Don’t go over the full charge.

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

Do you ever feel like you have been challenged to focus on yourself so much that you feel over saturated or full? Do you feel antsy to get back out there? I do sometimes. So I will tell you what I will tell myself…get out there and go for it!

We are much like a battery in the sense that we have to be careful to not stay plugged in after we reach 100%. There is balance in everything.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to change your habits for good.

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

Do you rest or do you collapse because you need the time off and haven’t allowed yourself a minute to recoup? Instead, try this.

Notice that you need a break.

Create a minute to recover or do something different from your routine.

Discover new things to do to expand your mind and maybe your body.

I have recently started reading more and exploring new music. What about you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Defining rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging for the week!

Did you know that rest is defined by the Free Dictionary as “a period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep”? In essence it’s a period of doing nothing so you can recharge and do other things more efficiently later. So what are you not thinking about or putting off because you are not ready to conquer it?

Putting something off to gear up and prepare to do something is not the same as procrastination. Procrastination is when you do something else to avoid the situation all together. There is a fine line between procrastinating and resting.

To me the difference is in your motive. Are you avoiding or simply not doing it?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Train by resting.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge so you are ready for the week.

Have you ever had a personal trainer? Have you been involved in sports? When I played tennis in high school and college my coach would say to be very intentional with your rest. “You need to work extremely hard to earn your rest.” Also, “be sure to truly rest”.

My point is this…when you rest, rest. When you work, work. There is nothing worse than having a minute off and it not being peaceful. Instead of relaxing you are thinking of everything you didn’t get done or that you should be doing.

Instead, be present. When resting, truly rest. When working, truly work. Train your mind to be at peace by training to be at rest or at work.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest by hiding.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging for the week ahead.

Do you know that sometimes the best way to truly rest is to hide? Yes, hide!

With all of the political unrest, schools being held virtually, and half of the businesses still closed sometimes the best way to find peace is to stick your head in the sand. In order to survive this time of turmoil you might need to breathe and hide in your blanket fort for a bit.

My fort is big enough to make cards and have sparkly pretty things. If you need me I will be in my craft room finding peace.

How do you find rest? What do you shut out? Where do you go to bring everything back into perspective?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Just a simple list.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.

I found this quote or list that spoke to me.

I am not saying to never push through and get things done. What I am saying is to know when to push and when to listen to that still small voice and truly rest.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Learning how long to rest.

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

I came across this chart when looking for a new workout the other day.

For me there were a couple of things that stood out. One, make sure to rest not only at the end of a challenge or workout but also in the middle. Two, if you work harder then you need to rest longer. Three, as you get in better shape then your rest can be shortened. So keeping your rest and work in balance means you can do more with less strain and stress.

This is so true in life too. I know when I first started as a demonstrator a class once a quarter would stress me out. Now I can do several in a month with very little added stress. It’s all in what muscles you work, rest, and stretch.

What are you working on right now?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Finding true rest.

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

I have to ask how are you feeling? Are you rested? When you wake up do you feel ready to go or are you still dragging? Rest may not be what you need.

It might be that you need peace. Maybe your mind can’t stop so your sleep isn’t restful. Maybe you are still upset about something that happened a while ago. Maybe you are out of your comfort zone since this whole year has been just that.

I’ve done a little research on how to find inner peace. Here’s a few of my favorites.

  1. Learn to accept whatever happened and move forward.
  2. Set your own limits and boundaries. (Learn to say no and be okay with it.)
  3. Decide who you want to surround yourself with.
  4. Find the time to focus on what you want. This can be done by time blocking, journaling, setting goals, etc.
  5. Remove clutter. A simple clean out can help you to begin to breathe again.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Finish the day.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to focus on getting rest and recharging.

The day is filled with work, supervising college lessons if needed, tech support, cooking, cleaning, and more. I have found that I am able to rest (and in turn recharge) by simply finishing the day before. When I procrastinate and don’t productively finish my day I am not able to sleep as well. This brings disruption to the next day and sometimes even the next.

So I would encourage you to work hard so you can rest well.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

There is rest in motion.

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

Sometimes when I sleep in too long I have trouble getting to sleep at night. So when that extra sleep comes I make sure to also move during the day so I can expel enough energy to need sleep.

Sometimes this looks like taking the dog for a stroll or doing a HITT workout slowly. It might mean yoga or simply stretching a bunch.

One thing is for certain that I make sure to move. Then I am not stiff from sitting too long. Also don’t do too much as to be sore and not able to sleep as well. There is a balance to everything. I would encourage you to move a little to get those jitters out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂