New Year Overwhelm? You are NOT behind!

New Year Overwhelm? You are NOT behind!

It’s that time of year when everyone’s figuring out what their resolutions will be, sorting their goals for the year ahead, and generally seeming to have their plans all in place.

It can be a delicious feeling of excitement, dreaming of the future and putting plans in place…

It can also be a stressful time seeing others so far “ahead” in comparison to you. Or at least that’s how I feel. I know it can’t just be me.

The thing is, I always find myself feeling like I should have everything figured out by New Year’s Day. So many others have their shit together, especially in the blogging world it seems.

It’s all monthly themes, elevator pitches, growth goals, and batch-writing posts wherever I look!

Me? I’m nowhere near that organised. I’ve taken most of December off, firstly to get everything done for my degree so I could take some proper time “off” from coursework over the holidays, and then of course getting everything ready for Christmas itself.

December can be a pretty stressful month, especially for parents. Even more for those of us who are working from home.

Then you get to the end of the year and everyone is talking about their goals for the year ahead.

I feel like I’m totally behind – everyone else is ready to rock their 2018 and I’m still here, eating leftovers from the big tub of Celebrations, playing in the snow with the kids, and watching holiday tv with abandon.

Actually, I’m not behind really, and neither are you.

You don’t need to have everything figured out by the first day of the year.

You don’t have to have your quarters, months, and days planned out.

It’s ok for you to take some real time out over Christmas without feeling guilty or stressed that you haven’t got your shit together.

You are allowed to take that time to spend with your family. That’s what the Christmas holidays are all about after all.

You have the time you need to get your niche narrowed down, and your blogging calendar figured out, and it doesn’t need to be done right now.

You are not behind, or “bad” at organising just because you’ve taken some time out.

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So relax, enjoy the rest of the holidays, and enjoy the time you have to switch off while you can.

Everything else can wait while you’re having fun and making memories.

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8 Comments

  1. December 31, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is spot on. It’s easy to feel the pressure sometimes, but we all need to take a step back! Hope you will link this up to #TheMMLinky tomorrow 🙂

    • Marylin
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’ll see if I can find it! Happy New Year! <3 xx

  2. December 31, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Make your own music in your own time, but DO make it. DON’T quit.

    • Marylin
      Author
      January 1, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Exactly! Thanks Mama! <3 xxx

  3. January 1, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Wise words. I don’t think everyone is as organised as you think. You can only do what you can. We all have different things going on. Happy new year lovely x

    • Marylin
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 3:43 pm

      So true lovely! Happy new year! xx

  4. January 29, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    This is so true! Also, don’t be so harsh on yourself: doing a degree is bloody hard work and you’ve surely got to be organised to some degree.

    • Marylin
      Author
      January 31, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thank you my lovely! As always, it’s easier to *give* the advice than take it… working on that one. 🙂 xx

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