Sunday, 1 January 2017

HELLO JANUARY || WELCOME 2017

I have been sat at my laptop looking at this blank Blogger page for the past three hours..Or if I'm being honest, I have actually been staring at it for the past three weeks.
Recently I have been in a bit of a rut with this whole Blogging thing, and I really am finding it a little extremely tough to pull myself out of it and get my sh*t together! Over the Christmas break I was feeling so motivated for January to come around and I had so many ideas in mind for the Blog, and now that it is actually here, I feel like I have nothing to give. I do not know if I am still in a post-Christmas haze or wether I am just seriously lacking motivation, but what ever it is, it's super frustrating! I had a vision that on the morning of January 1st I would jump out of bed at 8am, do a little workout session, get ready for the day and then tackle my to-do list..I wanted to start 2017 off in a very positive way, but instead it started off by lounging around in bed until midday nursing a Gin & Tonic hangover..Oopsie! Now we are over a week into 2017, the hangover has gone, but I still remain in this rut. I have so many thoughts in my head that I want to express and talk to you all about, I just don't know where to begin on writing typing everything out..The ideas are there but the words aren't. Alas, I am trying to power on through! 

As much as I want to continuously keep getting content up on here for you guys to read and hopefully enjoy, I also do not want to force-write anything and not be one hundred percent happy with what I am sharing..As I have always said, quality triumphs quantity every time! So, that is why this year, I have decided to do things a little differently on here.
For the time being, (Until I get my mojo back!) I have decided that I will not be sticking to a strict, weekly blogging schedule. Being such an organised person that usually likes to have everything planned out to a T, the idea of this does scare me slightly, but I know that it will be better for my sanity in the long run. Last year I tried to hardest to make sure I was uploading three times a week..Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Whilst it is amazing and very satisfying to keep everything consistent on the blog, I also realised that along with obtaining a schedule comes a certain amount of added pressure. Now, you're either the type of person who deals well with pressure and strives off of it, or you're someone who does not know how to handle it and just wants to run from all responsibilities and hide under the duvet..Unfortunately, I discovered that I am the latter the majority of the time (which admittedly, I kind of hate and want to try and change!). After seven months of constantly spending every spare minute preparing for blog posts, writing blog posts, updating blog posts and doing everything else that comes along with blogging, I started to fall out of love with it and ultimately, I felt less motivated to do it. You may have noticed that I disappeared from the blogging scene for a couple of months in the later half of 2016, and this is just one of the many reasons why. Everything just got a little too much and I needed to take a step back and re-evaluate it all. In honesty, that unexpected break from blogging really helped me a lot. It helped me get my priorities in order and it helped make me realise just how important some 'me' time really is. The time that I spent away from the blog also reaffirmed to me just how much I really do love it, and I knew that it was something that I never wanted to walk away from. 
So, what does 2017 hold for aliciaamyjones.com? Truth be told, I'm not even one hundred percent sure myself, but whatever happens, I want to make it the best year yet. 

For the most part, 2016 was the year that I completely fell in love with Blogging..Even though there was a small hiccup half way through, it was the year that I really put all of my time and effort into the blog, to create a space on the internet that I was immensely proud of. Throughout 2017 I want to continue creating content that I am happy with and which I know you will all love to read as well. Understandably, it might take me a couple of weeks to get fully back on top of my game again, but I have no doubt that I will get there eventually..Hopefully sooner rather than later, and I really do hope that all of you stick around for the unforeseeable journey! 
Are you suffering from the January blues? What are your best motivation tips and tricks?
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