I was sorting through my blog categories the other day. When I got to the travel section, I realised I haven’t actually published that many posts about travelling in New Zealand.
When I wrote this post about quitting my job, a few people got in touch to say they wanted to see what I got up to.
As a blogger and freelancer, I kind of rely on other people to support me. I’m pretty happy to say that, from day one, I feel like I’ve been pretty supportive of other bloggers.
Recently, I’ve really felt the need to pay it forward even more. I’ve been thinking of different ways that others’ might appreciate my support.
Vix Meldrew tweeted a little thread the other day about the lack of real engagement and community going on with bloggers at the moment and I completely agreed.
Think about what bloggers and freelancers, in general, are looking for. Views and followers, yes. Sponsorship and exposure, maybe. Genuine interaction, engagement, interest in their content, definitely.
So, with that in mind, here are some ways in which I think we could all support each other more.
Before I came travelling, I had a pretty good routine when it comes to exercise. I was at the gym for about an hour every week day, just after breakfast, and I was doing really well.
Life is quite unpredictable when travelling, so it makes exercise quite difficult. For someone who was a fairly habitual gym-dweller, not having access to a gym meant that I pretty much just stopped doing intentional exercise.
On most days, I was walking a ton but, now that we’re kind of settled in one place, that’s stopped too.
I know that exercising has a positive effect on my mental and physical health. I shouldn’t have been surprised that I noticed changes in those areas when I stopped exercising.
So, for people wondering if it really makes that much difference if you skip the workout for a few weeks, here’s what happens to you when you stop exercising.