Yours truly is back everyone! After what, two weeks at least? Wow, that’s a long time to go without writing. At least for me. But I had a major reason. The lovely thing called creators block. Plus what brought it on—a more serious topic: depression and insecurity. So safe to say, aside from an “I’m back!” kind of article it’s also going to cover how mental health is really something that needs to be taken care of and talked about more because it can affect your craft and the things you love to do. Which is exactly what happened to me. So, let’s get started, shall we?
When a creator loses their motivation to create, it feels like a downward spiral. It may not be that way for some, but I’ve seen it hit many creators, myself included. Initially my own started out because of the dreaded burnout. You guys know what I’m talking about: you work so hard and for so long that your body basically tells you “Nope, we’re done, we not doing this anymore.” And it makes you feel completely exhausted, even sometimes get really sick. Because of my burnout, I can say this from experience. For a good few days, I was sick. So, here’s where taking care of yourself both physically and mentally comes in.
If you don’t ease up on your tasks or give yourself some “Me time” you will regret it big time. So, you have to take a step back from everything and give yourself time to breathe. I know what they say about mental health and that there are plenty of stigmas around it. Even with taking a break from the daily grind so to speak is looked upon as “lazy” or you’re not a “hard worker”. But, we need to look past that, else wise the spin downwards with mental and physical health is a fast and hard one. It’s ok to know that you need to take a step back every once in a while. It’s a hard lesson I had to learn, so I want to make sure you guys know or at least take away from this girl’s rant/babble that it’s ok to ask for help, and it’s ok to take time for yourself. Just don’t let that time spin into month after month of a break. Cause that won’t be healthy either, the motivation to do things you love will start to be harder and harder to do.
So, that about covers my soapbox for today. Now that I’m back I’ll be bringing more content and new content that hasn’t been seen before so be sure to look for that you guys! Thanks for sticking with me and knowing that no matter what you matter and it’s ok to breathe! Love y’all!
Rebel Fae out!