I’m going to get right down to it….Today I confess that I haven’t written a blog post in 90 days and I’M NOT FEELING CREATIVE!

At the beginning of this year started to feel overwhelmed with studying a PhD full time, blogging and establishing my business. It took me a while to admit to myself that I’m not superwoman, I can’t do everything, and something had to give. That something was blogging.

It also took me a while and was difficult to admit that I was using my blog as a way to avoid doing my PhD research/ writing when things felt tough. For example, if I wasn’t feeling inspired in the morning I would make a recipe for the blog at lunchtime and spend the afternoon editing photos and writing it up!

During the past three months I have been focusing on finishing my PhD thesis (due in about 2 months from now – I don’t want to calculate how many days because it will just make me feel more panicked than I already am). I’ve also been studying for the qualification Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity with the NCFED, and have been working on a super exciting project which will launch in Derby (UK) in October and online in January 2019 (more about that soon).

Most of my time has been taken up with studying and I haven’t had that much time or energy to devote to my blog. When I have down time I want sit-on-the-sofa-and-don’t-move-for-two-hours kind of down time where I literally have to think about nothing or to go for a walk. I feel there is a pressure in society to always be productive or to be doing something. But honestly I have enough on my plate and sometimes I do just need to chill out and forget about it all.

I have been creating recipes each month for my clients Nutri-Ninja and True Nopal, but since I am spending less time thinking about my blog and creating content I feel like I have less ideas about what to make for them!! That said, I have created a few good recipes, including
Tangy mango and mint dressing
Almond & espresso bliss balls
Vegan berry jelly

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6 Comments

  1. Louise

    I feel ever so guilty when I don’t blog which I think kind of defies the point of blogging. When I’m feeling like it’s getting too much for me, I step away and take a break until I get my head back to the right space. Then I sit down and get into planning mode, using a spreadsheet to plan my posts in advance, in the hope that it’s all covered next time I’m stuck for inspiration!

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  2. Yeah Lifestyle

    Wow, 90 days is a long time not to blog but so glad that you have taken the time to blog again as I did enjoy reading the post and the recipes which you have shared.

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  3. Elizabeth

    Sometimes life does get in the way of us doing the things that we want to do, but it sounds like you’re nearing the end of your studies, so your priority is definitely that. The blog will still be here when you get back. 🙂

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  4. Eva

    Don’t feel you need to explain – but I’m sure your readers have missed you! Priorities can change, that’s life!

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  5. Rhian Westbury

    You shouldn’t feel bad for neglecting your blog, it will still be here once you’re done studying. You have to do what’s best for you x

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  6. Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    You’re not alone on this. I think everyone gets to experience this. Sometimes there are things we need to give more attention.

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