This week I made the hard decision to stop doing YouTube videos.
With finding out that work is going to be closed until next year and just trying to navigate my thoughts, I just have not had the energy to make a video.
It’s time consuming to not only make a video but edit one as well. A 30 minute video could take anywhere from 2-4 hours to edit depending how “perfect” I want it to be or how many interruptions I had from kiddos.I just felt like it was taking away from me not being stressed; it was just adding more stress.
It didn’t feel fun anymore; it started feeling like work. On the days I wanted to workout for myself, I simply had no desire let alone any energy. On days I wanted to blog, I had to edit a video instead and was too tired after to write.On a long conversation with my mom, I mentioned I hadn’t read a book in over five weeks. That is a lot for me. I might go two weeks without reading a book, but never over a month.
After ten pages in, I put it down and went to tackle the shed. I was reading something about Goodwill, when I realized I had a few bags to donate. I found out that they are open for donations on certain days.
So, you guys know what my “workout” area looks like.Here’s the opposite view.Now it may not look organized to you, but trust me it was much worse. I also have three kids who like to play in the shed when it’s too hot out and constantly “disorganize” the space.
I was so zoned in on the task didn’t turn back [or snap a before picture].
I managed to gather two bags of trash and three bags of donations. It felt good to get it out of the house/ shed and into the car.
Sometimes even clutter that isn’t directly “visual,” can weigh you down. I think seeing the bags on that blue cart (pre-decluttering) entered my subconscious every single time I went into the shed.
That in turn would just cause “indirect” stress.
I wanted to “make space” for the kiddos to play; this would mean more space for me to workout if they were in there at the same time.
I use to spend 1-2 hours every Sunday recording the workout videos. Now, I can just sit back and relax. ❤