Less Thinking, More Doing

Today’s realization: If I keep thinking about what to write about instead of just sitting down and writing, nothing is ever gonna get written.

I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to figure out what my next post ought to be about. I’ve been making an issue out of this because (1) I know for sure that I want to make some content changes around here to suit the stuff I have going on in my life right now, (2) I feel like I want to hide my archives, not all of it but most of it, and (3) I want to have my blog re-designed. This facelift is long overdue but I simply (still) cannot afford to do it right now. 

It’s gotten to a point where I’m stuck in a sort of analysis paralysis phase, and I know that the only way to get out of it is to write. Just write. I don’t think it matters much what I write about, as long as I do it. So here I am writing about writing. Or writing about not writing, is more like it. 

To be honest, a part of me also considered giving up and just closing this blog. Most days, I don’t feel like sharing anyway, even on social media. I’ve been enjoying the quietness of my life lately, and keeping things to myself has helped to maintain that wonderful quiet. I also haven’t had the time to write simply because I’ve chosen not to make time for it. There are so many other things I’d rather do instead, like read and binge-watch Netflix (I know, so bad!) Plus, there’s the never-ending list of chores and errands that (apparently haha) comes with being a stay at home mom. 

Given all of this, I realized that I needed to take a break from writing, and I’m glad that I did. That brief pause actually allowed me to miss it, a feeling that I hadn’t felt in a long time. Writing for a living tends to burn you out that way, I think. And sometimes you just need to take a step back. It’s not for forever, because that pull, that nagging desire to write eventually becomes too strong to ignore. Today I am answering that call with a post that I know is pretty pointless. But hey, it’s a start.

Don’t worry, I will be writing about things that make sense again soon. On my list, just so you know (and so I don’t forget because #tanders,) are:

  • Various musings, learnings and realizations about being a housewife and stay at home mom, 
  • Our attempts at decluttering, and generating less waste at home,
  • The rollercoaster ride that is tween parenting,
  • And the yummy new food I recently tried at Earth Origins. Sneak peek below! 

Writing soon, I promise, and I hope you’ll be there to read when I do. Hiatus, over!

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

9 thoughts on “Less Thinking, More Doing

  1. I super get you! I hardly get to blog anymore and that’s because I do already write for a living too. And like you said, it does cause burnout. I also don’t know how to get out of this funk. All I wanna do is play with my planner. Haha! That’s why I spend more time on my planner IG account than in my blog. Hope I get my writing mojo back soon. Hoping the same for you. 🙂

  2. I have issues keeping up with the blog these days. So many things are going on with school and kids. But I have to agree – more doing because top much thinking might lead to nowhere.

  3. I feel you Patty <3. I became a SAHM for 2 months, bago ako mag-resign ang daming naka-lista na aayusin at ioorganize ko sa bahay. And yet 2 mos. na di ko pa nauumpisahan haha. I love the quiet and simple days at home though 🙂

  4. I feel you Patty <3. I became a SAHM for 2 months, bago ako mag-resign ang daming naka-lista na aayusin at ioorganize ko sa bahay. And yet 2 mos. na di ko pa nauumpisahan haha.

  5. I feel you. 2 weeks ago I felt the same. Nagpahinga ako then I went back. Ngayon, I feel like parang I need some more time, and ya, may point ka sa decluttering. Naniniwala ako jan. Looks like kailangan ko yun. Abangan ko if mag popost ka about it.

    – jaimie

  6. I like to write and write and write and keep them on my drafts folder. When an idea pops up, I rummage through my drafts to find that one thing that kind of like continues what I have been thinking about previously 🙂

  7. Ramdam kita dito Pat. Ang dami ko minsan gusto isulat pero di ko alam paano uumpisahan until wala na akong natapos 🙁 Interested ako dyan sa topic ng decluttering ha. Tag me pag may post ka na.

  8. Hi there!
    I have been out of my blog for months too and I learned not to put a lot of pressure on myself because that’s the reason why I don’t write at all LOL

    What helped me was a spreadsheet of possible topics I want to write, then I go back to this sheet when I feel like I needed “inspiration”.

    1. Oh, I love the idea of a spreadsheet. I’ve been writing down possible topics randomly in a notebook, but then I’d forget about them. Maybe it’s time to (digitally) put everything together in a place where I ca easily find them. 😀

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