There’s this feeling that drives me crazy whenever I’m unable to update my blog once in a while. I know I’m not the only one who feels the same. Luckily for me, blogging just keeps me sane at all cost. Let me tell you this: When you have a life outside the blog that you’ve been so engulfed to place your effort on, lessons to study (and cram), and work that mainly supports you, then it is no doubt that squeezing in some blogging time can be hard. But what if it’s one of the only things that keep me sane?
Though I’m living in an extremely busy lifestyle, I still find a lot of ways to blog even though I’m not facing the laptop. I’m either drafting up some posts on my phone, or jotting down some notes on what to blog next. Here are the reasons why I do these to keep my life sane:
It is therapeutic.
Blogging has always been my favorite therapeutic hobby because I tend to be so full of emotions that I mindlessly rant them all over Twitter. Writing, in general, makes me feel calmed and put together. In this fast-paced lifestyle that I am living in, I seriously need to take a breather once in a while and doing what I love is just a great way to do so.
I could easily coordinate my thoughts.
I have a cluttered mind inside my head and it’s no wonder why. I’m a multi-tasking kind of person and I juggle a lot of things aside from my blog. I also try to keep my inter-relationships straight together, if that counts. The point is, in order for me to do blogging quite seriously, I need to de-clutter and train my mind to focus instead. You have no idea just how hard that is especially when there are other things you need to think about and do (like me, who is supposed to study for Midterms right now but instead I’m making a bunch of blog posts – hurray!).
It gives me a break from all the mathematical equations (a.k.a. Engineering life!).
Yes, the horror! Every day I’m facing all my professors telling me what this equation is, how to do this and that, then memorize them! I’ve always hated math and I don’t know what piqued me to take up an engineering course in the first place. At the end of the day, I always look forward to blogging something new because it keeps me off from the stressful (and hell-ish) Engineering life I’m stuck into.
I am able to eliminate the stress in my system.
Blogging is sort of a drug now that eliminates the stupid stress in my system. It’s a distraction away from the toxic reality in front of me. That is why it is very important to incorporate blogging into my daily schedule. It gives me some room to release what needs to be out and it serves as my happy pill, too.
I meet some blogger friends who always give out their support.
Fellow bloggers will always know and understand what you are going through. My blogging friends are my support system because they encourage me to step out and be brave when life has been thrashing me all too much. I have a couple of blogger friends on Facebook and I have grown to be close friends with them even if we’re only connected virtually in front of a computer screen.
I’m glad that blogging gives me a lot more benefits than just enhancing my skills. If you, my dearest reader, is still planning on making a blog, I guarantee that all the time spent into working out even the littlest detail of your blog is all worth it. 🙂