So I am planning on making 2019 a very productive year. I plan on writing and publishing more than I did last year. I want to create more art and to exhibit and sell, which will include setting up a new etsy store. I am starting up a new YouTube channel for fun and perhaps another avenue to market my work. All of this plus working my day job and having a life. Needless to say I have been pretty busy already this year, but I am also doing something that seems counter productive to being super productive, I am taking time for myself and for some self care.
Now I am the first to admit that it is hard for me to take time for myself to rest and take care of body. But I am learning that I have to take better care of myself in order to be as productive as I want to be. I also have health issues that make taking care of myself a priority. So what am I doing for self care? I am taking time to exercise most days, though I am starting with smaller workouts and slowly growing them. I am taking the time to cook nutritious meal at home, rather than grabbing take out or using premade foods. I am trying to meditate and journal most days of the week. I am taking time to color for fun. And I am making reading a priority. Reading just relaxes and is one of the things that I enjoy most in life. Yes that means a lot of time that I could be writing is spent doing other things, but it also means that I feel better when I sit down to write and the words are flowing better.
Life is a balancing act and I am always learning the balance that works best for me.
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