So this post is about how to be TOO busy and still do the creative things that make life worth living. :)
A. Learn to say no... I'm quite miserable at this! My motto that only works part of the time, "Just because I can does not mean I should!"
B. But also learn to say yes... sometimes it's important to stretch ourselves and do the hard thing. Adding my grandparents is hard but definitely not something to pass on... they are precious to our lives and definitely more important that 7 pm yoga.
1. WRITE everything down... whether you put it in a gadget to beep at you or write it on a calendar, it's your only tool to not completely lose your mind.
2. But also check what you wrote... you can have a million sticky notes or Abba's greatest hits jingling away on your phone (while it's dead, lost or off) and none of it will help if you don't check it everyday.
~ Schedule in personal time... without my creative time I get a little edgy (ask the sweet husband). I have not been able to do anything in the studio for about a week and well it shows.
* But also don't forget that it's not all about you... although I need the arts & crafts to feel good, it's not the center of everyone's world so I have to be sensitive to how things are going with the fam before I "sneak" off to lock myself away. I know I have been "self pickling" too much when my mother shows up at my glass door and tells me it's time to come join the family. ;)
As you can read... there is a tightrope to life although I believe it to be impossible to truly acquire balance I have to at least try!
Yea... I'm off to finish a new pattern, here is the sneak peak!
~ Gabrielle @ i.craft