I can’t believe it’s been several months since I blogged! I do apologize….well…sort of!
Let me explain.
I’ve been doing 2 things-
1. Practicing self-care
2. Trying new things!
So rather than apologize all over myself to you, let’s use my “explanation” as a learning tool/growth opportunity today
It is so important to make sure you set your own limits for yourself and take care of yourself. Nobody can do it for you!
My time has been even more limited lately. I have been very busy at work (which I enjoy) and running the business side of things can take a lot of time outside of my time with clients. Because of this increase, something had to go! Many days it was a choice to either take a break and eat my lunch or do my blog. Because of the busyness at IH right now, I felt I would be better to myself (and ultimately to my clients) if I chose lunch. Self-care!
It was hard at first. I do a blog weekly, people look forward to it (according to their comments to me), and well, it’s something I love!
It is easy to feel like because you have always done something, you have to keep doing it, even when saying no for a moment might be better. Even if it is a good
thing! But remember, you have to take care of yourself or you will burn out and eventually not enjoy that thing you love anyway.
Trying something new:
Before the business side of things got so “busy”, I had already committed to blogging for some outside sources. I wanted to keep those commitments because I made them and because I think it’s good to branch out and try new things. It has been a great experience. I have enjoyed blogging for Northview Church, Relationshipcafe.com, and MarriageAdvice.com. They truly have been good opportunities. It was nice to try something new. However, I have decided to let go of the amount I was blogging for them, in order to do more self-care (and hopefully start blogging more here again.)
So the moral of the story is it’s good to try new things but also take care of yourself! That way you can be the best at what you do and not burn out.
I hope to start blogging here more regularly again. If I don’t, know that I am either practicing self-care or trying something new!
Thank you so much for reading this week.
What can do today to practice self-care? Or try something new?
Written by Natalie Chandler
Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC, LCAC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville