Family holiday is the perfect excuse for a blogging break

Since I started my blog last June 2015, I blog almost everyday… blogging break has never came to mind as I enjoyed every single bit of it.  Although at times that I’m not physically into it but mentally, my brain is constantly working on it.   Blogging is just ridiculously addictive so to speak.   Good thing about it, it keeps my brain productively occupied even when I’m asleep as it enters into my subconscious mind too.  That’s how blogging conquered my world.  I know how absurdly crazy it is being too engrossed with it and thus I’m avoiding it to become a burden rather than a hobby and an indulgence as it should be.   However, I felt my blog recently was kind of stale and worsened when I suddenly caught up in the midst of a writer’s block.  Yes, a blogging break is all I need to freshen things up and be back on track I guess.

“Sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need.”

January is a month starting a new year, while at home, it’s also a month with two celebrations in line.  My husband’s birthday and our 8th year wedding anniversary.   I always dread to think of the cost of presents to buy at this time because Christmas won’t fail to make me skint.   But hey! everything is not about the cost, it’s how you celebrate it that matters shall we say.   It’s my husband’s 40th, so celebration should be made extraordinarily special.  Hence, a family holiday was booked, the best  gift you can give to a travel addict.  I must admit I didn’t pay the entire holiday costs though, needed much financial help from him but he’s fine with it.  So that makes everyone happy.

Talking about the need to have a blogging break… is this not so much of a coincidence?  I think it’s safe to say that having family holiday is just a perfect excuse for a blogging break.  Oh! not just a break from blogging, but the best time to disconnect from the internet world.  No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram…where social media is literally been put aside.  The limited to zero internet access where we were did it all for me.   I won’t say I totally love it as I’m starting having withdrawal symptoms after 10 days but I made the most of being off the web.

“Time with Family is Time well spent.”

I love this silly photo taken during our holiday as it showed the fun we had together.

Off we went for a family holiday for 2 weeks in Florida.  We spent good quality time together, where my focus is solely my family and nobody else.  We spent days exploring different places, learning their culture and tasting their food.   We spoiled ourselves with the beautiful beaches under the bright blue sky and the warmth of the sun.  Watching my two kids happily playing in the sand like it didn’t exist in the UK was a satisfaction.  Family bonding moment  like this is priceless and precious where the beautiful memories remains forever.

Now we’re back to the real world after two weeks of well-deserved holiday.  It also means we’re back to the normal routine again and back to blogging too.

When was the last time you had a blogging break?

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58 thoughts on “Family holiday is the perfect excuse for a blogging break

  • I had a lovely bloggy break over Christmas and it really helped me reassess the blog and its place in my life. All good, but I’m a little less obsessed with it which is definitely a good thing! X MMT #bestandworst

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s funny you said that, coz now that I’m back from holiday… I’m not as obsessed with it as I used to, I would like to think it’s a good thing though. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • I hope you had a lovely holiday! It was great timing if you needed a break. I’m having a mini blogging break at the moment, just posting a few things that I would like to rather than sticking to the strict schedule I’ve been following for months and months. Hopefully it will give me chance to think up some fresh content as I had gone from being full of ideas to having writers block too!

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think having a blogging break is advisable for us once in a while… I’m also on mini blogging break, if that’s how you call it, just posting few things rather than being pressured sticking to schedule. Thank you!

  • Sounds like you had a fab time. I’m relatively new to blogging (feel free to check out my blog, would love to know what you think) but I can see how easy it is to become addicted! What a great picture too – you are so right, memories of those happy moments are gifts to treasure forever 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you for dropping by and for your lovely comment! Have visited your blog too and it’s always to nice reading new blogs from time to time!

  • Aww love a family break away from my mobile phone! Newby to blogging though so no break for a while now! Lovely post x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Have visited your blog and I’ve read a lot of good read in it… I enjoyed reading it. Wishing you luck for more years of blogging!

  • Blogging is addictive isn’t it! Happy anniversary for this week, I hope you enjoyed your break! Lovely to see you linking up again and thanks! #bestandworst x

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s ridiculously addictive so a blogging break is advisable once in a while I think as it gives our brain a little break too. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • I just had a blogging break too with some holiday inbetween. It good for the soul and the creative brain alike. Im glad you had a god one! #fabfridaypost

    • ReimerandRuby

      Oh definitely! a little break is good for the soul and creative brain. What a perfect excuse to have a blogging break is to have a holiday, isn’t it?

  • It sounds like you had a lovely holiday. I started my blog in March last year and towards the later part of the year I scaled my posts down due to not feeling very well while I was pregnant. I really only posted once or twice a week as thats all I had time for. I was working full time with horrible morning sickness. For the past month I have felt much better and as I started my maternity leave I really got back into blogging. Now I am a week overdue and winding things down to prepare for my baby who could be here at any time!. xx


    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s sometimes difficult to juggle on things like blogging and work. I work too and have two kids, so my time of blogging is only at night after the kids are prepared for bedtime. I’m also winding things down too as I’m struggling catching up. Anyway, Good luck on your baby!

  • Family time is definitely a great excuse to break from blogging. I too took a little time over the holidays! Thanks for linking up with the #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s great to have a break from blogging… actually, I’m still having a mini break, winding down things as I’m really struggling. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments!

  • Hi Cheryl, without a break ever now and again I’m sure that bloggers brains would explode. It must have been nice for you to take a step back. I know that when I’ve taken a break I come back feeling fresh and bright, the only downside I get from taking a blogging break is I feel a bit rusty when I start up again.

    It is safe to say that you aren’t alone when it comes to eating, drinking, sleeping blogging. I took a two week break at Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it. Family time is precious too.


    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s so true, after the break, I feel a bit rusty and feeling lazy too… struggling to catch up on things but I’m slowly getting there. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • That’s a long time to go without a break! you definitely deserved one, and it’s great to spend some quality time with the family 🙂 Thanks for Linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you back next sunday 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes I know, I think that’s how blogging addiction done to me, lol Thanks!

  • Glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed your blogging break! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  • Glad you had a fab holiday. I’ve had several blogging breaks over the years, some of them quite protracted, and not all of my own free will! #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thanks! I think we all need some little breaks once in a while… although even being back, I’m still feeling lazy… so I’m just winding things down a bit at the moment.

  • I had a little break while away in Canada – I still wrote but stayed off the social media which I find eats up the time the most. We have a weekend away soon for Valentines Day and I will definitely be off of the social media then as well!! Sounds like you had a great time lovely to spend time as a family. Thank you so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you! Yes I totally agree, interacting at social media is the most time consuming, writing seems fine. Yes we did have good family time together and it was great not having to think of social media and blog for a wee while.

  • I had a bit of a break over christmas but not from social media just from posting on the blog. It’s good to have a break every now and again isn’t it! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thanks! I had a little break around Christmas too although once in a while I still checked my social media and blog but being totally off the web is much better.

  • Hope you had a fabulous time and a well deserved rest! Much as I love blogging, sometimes it’s good to take a break. Looking forward to photos 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thanks! I totally agree, as much I love blogging too but having a break from it makes a difference…

  • Sounds like a fab holiday & I hope all your February celebrations are just as wonderful. Sometimes the only things to do is to take a blogging break when you’re feeling uninspired, otherwise it becomes a chore. And let’s face it, we only do it because we love it right? 🙂 #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      The celebrations were great, my husband loved it being away on his 40th. I do agree, I love blogging but having a break is needed when it becomes a chore. Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • I love that picture it’s gorgeous!I took some time out over Xmas,to be honest I was a bit fed up and struggled for ideas but thank goodness I seem to have got back into it x #kcacols

    • ReimerandRuby

      Actually, I’m still struggling with ideas even after the blogging break… Hopefully, I get back the right motivation soon. Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • I really enjoyed my christmas blogging break, and I think it is a really good thing to do. I am debating whether to have another week or two off during the summer, my feeling being that other bloggers will be busy with real life family stuff at that time as well.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #happydiaries

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s the only good thing about being a blogger, we can have holiday whenever we want, we don’t need to apply for approval for it, lol. I’m like having a mini break at the moment, have not been following a strict schedule. Thanks for dropping by Tracy!

  • Blogging is so addictive! When we were in Tasmania we stayed at this amazing country home where we had no internet access and no phones worked. It was so refreshing, but we only had a couple of days there. It made me feel really good. I love your family photograph you should frame it! #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      I started having withdrawal symptoms after a few days of no internet, it’s ridiculously crazy! But it was nice to focus on family instead. Thank you for your lovely comment! I love that photo too, reminds us of our fun days together.

  • This is so refreshing to read. I think it is a positive approach to “Time with family is Time well spent” as you don’t seem to be bothered by the internet-less syndrome. I on the other hand needs internet – I don’t think I can live without it! Haha Sound like you have had a wonderful time with family here and your other half in Florida. Love to read all about it soon! Thank you for linking up with #FabFridayPost xx p.s. I love your photo with your lovely family. <3

    • ReimerandRuby

      Trust me it was difficult having no internet but I see it in a positive way, perfect time solely for family without having to think about the anything else. It was nice but I miss blogging though,lol. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Wow I bet you had a lovely holiday in Florida! I had a blogging break a few months ago as I was moving house and was so busy decorating and sorting everything out I didn’t even want to blog, but I was happy to start again. I only blog about twice a week anyway though, it’s just a little hobby! You have beautiful children! 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      How I wish I can control myself and only blog twice a week…. I would really love that, I’m just struggling to control myself to have a peak at my blog every single day. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • Aw it sounds like you had a lovely holiday 🙂 A blog break can be a good thing, I know what you mean about it being addictive though! As for idea, when I’m stuck I get a notebook and brainstorm just writing everything that pops in to my head and if I still have no ideas I go for a day out I can write about or write a list of list posts I can do such as ‘Ten things I love about….’ ‘5 of my favourite…’ etc you might be surprised how many you can think of. Good luck lovely I’ve sure you’ll get your blogging head back on if you haven’t yet.

    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you Stevie for that lovely suggestions, I will take that on board because it’s such a good idea.

  • Good to hear that you had a blog break and nice family holiday! It is important to have a blog break and not feel guilty or have withdrawal symptoms! I had a two week break and it was indeed lovely to just be with family. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think we all need a little break from blogging and just have family time alone is just lovely. Thank you!

  • Sometimes even if you love doing something you need a break. Hope you had a lovely holiday. I had a break over Christmas and it was very refreshing. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      We did have a lovely holiday and not thinking about the blog is such a bonus. Family time alone was just amazing. Thank you!

  • It’s nice to have a break from the ‘blogging world’ isn’t it. I think I can say I had a blog-free-day when it was partner birthday Wednesday. The last time I had a full few days off was just after Christmas I think! Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      Sometimes a little break every now and then is all we need to freshen up, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by!

  • Wow, sounds like a lovely holiday! I think the idea of no internet would be a bit scary at first, but great to have a complete break from everything! I’ve had a blogging break recently due to feeling awful from early pregnancy rubbishness, but now I’m feeling better I’m starting to get back into blogging. I wouldn’t say I particularly enjoyed the break because I felt so poorly, but at least it’s all for a good reason! #LovelyThings

    • ReimerandRuby

      I understand if you’re poorly, you don’t have the motivation to do something… Yes, no internet was worrying at first but I’ve seen it as a good thing as I’ve focused more solely on my family. Thanks for dropping!

  • James stevenson

    why is your girl upside down ?

  • What an absolutely lovely family photo. I had a bit of a blogging break at Christmas and it really was much needed – when we go away I plan to have a break too. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think when you’re away and not having to think of blogging is just amazing. Having a break while on holiday is all worth it. Thank you!

  • So so true and I have been thinking this very same thing recently. It’s good to take time for family especially while they are small as they grow up so fast. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      Sometimes work and blogging can take up all our time that we even forget we have kids to spend time with before they grow and won’t need us anymore. A break with family is all we need once in a while. Thank you!

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