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take a breather

My mind has been aflutter lately. There are so many things to do that it feels like my brain never gets to prop up its feet and relax. Working two jobs, my dad's visit (not that I don't love having him here), and all of life's other little obligations just add up, leaving me worn me out. On top of everything, my mind is always stirring; questioning and wondering.

Stress is not something to easily escape from, if at all. It's been causing me to lose sight, whether it's of a responsibility, or of the things I love to do for myself. There are times I want to pull my hair out, my hands ball into fists, and my eyes well up in tears. Ever get that way? It's those times that I have to remember to breathe.

While looking for motivation, I stumbled upon this post with the words,

"Sometimes you need to step away, take a breath and start over to get things the way you really want them." 

It reminded me that it's okay to take a break. It's okay to take off on a drive, sit in the park and watch the ducks, or visit someone that makes me smile. I don't have to spend money on a trip, or purchase a new pair of shoes to get some sort of release. Just letting my mind rest, smile, and rejuvenate is all there is to it. 

So don't feel bad if you climb in bed and hide under the covers. Don't feel bad if you take off for a few hours without telling a soul. Don't feel bad if you have to cry it out. Do what you need to do for you, and no one else. Escape for a little bit. If you do, you'll come back to reality with a little more strength, mindfulness, and motivation.



  1. Brianna, This has been my last two days! I love reading your blogs. Not only do you inspire or set off a creative spark in ones's mind; You are simply being you, writing out of your heart and I've yet too find a generic blog of yours!
    You're always a delight!

  2. Jenna,
    This comment really made me smile. Thank you for continuing to read and for being so encouraging. I hope your upcoming days are less stressful!



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