I have this terrible tendency to over load my week. Instead of having one place to visit down the street - I have five. Instead of just dancing on Fridays, we also visit my nan, and do some grocery shopping.
Some may say this is good time management. I think it may be craziness.
And as we approach the end of the year, there is so much more happening in our life, with dance concerts, end of school year activities, work parties, etc. I just can't add anything else.
In the past, I have. I do crazy stuff, like decide to make hand made gifts for people. Or decide that we need to have a Christmas party.
Last week, I threw my back out again. One minute I was picking the girls up from school and the next I was laying on the couch with my heat pack.
I have decided that this is obviously the universe (and my body's) way to ensure I slow down. And as much as I would much rather it find a different way to tell me I listened.
So this weeks Friday Art, was my way of slowing down and taking stock. A couple of hours playing, smooshing, spraying + pasting. A couple of hours
After creating this page, I culled a few of my activities this month.
And instead of feeling disappointed, or upset, or like I had failed. I felt free. And light.
It was the right thing to do.
So I wanted to remind you all that you don't have to cram everything in over the next few weeks, that taking an hour or two for yourself is a necessary part of self care.
And I think if you can't give yourself that, a cup of coffee by yourself for five minutes can do wonders.
How would you spend an hour or two to recharge this festive season? I would love it if you shared with us.
Have a great weekend + don't forget that for the entire weekend, there is 30% off in the LilliBean Designs store.