I used to think that I could do it all without feeling run down and mentally exhausted - I was wrong. Over the last 6 months, I had been juggling between varying tasks, responsibilities and hobbies in which I had taken up with the vision of a successful end game. I was juggling between university, work, MazRawrs, social media marketing, obstacles within relationships, various large to do lists, attempts to make time for myself and my family alongside managing my latest adventure, Infâme Co.
In doing all of this, there was a constant muttering of "you need to relax", "you need to take a break", "you need to take something off your plate" from my closest friends and family. Of course being the stubborn girl I am, the mutterings fuelled my motivation to prove them wrong and the more I heard it the more I made sure that I could in fact manage it all. I kept it up for a couple of months, but as the new year began I started to feel a lot more physically drained which resulted in horrendous sleep, lack of appetite and plentiful headaches. Sooner or later, I started getting dizzy spells, and migraines which led to the demise of my productive streak.
This was around the time my clothing line 'Infâme Co.' officially launched so I projected all my efforts and remaining mental energy onto the launch of the company. As I worked with two of my close friends, it was a much lighter load on myself which allowed for me to rest and recuperate as well as have some very much needed time for myself. Although, I did feel extreme guilt for having to go on hiatus on not only MazRawrs but also on a few other projects that I was pursuing, I knew if I didn't do so it would have negative altercations on my health and wellbeing.
There a many of us out there who hustle, and grind without taking time out of the day or week to concentrate on ourselves. It's important to do that, before you tire yourself out the way I did. Even if it's just a 10 minute face mask, a cup of tea or 30 minutes of Youtube filled goodness! The reason behind my hiatus was for the first time in a very long time, I did it for me.