Time For A Break!

Last month I realised I need a blogging break. Aside from a bad migraine week a couple of years ago, in 3 years, I’ve not had a break from this space. Last Christmas I burned out. You can read my thoughts on this here. In the blogging and creative world there is a constant need to be ‘on’ especially when you’re business is online.

I’ve now realised it doesn’t hurt your business to take a break. In fact it can help it. I’m hoping that it will invigorate my mind (and body) so I can return refreshed and ready for the Autumn. Although my diary is pretty full for August, I will not constantly be preparing content or scheduling the business. I’ll take some time to reflect and will finally have time to read some books!

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I thought hard about this, as some of income for Claireabellemakes comes from the blog and everyone has bills to pay! This year, I’ve gradually increased my schedule to 5 posts a week, plus writing freelance for other sites and publications. However, over the next few weeks there will be no content here on the blog. I’ll still be hanging out on social media enjoying some creative pursuits and taking a holiday to Florida with friends.

Self care is important to me. As most of you know, I’m a frequent migraine sufferer which can be extremely debilitating at times. Time out will be good. Of course I’ll be planning (Autumn craft parties are coming!) and making lists of ideas and DIYs, but life will be a little slower as I’ll be travelling and resting.

I haven’t yet decided when I plan to return to the blog, but it is likely to be in September. By then I hope to have an organised mind and a rested soul. No doubt I’ll still be hanging out on Instagram or Twitter so find me at the links below if you want to keep in touch! Have a wonderful summer.

Oh, and I’ve been nominated for best DIY & Crafts blog again in the Amara Interior Blog awards! If you have time to send a vote for me I’d be so so grateful! Just click the image below. nominated-blog-vote-nowClaireabellemakes-TwitterClaireabellemakes-PinterestClaireabellemakes-FacebookClaireabellemakes-InstagramClaireabellemakes-BlogLovinClaireabellemakes-Google+

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26 thoughts on “Time For A Break!

  1. Enjoy your break – you deserve it. Us followers understand and we will be here waiting for you on your return to welcome you back! Happy days!

  2. I hope you have a nice break. I agree its always good to take time out. If you don’t you can end up hating what you do. I will have to keep stalking you on twitter instead haha x

  3. Just found your blog via Amara and loving it so sorry to hear you’ll be on a break, but you totally deserve it! I’ve only been blogging seriously for one week and I already have backache (Day 1), shoulder ache (Day 2), eye ache (Day 3) … 😛 You know what I mean 🙂 I’d love to read more from you so please do come back soon and in the meantime enjoy your summer vacay 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Zen! Blogging can be really tough – make sure to look after yourself 🙂 I’ll be back in a few weeks with some fun DIYs and lots of crafty goodness x

  4. PS I forgot to say that taking a break really helps! I started my DIY blog last year with the goal of going full-time, felt I wasn’t making much progress and took a (rather long) break, got back into it this week and feel like I’ve really got more perspective now! 🙂 And more readers, so something must be going rightl 😛 Fingers crossed!
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