While telling someone to take a break when they feel they need it is very easy, in reality taking a break is not that easy, more like traumatising, we’ve seen or heard of YouTubers, celebrities, bloggers and every other person generally talk about how their mental health seems to be on the low and they not being in a good state of mind and we begin to wonder, why not take a break and go refuel yourself.
Well if it was that easy everybody will jump on a train and ride to paradise(it sounded better in my head). I haven’t posted in three weeks or so and while this was meant to be a break because somehow the central bank of motivation ran dry. All I could think about was irrelevancy, fear of being forgotten and everyone unfollowing my blog, so instead of refueling and enjoying my so called break I actually got worse and started beating myself up to write a blog post but all that came out was crap, I couldn’t post crap. And while this fear seems unnecessary, that’s just what the mind does telling things that aren’t true and playing tricks on you.
It was so difficult to take a break and it was much more difficult staying on a break, I have always criticized youtubers who posted videos with them complaining about their mental health on it and I will always be like why don’t you take a break and let us all be. I’ve now realized that the fear and struggle is real.
Since there are a lot of bloggers and blog posts who tell you to go ahead and take a break and that nothing is going to happen and that you are not being selfish but just taking care of yourself but none tells you how difficult it will be and how you are going to constantly worry about going down the path that leads to irrelevancy, but the truth is while others leave the loyal ones will stay.
So is taking a break really worth it, well that is debatable, but for me taking a break is just too expensive and I’ve decided to find other methods to maintain and improve my mental health without totally disconnecting from the world.
What do you think? Is taking a break worth it?