This weekend, I got up and I knew it was time to begin writing here again. After nearly six years running, I had to take a step back and regroup because the quality of my content was deteriorating and I was running out of fresh ideas. I needed to remove myself from the blog in order to come back stronger.
What areas in your life are so overcome with monotony that you feel like you’re putting staleness into once fresh spaces? Have you taken a break from them lately? If not, this may be the time. If it means taking a mental health day at work so you can drive 3 hours away to your favorite restaurant for lunch, do that. If it means escaping for a weekend to hang with your boys or girls from college because your relationship is consuming, so be it. And, if it means taking months away from your daily blog, I will not object.
If you see that you need a brief change, chances are others see it as well. Make sure you make the change before they think the shift would be better if it were permanent.
Make being honest about what you need a priority.