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Word of the Week – Restructure

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!


This week I have chosen the word Restructure

This week I have given into my incessant fatigue and decided to restructure my days. Normally I would work from around eight in the morning until four in the afternoon, taking a lunch break and other stops here and there to do house work and things. Now, I can’t seem to function after lunch time. At almost seven months pregnant, that is definitely no surprise, but I have found it a bit frustrating.

Instead of fighting the tiredness, I’m just going with it. My focus is great in the mornings still, so I crack on with my to do list. When my energy starts to dwindle, I close my laptop and move to somewhere more comfortable. Normally with a book, although based on the last few days where I have gone straight to nap time as soon as I get comfy, this is a bit optimistic. I already feel so much better for doing this!

I’ve also decided to restructure my blog writing a little. Or should I say, de-structure. Since I began writing I’ve followed quite a strict structure with my blog posts. I’ve done the same with my publishing schedule, sticking to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and it has been working for me…until now.

I spoke before about finding my writing style and taking more time to write about topics which reflect me and my life. I found that it was allowing me to approach topics far more naturally instead of creating content that I thought people would want to read.

Well I’m feeling another shift and think that it’s time to make another change. Keeping to a three-posts-a-week schedule has been overwhelming me and I’ve found myself struggling with serious block. With my small business growing, my diary has just been a bit overloaded. Add a baby to that come November and we can all see what’s going to happen!

Instead, I’m going to focus on one good post each week. I’ll focus more on the things I love and worry far less about what everyone else is doing. The little “readability” traffic light will no longer tell me how to write, sorry Yoast. I would also love to include more photographs in my posts, mostly so I can look back on the memories as I read them.

I may not continue to take part in word of the week every Friday, but I’ll certainly be following along with all of the wonderful bloggers I’ve come to know through this brilliant linky. Thank you so much for being such a welcoming group!

Emma x


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  1. I can only imagine how busy you are, trying to fit everything in, Emma! A while back I decided to stop posting every Monday, rain or shine, and have enjoyed that freedom of writing and posting when I want to! Two months to go, eh? Wow! #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It just seems so daft to stick to a routine that doesn’t actually help me. That’s the whole point of having one! Glad change has worked out well for you too Enda 🙂 #WotW

  2. I’m so happy that you will be joining in with Word of the Week still 🙂 You do need to restructure sometimes, you’ll find out for sure when baby comes along, although my honest advice would be not to look for any structure at all and go with the flow and enjoy. Resting more is necessary in the last trimester, as is lessening your workload. Oh, and I’ve long ignored that readability red light on Yoast. x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      That’s just it Anne, I’m sure everything will change entirely again come November and the best thing I can do for myself is relax and see what happens! Oh and I shall never turn down a restful nap, especially now the blanket season is upon us 😉 #WotW

  3. You are totally right to follow what your body is telling you. I think less posts and more photos is a good way to go. I used to publish every day in my first year of blogging. No idea why. Hope you have a lovely weekend. #wotw

  4. Ahh! You have to listen to your body. You’re growing a human, you’re bound to feel tired. It sounds like you have a good routine, a nap is always a good thing.
    Great idea about changing things when it comes to blogging. x

  5. Restructuring (or destructuring!) sounds like a good plan right now. Take it easy where you can and enjoy those afternoon naps while you still can. There’s a lot to be said for listening to your body and that inner voice and doing what you need to do. Being more flexible with your blogging schedule is a good idea too and I have to admit I tend to ignore that readability light too! Enjoy these last few weeks before your little one arrives xx #WotW

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