Hey guys, so today I’m talking about fatigue, mostly bookish related, but, it can apply to everything, especially in these times.
I know last time I talked about cutting down on blog tours but this is about that and reading slumps, and review slumps, and bookstagram slumps. Seriously, Idk about you all but I feel either burnt out or like I could conquer the world, there’s been no in-between for me.
Reading slumps for me haven’t been too bad, but, I know this is a time for slumps for a lot of people.
I’m here to tell you, don’t feel bad, my longest slump lasted YEARS. That’s right, plural! I was too overtired from schoolwork, raising a kid, and more, but you know what, the slump started before being a single mom, I literally could not be bothered to read, even if I had the time. And that’s okay.
So if you’re going through a slump, you’re not alone and though it’s hard not to feel guilty, it’s not your fault, this isn’t something to be blamed for.
I may not have a reading slump going but it is a real effort for me to write reviews and I’ve been slacking, so many GR reviews just say ‘RTC’ until I can be bothered to get to them and holy crap, Instagram, I just stare for hours wondering why I don’t plan ahead lol.
My house is a mess, I’m a mess, and my shelves are DEFINITELY a mess, like a mess that is not even hot it is that messy.
With everything going on, it just feels too much, and I’ve been drinking copious amounts of coffee to deal with it.
Part of me didn’t want to post today, the other part wanted to do a review, the other part said ‘screw it you were planning this, it takes less thought than to do a review on the fly.’
2020 has been a shit show as far as pandemics go! We’ve had our attention brought to some serious issues and for that I’m grateful, but, overall, I just wanna be Rip Van Winkle and take a 100-year nap.
Take a hiatus, binge TV, play videogames or whatever else, don’t worry, the books will be around if you’re feeling burnt out, they’ll wait, you’re more important.
So, are you fatigued? Is it bookish related? Work? Mental health? Just generally fatigued? I’m here if you need to talk, and you’re more than welcome to use my contact page if you want to reach out but don’t want to do it comments.
Now, I’m off to pretend I’m going to do something productive. [Hint: It’s eating crisps, that’s the thing]