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Losing my motivation and drive for everything

Hey Beauties, you will have probably noticed that I haven’t posted in quite a while now. I went from posting weekly to nothing for the past month. The thing is, my mental health took a huge nosedive. I was slowly drowning in this infinity pool that had appeared in my head and because it came so unexpectedly, I wasn’t prepared and I sank fast. I had no motivation and drive left in me.

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My head was so full of the shit I tell myself and trying to deal with health issues alongside life’s general side sweeps, I just couldn’t focus on the positives anymore. I was trying so hard to ignore everything but it just became too much. I’d forgotten why I’d started blogging in the first place. I let my obsessiveness take over so posting, writing, social media, all became a chore. I’d lost my passion.

As bloggers, we have a passion for what we write about. Myself, for example, I love to share about how life is with chronic health conditions and help others not feel alone. A prime example of this was when I share My PTSD Story with you.

I love sharing my life with you and helping others feel not alone but, sharing everything and going over it so much can also affect my own mental state. It can often be hard going over and over all the things I’ve gone through, seeing it in front of my eyes makes it all that more real. I often try and convince myself it’s all just a dream. It’s so important that we don’t forget to find ways to practice self-love and refresh our minds.

The reality though is that it’s not a dream. This is my life, this is me. The more I write about it and get it out of my system is also all part of my therapy. I’m getting it out of my head and giving myself some peace.

But I’m back, I’m going to be less strict with myself when it comes to writing so I can make sure I keep my motivation and drive strong. Thank you for sticking with me!! Don’t forget that you can contact me any time through email or my social media pages. Stay safe!!

Much Love – Rhiannon aka Mrs Slee-Jones xx

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8 thoughts on “I Lost My Motivation And Drive”

  1. Anne Marie Dobson

    Thank you for sharing, felt a bit like this for a few months, no motivation or drive to do anything. I think lockdowns, uni work, work, home schooling, bad sleep all at the same time, just sucked everything out of me. slowly feeling more motivated, going to the gym has helped me now Hoping a holiday will help me recharge completely.

  2. Welcome back!

    It’s difficult when this happens & it does just creep up on you.

    At least you’re now able to adjust your schedule to account for looking after your mental health. It’s taken me years to realise this is really the most important thing.
    If your mind doesnt work, neither does much else!

    Looking forward to more of your posts x

  3. It’s so encouraging that you shared this — it’s so needed. I lost all motivation to blog and took an unexpected 9 months off back in 2020 as I was in the middle of some serious life stuff and the depression closed in and took away all joy and hope for a while. It came again this year and I took 3 months off from blogging because I couldn’t even think what to write or find any joy. Thankfully things have improved and I started again — and it’s great to see you back on your blog too. Take care of yourself and know that it’s okay to step away from all this to support your mental health.

    1. I’m glad things have improved for you!! It really is hard to stay focused when you just don’t feel yourself isn’t it.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I feel you. I’ve been struggling with stomach issues the last couple of months to the point that on some days I could not even get out of my bed. On such days I just want to survive, so blogging is not even in my mind, no matter how much I love doing it. Life happens, we all struggle sometimes physically, mentally. I’m glad you’re back!

    1. Thanks for commenting!! I’m sorry your stomach is playing up so bad right now, I really hope it eases for you soon!! I completely get what you mean xx

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