveliness) and I’m making steps to try and get myself out of this funk.

So lovely blog readers, here’s my current action plan to de-slump. If you are also in my duvet den of laziness right now, feel free to join me on any one of these points below. Small steps create big change so let’s try and get ourselves revved up again!!

I, Kayleigh a.k.a Koko, Kayles, Kay, pledge to get out of my Winter Slump by doing the following:

Getting to the gym as much as I can. 

When I exercise, I feel awesome. Admittedly, I’ve had a rather hectic schedule of late which makes it more difficult but I have definitely upped the amount I’m doing recently and it’s making me feel so much better. TIME TO GET FIT.

Setting aside a specific day to blog.

This is slightly controversial as I never wanted to make blogging something that was a thing. But I think that if I go to a coffee shop, at the same time every week, and use 2 or 3 hours to write then I may be more productive. Plus it will give me an excuse to leave the house, maybe meet some new people and train myself to slowly like coffee (i know… Tea… I love you… but Girl needs her caffeine.)

Making my food ahead of schedule.

This seems totally unrelated, but I feel so much more put together when I have my meals cooked for the week. Not only will I save some pennies, but I will save myself some time by getting them cooked a couple of days in advance. Plus, I wont be eating rubbish!! All about the greens to help the brain get back into gear!

Putting pen to paper.

I’m pretty naughty and never plan out my posts. I know, what an idiot. However, I do think that’s the best way to keep my posts sounding as chatty as I am. But, I think occasionally putting pen to paper could be a good way to keep me motivated through the week. I am going to start keeping a notebook in my handbag so I can plan posts when I’m on the move, and hopefully this will get my creative brain going again.

Removing the pressure.

I never intended for this to happen, but I do put pressure on myself with my blog. It sometimes comes from people asking why I haven’t posted in a while, or watching others who blog so consistently and therefore the little niggles in my brain start. But from now on, I will remove the pressure. My blog is for me, and if people want to join me for the ride then that’s cool by me! 🙂

I promise to make no more promises about my blog and choose to get out of my slump my own way. 

Yours Sincerely, 

Koko 🙂 x

P.s See you here for more posts as and when they come 😉

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