I took an inadvertent break from blogging for pretty much all of February. I had wrist surgery thanks to carpal tunnel syndrome, so I had to minimize my time on the computer. It was honestly for the best –– I stay super busy for no reason at all, and it’s honestly a pride thing. I joke about it, but it’s seriously not a healthy habit. Taking breaks is something that I’ve always viewed as a weakness, and I need to stop before I seriously damage my health. Naturally, I turned to Instagram because my followers are some of the smartest people I know. Here’s what I asked them.
Does anyone else have trouble slowing down? I don’t NEED to work around the clock, but I relish in staying busy, treating the bags under my eyes like badges of honor.
When I was hospitalized back in October, my doctor told me my anxiety level was partly due to my schedule once I began freelancing full-time. I wasn’t sleeping and didn’t take any days off. It was all fun until it literally caused a breakdown.
I’m trying to stop overdoing it for the sake of my physical and mental health, but I still have trouble taking time for myself. How do you find balance?
The answers that I got were SO helpful, and I’m sharing some of my favorites here in the hopes that you’ll find them valuable as well.
I hope this is helpful for you!! If you have any foolproof relaxation advice, feel free to share it in the comments! xo
Ayana Lage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Tampa, Florida with a background in digital media and content marketing. She’s worked for Bustle, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald, and numerous freelance clients. As a blogger, she’s worked with 50+ lifestyle, fashion, travel and food brands. When she’s not blogging, she’s focused on her day job in digital marketing, watching Queer Eye, or laughing aloud at tweets from @dril.