Hey all! I’ve missed you and missed writing, and it looks like Deb and I are getting back into the swing of things, so I hope you missed us too 🙂
For the past month or so, basically since Christmas, I’ve been too busy for fun. Between details for my wedding, getting started on helping Debbie with wedding planning, work, entertaining visitors, and keeping the apartment clean…I’ve had no time to read, write, or crochet.
For me, these things are important to keeping my mental state balanced and healthy. If I go too long without some kind of creative outlet, I start to get cranky and depressed, and more than that, I start to question the other things in my life, like my job and my home life. If the creativity is suffering, I start to transfer that over to these other areas of my life, and pretty soon I’m miserable about everything.
Not balanced, and not healthy.
So I’m scheduling my fun now. It may sound strange to schedule something that I enjoy doing, but I’ve realized that if I don’t make the things I enjoy a priority, they’re they first to slip off the table. I can’t stop working or quit doing laundry…those things do have to get done. So I’ve decided that I’m not going to apologize for taking an hour a day to spend time with a crochet project, or one of the awesome video games I got for Christmas, or teaching myself embroidery. I need those things, in order to remain a recognizable version of myself. Without hobbies and individual interests…we’re all just worker bees.
What are you doing with your hobby time right now? How do you make time for it? Do you get a little crazy when you can’t find the time?