Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 171 – Relax!


“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

Sydney J. Harris

Thanks, Spidey!



Did you know I haven’t posted for 4 DAYS!

That is a big thing for me.

I haven’t taken part in any creative challenges, blurted my thoughts out onto screen – NOTHING.

Because I realised that I had to stop, step back and relax up a little.

The quote above is so true.

I am at a crazy time in work, nearing the end of the year, writing reports, preparing for the new cohort who will join in September, Governor’s duties, fundraisers for my School Council and House Captains.

At home, the kids’ demands are increasing.

I need to start my rewrite of the novel. All feedback is in. It has been really good, and productive, but there is big work to be done.

So stepping back from the blog, writing at least, has been good, so far, and I think I need a bit more time away.

I have been physically exhausted, falling asleep way earlier than usual. I needed a break in some part of life, and since I can’t stop working, or being mum, this was where my opportunity came in.

Do you know what I have been doing in the time I’d usually be writing posts?

Mainly… NOTHING! Not even reading, because I fall asleep mid page.

But also being with my children more, and most recently, I have been binge-watching the series Black-ish. Hilarious! I can’t believe I have never watched this before! Nearly finished all 21 episodes of the first series… 3 more series to go!

Recognise when you need a break Peeps, and take it!

Happy Sunday!

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sincerelywandise
    Aug 23, 2018 @ 22:26:47

    Thanks, relaxing is something that is foreign to me but I’m working on it. Guilt free🙂

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  2. Random Repeat
    Aug 16, 2018 @ 06:05:58

    Reblogged this on .

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  3. Tina Schell
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 18:10:11

    Good advice! Thanks for participating

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Rae Longest
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 21:51:12

    I am proud of you. LOVE Blackish…

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  5. Lisa A.
    May 31, 2018 @ 17:44:35

    Hi Ritu! I took a month off because I didn’t know if I wanted to continue blogging. I wasn’t blogging as much this year. I want to keep going but I really needed that break. I am glad you don’t feel bad about it. I am now catching up on reading blogs.

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  6. Anna
    May 30, 2018 @ 18:28:35

    Good advice! Thank you. I have the same issue with taking breaks when I need them. So much other things to do…

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  7. Ritu
    May 29, 2018 @ 08:27:28


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  8. pranabaxom
    May 28, 2018 @ 14:34:00

    You had time for binge watching of black-ish but no belly dancing practice? Less than four years for the performance😊

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  9. Don Massenzio
    May 28, 2018 @ 13:52:09

    Recharging is good once in a while. I’m taking a family vacation to Italy next month and,though I’ll be gathering voluminous ideas for stories and blog posts, I will take a break over about two weeks. I’m looking forward to it.

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  10. pranabaxom
    May 28, 2018 @ 13:37:26

    By the way, this post did not show up in my reader, I got an email notification. The WordPress demon strikes again.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Tidbits
    May 28, 2018 @ 12:04:46

    black-ish is good. and it is good to slack sometimes 🙂

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  13. joey
    May 28, 2018 @ 00:35:16

    Blackish is highly entertaining, I agree.
    I’m sleepin well these days, too, hehe!
    I’m glad you’re focusing on your writing and your kids. We’ll be here when you wanna blog, like today! 🙂

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  14. posttragiclife
    May 27, 2018 @ 21:13:37

    I hope you are able to have a nice break!

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  15. Ritu
    May 27, 2018 @ 20:47:53

    Thank you. I’m trying!



  16. scr4pl80
    May 27, 2018 @ 15:59:15

    Ha-Ha I get a break when my “regular” bloggers take a break because I have less in my in-box to read. Hope you are enjoying your time.

    Liked by 1 person


  17. Erika Kind
    May 27, 2018 @ 13:03:30

    I am glad you can stick to your plan. We have to control our social media presence and not being controlled by it. I made that decision a while ago because it literally stressed me out. There is too much going on at times. I have not been on my blog either for two days… I simply don’t let me stress by it anymore. But instead, I take my time-outs again, like going for a walk, chilling in the sun, reading again… yay!! Life is hectic enough, we don’t need to force it too.

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  18. Lucy Mitchell
    May 27, 2018 @ 12:15:09

    I love this! You will feel so energised when you return.

    Liked by 1 person


  19. Colors of my life
    May 27, 2018 @ 10:12:54

    It’s good to take a small nap, rather like me, who has been sleeping in writing all along.

    Liked by 1 person


  20. robbiesinspiration
    May 27, 2018 @ 09:58:01

    I had noticed your hadn’t posted for a few days, Ritu. I understand what you mean by all feedback in and a lot of work to be done. It is well worth the effort though.

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  21. Eric Klingenberg
    May 27, 2018 @ 08:37:08

    I think I have the opposite problem – I take too many breaks!

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