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 🙂

Back to the gym.

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

And you’re probably reading the headline and shaking your head at me. Going back to the gym is not rest. You are probably wondering if I have lost my mind. Not quite. Keep reading to understand what I am trying to say.

This week I went back to the gym and started focusing on working harder. I went and didn’t just cruise through but actually worked until I felt I could give no more. So the rest in between workouts this week was very sweet.

But I also found with that rest was responsibility. In order for my muscles to grow and to rid itself of the toxins I needed to eat well and drink water.

What I would like to remind you of is that rest is so sweet after you have worked hard and to rest well.

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 🙂

Rest is a good thing.

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

It’s amazing to me how a couple hours, days, weeks, whatever you have taken off can sharpen the mind. A change of scenery does the body and mind so good.

Recently I took a week off and was amazed how a little extra sleep and the smell of a forest with actual trees (I live in the desert where the color brown is perfected) can be a game changer.

This week, however, I am back to it and am planning a bunch to get ahead. I love how putting in the work and doing some much needed planning and preparation can ease my mind for the rest of the week.

So what do you do to sleep better at night? What’s your favorite get-away?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest with some good conversation.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Sometimes the best rest comes to taking some extra time to talk with someone and get to know them better.

If you want friends you have to make time to be one. I had the privilege recently of spending some time to get to know someone much better.

Don’t get so busy that there is no flexibility in your schedule to have friends. Without great people to surround you and make life full what is the point?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Working in the garden.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and re-charging. We talk a bunch about self care on this day, but have you ever thought that getting dirty might be what you need? Grab a few plants from the local nursery and get some dirt under those nails.

Recently I have read a few articles that talk about feeling disconnected or out of sync. One of the common suggestions is to either walk barefoot to ground yourself or to dig in a garden to connect with the earth.

So maybe what you need is to plant some roses and then take some time to smell them later.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Unpacking your mind too.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on rest and re-charging. We often talk about resting which in my mind means to get some extra sleep. While this is a good thing you also have to remember to unpack your mind. Your mental well-being is as important as your physical. Often your mental can be more important as it impacts your physical well-being also.

Unpacking your mind could mean you go to the gym, go for a walk, just stare at a wall and do nothing, meditate, yoga, yell, and much more. This list is left to your imagination. Pick whatever works for you so that you keep your sanity and well-being.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂