Why taking time out is good for you


Thought of the day: Time 


Time, it’s something isn’t it? It’s precious, sometimes fast, sometimes slow and a real stress creator. I’m the sort of person to always think ahead – what needs to be done next, worrying about things in the future, rarely living in the moment and, before I know it, time has passed me by without even realising.


Looking forward to something is one thing, but wishing time away is another. And that’s what I am guilty for.

Last year was possibly one of the hardest years I’ve lived. Emotionally, mentally and physically. So, I took time out. And it was probably the best decision for me at that moment, I focused on myself, my kids and rebuilding our lives again.

I am now bringing up my two children in a beautiful, quiet village in the Cotswolds. I feel refreshed, calm and at peace, my children are happy, we are happy, and instead of me wishing time away, I’ve learnt to live in the moment.

After taking time out, I decided to start blogging again, it’s something I’ve always loved; taking pictures, documenting my children grow and to brain dump on an evening when the kids are in bed.

Without giving myself the space I so desperately needed – I would’ve completely fizzed out and the possibility of me blogging again would have been a big fat zero.

“You can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first” – I truly believe that.

I was tired of having nothing better to write about other than how my life was going to shit, how I couldn’t cope with my kids and struggling with depression; because let’s be real.. No-one likes a negative nelly do they?

*Note to self: stop being a negative nelly.

So here it begins.. again:

The Delaney Diaries – The name came quite easy if I’m honest, Delaney being my surname and Diaries as that’s basically what I use a blog for. It’s a change from the blog name which I had previously, but I thought a change would be more appropriate with a fresh start.

What’s it about? – I have decided to carry on with the Family Lifestyle theme. After all, I am a mum of two. It will include personal experiences, reviews, days out, tips & tricks, advice, photography and most importantly, a space for me to write about things which I’m passionate about and interest me.

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  1. Andrea
    February 25, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I loved reading your blog and think many people can relate to how you feel. Keep blogging and I’ll look forward to reading more. Xx

    • admin
      February 25, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you! xx

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