How A Short Break Helped Me Regain My Motivation.

Clare - This Is Still Me♥️
6 min readOct 1, 2022

Sometimes, a little break is all that’s needed.

It’s been a while! It feels like there has been lots going on, but that could be because I am always giving myself so much to do!

I have been struggling with my morning routine ever since I got back from holiday. It was always something I enjoyed, but now it feels like a bit of a chore. That being said, when I don’t do it, I find that I am not as motivated or productive with my days.

I have been consistent with my daily walks and try to get out for an hour at least 5 times per week and instead of listening to podcasts or an audiobook, I have been listening to some of the videos I’ve saved in my chrome reading list, which are usually about writing, self-improvement or motivation. I find that I am usually raring to go when I get back home.

For some bizarre reason, I have been waking up before my alarm, which is set for 7 am. I’m not complaining though, I do love being up earlier especially now the mornings are a little darker and I get to see the sky change. I also enjoy feeling like I’ve gained some extra time in my day.

I saw my friend this week for lunch, we went to Pizza Express in Covent Garden. As I stepped off of the train at Charing Cross, it started to drizzle. I find umbrellas to be a pain in the arse, but I wasn’t worried that I didn’t have one, I didn’t have far to walk.

Of course, as I got a few minutes up the road, the heavens decided to open and I got drenched. I soon dried off and enjoyed an afternoon with my friend. When it was time to leave, the drizzle had returned and once again, as I got a little further up the road it rained twice as hard. Thankfully, the husband picked me up from the station at the other end.

I woke up even earlier on Wednesday, had a weird dream I was house sitting for Rob Beckett whilst he went on holiday with his family – weird. I managed to get back to sleep again and dream about something more normal (I think) but I felt tired and like I was coming down with a cold. Great!

I went and had my lashes done and then had my therapy session. As usual, I had a really good session. I am now aware of my self-esteem getting lower and my fear of failure and rejection are taking over.

One of the things we discussed in my session was about my working days. Now I am doing some admin a couple of days…

Clare - This Is Still Me♥️

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