It’s a Been A While (Resetting Again)

Kelly P.
3 min readApr 30, 2024
Photo by Caspar Rae on Unsplash

It’s been a minute. More like a couple of months. Almost a year. Over the past few months, I got caught up in a few things that seem to have eaten away any free time. I also found myself facing burnout with writing and what not. It’s been hard to stay focus. Most of my mental energies are focusing on just maintaining so I don’t feel like my life is spiraling out of control.

In the next couple of months, I’ll have some free time back into my schedule. Any sign of downtime, I don’t know how to handle or deal with it. That’s sounds weird doesn’t it? I have a problem with relaxing. My brain has a habit of, when I am trying to relax, throwing my anxiety into high gear and freaking out over the slightest things. The only way to help manage my anxiety is to keep my mind and body busy.

I just feel incapable of relaxing. And, even when I don’t having something to freak out about, I get into my own head for the worst. I need to change something.

I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something that could work, and something that is attainable. I want to use summer as reset (I’m constantly resetting), because over the past few years, I’ve come realize what I’ve been doing is neither healthy nor completely effective like it used to be. I also know that make a big-super-goal isn’t effective either. Short-term and realistic goals help…

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Kelly P.

Aspiring freelance writer and photographer. Nerd. Check out my site: https://kellyssurfwords.com