Taking A Break To Get Balance

I have been thinking about this for a while, Thursday brought it front and center and I realized I have to change something in my life so that I can began to sleep a little more than the few broken hours that I get every night and that I have had for the past 7 months.

Since it is working hard on becoming Spring here, today was gorgeous... it gave me great hope that more days are on the way.  One of the things I want to do is work out more, I have been walking a great deal since my last post. I have walked over 12 miles, it has felt wonderful to get back out at it, I have lost a little speed but I am sure I will get it back soon.
I think exercising will help me relax and I want to spend more time getting organized as I am actively looking for a new place and I have people looking as well. I need to be prepared to move and not have excess baggage to weigh me down.  The older I get the more minimalistic I become.  I seriously want to get rid a good 50 percent of my stuff because I don't use it, it just takes up space and causes clutter.

I also want to spend a lot of quality time with Valentina, we have been cooking together, playing a board game here and there, watching a TV show together... It has been good but we need more of those days.  So I have already been around to many blogs where I left comments and emailed others to let you know that I have decided to take a blog break and a social media break starting Monday morning and I am not sure how long I will be gone.
I am going to miss you, I know I have missed messaging a few, I follow a lot of blogs and so many of you inspire me or leave me lovely comments on my blog.  Some of you I have come to know through other forms of social media and I have really loved connecting which I will be back to ... just as soon as I figure out how to get some sleep.

I am sure I will not know what to do with myself for a while, I usually wake up... have a shower and then read and comment on blogs... then more on the way to work, at lunch, on the way home... So I have decided to walk as much as I can and spend as much time as I can with Valentina.

I will still be answering emails so if anyone wants to say hi and let me know how you are doing you can email me here .  I have a little work to do and it involves spending a little time just meditating and not filling time up so that I don't have to think or deal.  Which only spills over into my life where I am unable to sleep... Let me tell you that I have gone without sleep many times in my life, having a baby is one of those times but a bit different as I napped whenever I could and I did get 4 hours strung together.

I rarely sleep for more than 2 hours at a time and sometimes 3 hours... That is not enough to really focus on work and being a parent, both of these need my full attention and when I don't sleep they are affected.  I hope when I come back it will be where I have a little more balance in my life ... with sleep being one of them.

I look forward to catching up with you when I get back, until then I will miss you... 
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61 comments :

  1. We all going to miss you, Launna. But, appreciate your decision to take a break to rejuvenate and energize yourself. Looking forward your comeback soon....

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  2. All the best and hope everything works as you have planned. Hope you take enough sleep so that your work and parenting job is not hampered. Good Luck.

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  3. I will definitely miss you Launna but your health comes first before anything so I totally understand where you are coming from. I always cherish your support and look forward to your return when you feel it is the right time for you.
    I will email you in a few days to say hi.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

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  4. Will definitely miss you. Take as much time as needed and all the best!
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  5. Lovely Launna... I'll miss you, hope you return as soon as possible... greetings his Brazilian friend!

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  6. lovely<3
    following you now! keep in touch :)
    BLOG | BLOGLOVIN
    xx

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  7. I'm going to miss you Launna. I wish you the best and I hope everything works out the way you want it to :)

    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.de/

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  8. Many Kisses and love on you Way ♡
    hope we see you soon with your Letters

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  9. Thank you for letting me know Launna both on my blog and via this post. I will definitely miss your posts but totally understand that sometimes you just need to take a break and reassess your time and how to better use it. Big hugs Steffy xx

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  10. Hello Launna:

    Of course we shall all miss you but totally understand your reasons for having a break. One thing is for sure, blogging should never become a chore and, as for you at the moment, when there are other things to be done which take up the day, then so be it.

    It is, as you know, very, very important to look after yourself and your health and you must, if at all possible, try to develop better sleep patterns. Perhaps more time spent outdoors walking, which you obviously enjoy, may in time help you to sleep better. We do hope so. And, of course, you will have even more fun with your Valentina when you are trying to do less and are less tired.

    We send you our warmest wishes and love and will be here for whenever you return.

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  11. A blog/media break is good and needed sometimes. I also took a blog break a year ago. Take care, lots of hugs!!

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  12. Good for you, Launna, this will do you good! We will still be here when you get back. You just go and focus on yourself now. A little break can do wonders. X

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  13. wow, this is so timely. i am very busy with working on my thesis so yes, i need to take a break even for a few minutes. :) thanks Launna! anyway, i am glad that you're sleeping again. i hope this keeps going :) also, have fun working-out and good luck with everything! :D

    xoxo,
    rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  14. Wishing you the best with the sleep! And hurrah for nice weather, for sure. :) I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!

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  15. Best wishes maim and hope to see you soon back!! Take care.. Live happily...

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  16. Take care dear Launna! Exercise helps sooo much, it has transformed my mental attitude and strength. Challenge yourself, this will make you grow! xo Caroline

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  17. It feels so nice to take a break sometime :) Have a lovely Sunday Launna!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  18. I will miss reading your posts Launna but I think you are doing the very best thing you could do -- you are putting yourself and Valentina first before everything else. I think taking the time to exercise more is going to help, too! It will relieve lots more stress than sitting in front of your monitor reading does. You will be missed but I hope you will be back. I wish you much happiness and success.

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  19. Wherever you are listen this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPjc7dDThE
    You don't need to answer. Hugs!!

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  20. Everybody needs to take a break sometimes♥ Hope you feel better soon dear!

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  21. De-stress during your break will do you good! Get plenty of rest, sleep & enjoy quality time with your family! Much Love & Blessing Launna! Have a nice little break dear enjoy!! xx

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  22. wow,, very many activities in life, and sometimes it produces a feeling saturated, so do not know what else to do, try to exercise is a very good option, in addition to healthy, of course, also can make the feeling of being more calm,
    keep happy blogging always..greetings from Makassar, Indonesia :-)

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  23. I will miss you and your post! I wish you luck! x

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  24. Aah! I am going to miss you Launna! :-( But sometimes it
    is good to take a break! Take care Launna! Hope you are
    feeling better after the break :-)

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  25. Launna I will miss you, I wish you get new inspiration, emotions, strengths and a lot of luck! I believe you come back, to find yourself again in other world then virtual

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  26. Brilliant post - as usual! Bloggers like you deserve high praise!
    You do a great job! Thank you that I had the opportunity to meet you,
    the work you do is very important to me. Talk to you soon honey!




    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  27. Launna,

    I hope you have a good break and I will miss you! See you soon and I took a bit of a break too to spend more time with my son over the past week. Gotta have time for playing too! xoxo
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip


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  28. Love the 2nd quote dear :D

    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  29. will definitely miss you dear! Have a great day. :)



    I AM ALSO ON: Instagram @kennydaily, Bloglovin and Facebook (i follow back, just let me know your links)


    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  30. Enjoy your time away, Launna! I'm a huge fan of simplifying and decluttering, and I hope through that process you're able to achieve the clarity and ease that will allow you to sleep again.

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  31. I will definitely miss you Launna! But....everyone needs a break once in a while, and your health comes first :) Hope you enjoy your break and are able to sleep again :)

    MJ
    www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. You have such nice plans, Launna! Of course I'm gonna miss you , but I know you will get the most out of your time and I couldn't be happier for you :)
    Enjoy your break!!!!

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  33. Great for you to have a break. I haven't had one in ages, maybe I should schedule one too :) Do let me know when you come back!

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  34. Take your time to break. It sounds so good and necessary. I know what you mean. Sometimes is better to stop. I'll be here when you come back.
    kss a lot
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/black-mint-outfit.html

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  35. I will miss you, but I totally understand! Take good care of yourself and Valentina. I hope you can get this all figured out and get lots of rest. We all love and care about you. That means we want the best for you!!

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  36. really nice post dear. thanks for the visit and the sweet thoughts =) new post on my blog =)
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-slower-pace-featuring-oasap.html keep in touch =)hugs

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  37. Aww Launa!! You know we are all gonna miss you!! And im glad you were soo sweet to inform your readers about your break!! we would have been dead worried otherwise!!! <3 Do rejuvenate yourself and come back quickly!!! WE NEED YOU!! <3

    http://anshul90.com

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  38. Enjoy your time off sweetie!! We will miss you and will be waiting for your return! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Blog Post: [Inspiration] .You Are Not Alone In Your Walk.
    Previews Blog Post: [Personal Growth] .How To Succeed At Work.

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  39. Launna, You'd deserve a nice break, I'm glad you takes one. It's going to be a worth once. I will be miss your lovely comment on mine too. I'd do the same if I need one. Enjoy every bit of your breaking time Launna. I'll be here waiting for your return at anytime!:) oxoxox.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  40. I hope you take this break to figure out some stuff, and sort things out. Everyone needs a break from life and familiarity. and get out of the usual comforting zone. I will be waiting for your return!!

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  41. I hope you have a wonderful break, Launna. Your goals are admirable ones, and I hope this break will help you find balance and restore your sleep to you. Take care.

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  42. I don't know how you are functioning on such little sleep. I am in the process of eliminating caffeine from my diet. I am hoping that when I do I have a better quality of sleep. I get way more hours than you do but I don't feel like I sleep sound except for a few hours. Enjoy your break!

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  43. you have walked 12 miles? that's fabulous! i'm also glad to read that you want to change something. that's very healthy and it's the best choice, really. i must admit that i haven't slept very nice the past days, too. i also had some problems and that's also why i couldn't write you back earlier. but i guess it will all be gone when i have finally moved.

    cooking together with the ones you love is also a very nice way to become happier. and sports are always a good way to find harmony. i experienced that when i stopped smoking.

    take time for you, you deserve to be happy!

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  44. i'm also touched that my comments make you smile. that's so lovely to hear, thanks launna ... oh when i read about this woman you wrote about, this reminded me of a problem a good friend of mine had with one of her neighboors, also a jealous and insecure person who wanted to see other people suffer. don't think about such persons. i told my friend that she should also forget her. she's not worth it. it's good that you don't care what she says about you or thinks about you. because such people really don't deserve to stay in our lifes. i also had to endure such persons in my life. but i got rid of all of them. it's also very important for your own mental health.

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  45. i'm also happy that you liked my cake pops. yeah they are quite fun to make but it's such a mess making them XD but maybe because of this and because of the fact that they are really, really delicious they would be perfect for the birthday of your little girl! if you need a recipe, feel free to ask me <3

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  46. Wow! Go you! 12 miles! Pow! I think a break for you right now sounds wonderful. You're in a great mind space in regards to yearning for change and a closeness with your daughter so please take all the time you need. Most importantly I hope you can crack though that block that is keeping you restless at night. I will definitely miss your insight and inspiration over here but your well being and the relationship of those you hold dear are so much more important so I will refrain from sending a quick hello email as that would be precious time you could have spent simply chatting or joking with your daughter. When you do return, I really look forward to reading about how you went through this exciting undertaking. Oh, and good luck finding a new place!

    xxx
    Dancing in Black

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  47. You know Launna,
    just tell me one thing.

    Is anything worth disrupting things you love?

    I know what you're going through is breaking you apart, but whatever it is, it's not worth distancing you from what you love.

    Take care.
    I'm always here for you.
    xx

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  48. And if sleep it is,
    I wish you peace.

    Much love
    xx

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  49. Good for you! Sounds like you have a good plan in place, kiddo. Enjoy your break, and... here's to wishing you lots of refreshing sleep filled with sweet dreams.

    Happy weekend!

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  50. very nice! I feel very motivated by your post! nice quotes!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.s. would you like to follow each other?

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  51. Just checking in with you--hope you are getting some much needed rest!

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  52. Beautiful and inspirational as always!

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  53. Thank you so much for such a lovely dropped by last night Launna. I know, it hard isn't it? to stay away from online. Whenever my break is, I won't even look at my laptop :). I'd rather do something else that I've been missing while I spend too much of my free time for blogging. When I took my time off, I only read comment from my phone, so please do enjoy and working with your sleepless, give yourself for more an exercise so it might help you to get more sleep. I saying it because I had the same problem( sleepless) and I worked out a lot more and watch more comedy shows. that was help me, the pill didn't help me at all. thanks also for being wonderful Launna! oxox.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  54. I felt your absence, I'm glad you're coming to visit me today!
    Have a lovely day Launna!!!

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  55. beautiful Launna. Happy Monday. Have an amazing week.

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  56. Thank you so much for dropping by Launna, hope all is well with you. Missed your words of wisdom about life. Enjoy your break from blogging, just blog when you feel like it, its better like that take one step at a time. Also go out of the house and meet the people you love, do activities you enjoy, and don't have any regrets. Have a great day Launna!! :)

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  57. have a nice monday my dear
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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