Rest is just a pause.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest or re-charge.

Don’t be afraid to rest. It’s not quitting but it is necessary.

In music a rest allows you to turn the page or another instrument to be featured. It is necessary for the music to change and to keep the audience interested.

In life it is necessary to rest so muscles can heal after a workout. That way you can come back stronger and able to do more.

I hope you are getting the picture…don’t be afraid to rest. Now I am off of here to go put my feet up.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is different to everyone.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and re-charge.

I am amazed at how many different ways there are to rest. Some need to have a fun activity to do, some nap, watch a movie…the possibilities are endless.

For today my rest will be at the shopping mall. This is not my version but when school starts and a few things are needed it is down the hill we go.

What are you doing today on this long weekend to re-charge?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Please remember that I am closed tomorrow for the holiday.

Rest allows you to dream.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and re-charge. By allowing your body and mind to rest your thoughts are more free. This will allow you to dream.

I know when I am able to clear my head then things become more defined. I am able to focus on my priorities and maybe even figure out new ones.

I know when Joel (hubby) had gotten sick and I was forced to take a couple of weeks off from the finance business it became clear that we were not supposed to be there any longer. When you are stuck in the daily grind your focus often gets obscured. Make sure to not get so ingrained in the daily routine that you can’t see what life should look like.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to get back control.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and re-charge. I don’t know about you but I need this day. I need a day to focus on me. Just one though.

Today I found a video that I really like that talks about being busy versus productive. And when you find yourself getting busy how to change it to being productive. It’s all about slowing down and consolidating things. Believe it or not, it’s about doing less instead of more.

Here’s the link so give a listen…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHESo0tomIg.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting at the cinema.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to get some rest, break from the routine, and just have some fun.

So for today I slept in, will actually cook some breakfast (and not just grab something), and then head off to the movies tonight to escape for just a bit. I believe Spiderman is on the screen tonight. I think my favorite movie of all time is the Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, or the Wizard of Oz. What’s yours?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Re-focus by looking at nothing.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting or re-charging. Have you ever googled the word rest? Many of the images that come up are out in the country or in a hammock. The one thing in common is that everyone is staring into open space.

Rest is often a reset. Change your surroundings and allow yourself to escape the overwhelm. Go for a walk. Dip your toes in the ocean. Take a minute and re-group.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by breaking up the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to break up your routine, get some rest, or get re-charged. I don’t know what I am up to today. Joel asked me to block the day so we could have some fun. So I will be breaking out of my routine doing who knows what. Do you have someone spontaneous and surprising that helps you break out of your routine?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you resting?

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you resting? I know there is a time change and everything else. Believe me. I know. I have the piles on my desk to prove it. But sometimes you need to walk away and take a breath. You need to do something different to reset your mind.

How do you break up your routine so the little daily things don’t drive you crazy? What is your version of a breath of fresh air?

Mine is a clean craft studio and not as many piles. So I will wake up with no alarms (yes, it is plural) and ease in to my day. And then I will clean, pick up, and get things done. Here’s to a slower day.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Breaking from the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Is it possible to break out of the routine? Are you able to slow down enough to rest? For me this is a much needed break. I run about a hundred miles an hour all the time so for me it is a must to force myself to slow down.

So how do you slow down? Do you just automatically do it? Do you have a certain meal you fix? Or do you just run until you have to take a break?

Here’s to getting out of the rut and looking at things from a different perspective.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by driving.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I know most of you are confused by the headline. I am too. I know driving is not resting, but it’s important. So, as long as the weather holds out, I will be driving for the grand opening of a good friend’s first salon and boutique. Sometimes it’s not practical, but if it is that important you do it. So, I am most likely on the road today.

What are you doing to break up your routine? Are you doing anything special on this holiday weekend?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂