Hello on a Thursday!
Monday felt like a completely different world when I began this week.
I felt the heaviness of many things. Things I needed to do and projects I wanted to complete for the week. The more awful part was the awareness that I had no joy or energy to do any of them.
Aside from the work projects I wanted to accomplish, it was also the week where I felt compelled to vacuum the carpet upstairs. It wasn’t one of those light cleans. It involved moving furniture in a massive way. Something I have hardly any strength or energy for.
No pep talk was enough to get me moving toward that direction.
So what did I do?
I decided to create something. Over the years, I have found creating something new or different an extremely satisfying way to promote my mental wellness and bring simple joy into my life.
Using a 5.5 x 5.5 inch sticker, I made my own Emotions Wheel poster board using one of the Emotions Wheel stickers created here.
Nothing fancy but it got my hands working and my creative juice flowing.
What about you?
How do you typically go about taking care of your business as well as practice self-care?
WHO (World Health Organization) defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “No adulting today.”
It is okay to take time off.
But there is still work that needs to be done and completed.
For my case this week, I want to complete my projects I set out to do PLUS vacuum the carpet upstairs.
I get myself a great mug and drink tea.
I find tea – whether is is green or black, chai or Earl Grey, oolong or orange spice – a great way to help calm my nerves and help me stay on task. I enjoy my black teas with milk but love it just plain as well – especially if the tea leaves are strong and robust.
What about you?
What is your go-to beverage?
On occasion, typically on the weekends, I would join my husband for a good cup of coffee. I guess that is why I designed a few “Coffee First” mugs.
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Ovid (43 B.C. – 18 A.D.)
It’s not easy to take time off when there is so much stuff coming at us daily.
But everyday, we can afford this little luxury:
A GOOD CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE.
Go ahead, grab a Simple Daily Joy mug. Give yourself some tea time or coffee time.
I hope these mugs of mine bring you much balance and joy.
Joy can be simple, no matter what, on a daily basis.
Go ahead, tend to something lovely. Create beautiful things. Share that joy of yours.
I hope this blog article gives you fresh ideas for simple daily joy.
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PS I got the upstairs vacuumed and projects done! Yay! Plus several cups of great tea.