Friday’s are my self-care days. I don’t schedule meetings or calls. I take quiet time to just be. To unplug. To not feel obligated to do anything. It may not be for the entire day, but even just having a few hours of white space helps me recharge from the week. When I don’t gift myself with this weekly mini-retreat, I get cranky and resentful. But when I allow myself to indulge in some breathing space, I can relax, enjoy, and even get inspired!
Today I treated myself to a much needed mani and pedi. Feels good to be able to wear sandals and flip flops proudly again! I also enjoyed a lovely walk in the sun with my dog.
Here’s my cute pooch Emmett hanging out in the front yard with me. Oh, he’s such a sweetie. Cuddles with Emmett are also a good part of self-care Fridays!
How do you practice self-care? What’s different for you when you enjoy breathing space?
P.S. – I had the pleasure of being interviewed on a few podcasts recently. If you’re wanting some creative inspiration, take a listen:
- Red Dress Conversations with Ana Ottman: We chatted about right-brain business planning and creative entrepreneurship
- Creative Every Day with Leah Piken Kolidas: This month’s Creative Every Day challenge theme is Intuition, so Leah and I talked for a bit about intuitive painting and the right brain
- Imaginibbles BlogTalkRadio with Tamara Kleinberg: Tamara and I discussed creativity, awakening your inner muse, and stretching comfort zones