Whew! That was a long break.

It was an unexpected plunge into the world of falling out of routines. Because of the pandemic, my regular routine went down the drain. It pretty much left me floundering as I lost the anchor to my daily life.

I didn’t do the usual exercises and activities I did in the morning and it showed. I was irritated most of the time. My calmness went out of the window. I stressed too much. I became depressed and wallowed in self-pity. I pretty much gave up.

But now I’m back. Or, at least I think I am.

Yes, I know that there’s a pandemic out there and that things are bad all over the world. I also think this might be the cause of why I found it hard to just stay positive and stay the course. When the whole world around you is going up in flames, it’s hard to stay motivated and keep on going.

I’m glad there are books out there to help us out. Hopefully, I’ll be able to review it and post a review someday.

Right now, I’m happy to say I’m back and I would like to keep up the weekly blogpost schedule from before. In the time I’ve taken off from this project, I’ve really come to appreciate the routine of being able to write and post something consistently.

But reading my nonfiction book has brought me back to the world of the sane. Currently, I am reading Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck. I’m only halfway through it, but I love it and found the information really useful. I’m already a big proponent of the ideas in the book, about controlling whatever you can control and putting in the effort to make sure that you thrive in this world.

But then again, all I can really do is try to write, and write well, as much as I can while I still have the strength and the inclination to do so.


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