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 🙂

Simplify to rest.

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

I was plugging my phone in the other day and it hit me. In order to get back up to full capacity you have to plug in. You have to find what is important and go back to it.

For me it is remembering my priorities and making sure that they are written in to my calendar at least once a week. Take the time to block off your priority so you have time. Otherwise everything will always take precedence and there will be no time to fill your own cup. Life will become scattered and frenzied.

So take some time with what is important. Don’t feel guilty about saying no because for someone else that is a yes. That someone else might be yourself and that is needed.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s a day to dream.

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

Do you take time to dream? Do you let your mind wander?

I found this quote while searching for what to write about.

For me I have to take time to get out of the daily routine and make time to dream. This allows my mind to be free and my body to have some rest. It also tells me if I am doing the right thing and am in the right place.

Do you take time to look at what you’re doing? Do you evaluate if you are in the right place?

So for today I will be in the studio creating. Where will you be?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rrrrreeeeeessssssttttt!!!

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

I don’t know about you but my body knows when it is Sunday. Every part of me just says couch please. I am so glad I have a day that my body knows is off. Before blocking a day off my body would crash right in the middle of big projects or more.

So what do you do to rest? Do you have time blocked off to do fun things, sleep in, eat a big breakfast???

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest right here.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and recharge. I am finding that when I set time aside and make deadlines to work, play, rest, or whatever everything else falls into place. I am more focused and less distracted.

How does it work for you? Do you do better with plans or do you just fly by the seat of your pants?

So, until I learn something else, I will set deadlines and keep learning when to rest and when to work.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Twitching when you rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging for the week. Does this mean doing laundry, stocking up on groceries, or simply watching a movie and not doing much of anything? Well, whatever it means I hope it is restful.

I know for me sometimes I tend to twitch when I rest. It seems sometimes I forget that it is okay to rest. Or if I have had a tough week I simply don’t feel it is deserved. Well, how else do you get your head back in the game?

So, as I write this, I am reminded that it is okay to twitch a little as you rest. Just remember to rest.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Enjoying a quiet home.

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

After a weekend that everyone in my family was gone or busy with craft classes, funerals, or homework it is so nice to sit and enjoy just being home. As I type this my home is quiet which is a bit of an anomaly itself. I can think and sip my tea as I watch the sun move and the day begins. It is so peaceful.

What brings you peace so you can recharge?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting things back in order.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and recharge. For those of us with school-aged children or that teach today is the last day of the winter break. So I don’t know about you but I am getting things back in order to get up before the sun again.

It seems easy to set the alarm before the sun comes up until you actually have to get out of that warm bed before the sun warms the earth. So do you have a trick to get your mind and body going at the same speed? I have been using Mel Robbins’ Mindset Reset for almost a year now. If I am having self-doubt I change my mind by saying “5-4-3-2-1” and launching myself like a rocket out of the bed. It’s almost become a game to see if I stick my dismount.

For today I will be not doing my normal Sunday, but instead doing some last minute preparation to make sure my daughter is ready for school, homework and all. Wish me luck.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A clean kitchen.

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

So yesterday I went through and rolled enchiladas, cooked turkey noodle soup, and a few other dishes with the leftovers from Christmas dinner. I kept up fairly well with all the dishes but the counters hadn’t been wiped down. As I sat down to eat dinner last night it slipped my mind to clean up. Thankfully, I woke up this morning to everything wiped down and ready to go.

I don’t know about you but I can rest so much better when everything is finished, done, and clean. What do you need to do today to be able to truly rest?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

My feet are up!

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

For me this has been quite a week. Wrapping presents, preparing for the open house, baking, concerts, teaching, and more. So for today I am putting my feet up.

How do you rest when you know you have finished a hectic week well?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂