We all need breaks – breaks from work, breaks from stress and sometimes even small breaks from life. Those few precious moments can heal, galvanize and reenergize. Yet they all come to an end, don’t they? And then it is time to start again, find your place and rejoin what you escaped from.
The value of Breaks
My own sabbatical is over – and I am ready to launch back into the responsibilities I gratefully let slide over the last few weeks. Part of me feels incredibly lazy, and even a bit guilty, over leaving my blog to stagnate – yet another part of me understands the value of breaks. Running every day, writing every day and researching everyday can wear you down. Add in the normal stress of daily life, family responsibilities, errands and chores – and those breaks become even more important.
Take the break
If you have the option of stepping back, then do it. When things become too much, step back – take the break. If you can. I realize this is not always possible, but you can always let something go – for a little while. It can be anything, from a book club to a volunteer position, or whatever steals your time. If you can take that break, do it. Your mental health with thank you. And if you cannot step back and away from the commitments, then step back for 15 minutes… and try again.
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Now that things are settled and my soul is eased, my inspiration has returned. I’ve been busy making plans and lists, deciding on new topics to broach and new posts to craft. Breastfeeding is a simple, biological process, yet the topic itself is huge! From simple questions to larger problems, I am going to try to chip away the mystery in the coming weeks and months.
What do you want to know?
But I also need your help. While my list is long, I am in the position of knowing too much to narrow it down. What can I help you with? If you could ask one breastfeeding question – what would it be? Do you have a problem I can help you with? Or can I direct you somewhere? Let me know. Leave a comment or send me an email. Not only will you help inspire new posts and advice, but your question could be the one that also helps someone else.
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