I’m having some proper alone-time (nine days in total) while my man is at his parents’ in the West Country. That means plenty of time to create but I’m also making sure that I relax as much as possible. It’s been really tough moving house at the same time as I’m preparing to start selling my handmade goods again. On top of that, other arduous situations appeared seemingly out of nowhere as well.
I’m very well aware of my tendencies to stress myself out and push myself too hard. When I do this I also forget to have fun and to do things just for myself, so here are the things that I’m focusing on at the moment to get myself back on track.○ Employ the Pomodoro technique and see if it works for me.
○ Organise and decorate my creative workspace.
○ Express gratitude and savour the good things.
○ Grab a book, light some tea lights and take a bubble bath.
○ Sort the last pieces of furniture out and unpack the last boxes.
○ Take my multivitamins every morning.
○ Eat whole foods and not the super salty food that I’m currently craving.
○ Go for a walk every day.
○ Ask for help when I’m struggling.
○ Go out with my man for art, cinema, comedy, dinner or tea and cake.
○ Reward myself when I’ve done something demanding.
○ Bring a book to the café down the road and have a big cup of hot chocolate.
○ Keep in touch with friends and make time to see them.
○ Have a good laugh every day.
○ Keep track of my achievements.
○ Take the weekends off and don’t do anything that’s boring or difficult.
○ Write things down so I don’t have to worry about forgetting them.
○ Make sure that I get enough sleep.
○ Frequently have unplugged days when I don’t have to be productive.
○ Listen to music every day.
○ Take a break from whatever I’m doing when it’s making me feel horrifically frustrated.
○ Make popcorn and watch my favourite 60s films in bed.
○ Only do what’s absolutely essential and plan my daily to-do lists better.
How about you? What do you do to get back on track?