I’ve been working on building an online community that inspires me to take action and mold my ideal life, and I’m hoping that it will inspire others to do the same. I want it to be a community that enables people to pursue and achieve their goals and passions.
I’ve been on overdrive on getting it finished so I can launch it to the public. I’m in love with it. It makes me so happy, and I get so excited, and I’m working on myself in the process.
But yesterday, I started to feel like I was spending too much time in front of my computer, and not enough time outside, or enough time doing something that wasn’t thinking about my online community.
These past two days I started to feel unbalanced. I need to give myself space from my computer work, and I need to give myself time to help bring balance into my life, so I won’t burn myself out.
How can I live my life if I’m infront of my computer for the majority of my day? I can’t. I’m glad I got burnt out because it was a reminder that I needed to slow down, take a step back, and live the purpose of the online community I’m building, which for me is to live life happily. I can’t live life happily in front of my computer 24/7.
Last night, I went out to dinner for my brother’s birthday. In the beginning, my head was spinning with my online community, but I let those thoughts go and I had an amazingly fun night.
We went to dinner at a brewery, then went out to 3 different bar/clubs afterwards, and I had a blast just being out, away from my computer, away from my work, away from technology, and with family, friends, and cool new people I met that night.
I need to remind myself about balance. Too much of one thing, although it may be something awesome, can turn into a bad thing. If I’m only doing one thing, I’ll be isolating other important areas in my life, or other things that I need.
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.