Resting is not setting an alarm.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge.

As I sit here and type this I am reminded that today is my day of rest. Rest for me means getting some prep done in the kitchen (I like cooking), washing the towels, and knowing that the alarm was not set this morning.

I have worked all week to allow myself one day to not have to wake up to an alarm.

What is your allowance or reward for a job well done all week?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Preparation means better rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I don’t know about you but it’s hard to rest when there are piles on my desk. So before I can rest a little cleaning is in order. For me a good to do list and some calendar management goes a long way. I need to prepare to work to not have piles to rest.

What do you have to do to be able to fully rest?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sabbath Sunday

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  Today is my day to plan and go at a slightly slower pace.  Sometimes planning means cleaning out.  I was going through the freezer this morning and found some spaghetti sauce that needs to be used.  It looks like today is the day to cook some rigatoni with sauce, roasted garlic, and parmesan for supper.  I would encourage you to clean out, prepare, and plan every so often also.  This, at least for me, allows for a little bit of calm in a pretty chaotic household.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Feeling ready.

Lately I have been feeling that I am behind.  I am not prepared and just not ready.  Most of the time this is just a feeling but sometimes I am caught off guard.  With not being prepared comes anxiety, more cost, stress, and time to overcome a meltdown.  Have you ever felt like this?  Just overwhelmed?

So, how do you overcome the overwhelm?  If you google this there are so many articles that come up.  Some say write a to do list.  Others say take a bath.  Exercise.  Set a timer.

I say do what works for you.  And for me, it depends.  It depends on what I am working on.  It depends if I like the project.  It depends if I am already cranky.  It even depends on the time of day.

My solution is not to take a bath.  I know that.  I lay in the nice water trying to relax and all I can think about is that I am doing nothing to help myself.  My solution is usually to obsess over it for a bit, write a to do list to break it down into smaller chunks, and GET STARTED!  I will often set a timer or tell myself when I should be done.  I like a good race.  If you haven’t figured it out yet I’m a little competitive, even with myself.

The key here is to do whatever it takes to help yourself to get to that action step.  Action is what will help you to finish.

I am telling you this in hopes that you can finish earlier and be able to relax, truly relax.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

Resting?

Are you resting today?  Getting ready for the week?  I did my preparation for the week yesterday so I am in the craft room today. 🙂

If there is interesting or fun events going on please comment so maybe all of us can go.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂