Find time in your day to do what fills you up and nourishes your soul.
For many of us, crochet is an important part of life. It gives us a creative outlet, keeps our hands and minds occupied and more importantly, our hearts happy. Let’s face it – life is complicated and busy and filled with “adult” things. We spend so much time making sure our lives stay together that we often forget to take care of our selves.
This year I have learned that in order to be my best self for my husband, my family and my audience, I had to put myself first. It sounds a little contradictory I know, but think about it. When you give and give and give, eventually you will run out of steam. For me this looks like 30 minutes each morning that are just for me – to reflect on the things I am grateful for (with the 5 Minute Journal) and expand my personal development through reading a few pages of a book and doing yoga. For you, it may be different. Find what nourishes you and make it a priority to incorporate it somewhere in your day – even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Jess from Make and Do Crew – one of the most inspirational women I know. She balances a full time job, two kiddos and her hobby and she makes it look easy. I reached out to her because I was convinced she had all the answers to fitting crochet time into a crazy, hectic day. What I found was that although it looks graceful from the outside, she feels the chaos just as much as you and I.
What makes Jess so amazing in my eyes is that when life got chaotic and she had less time do devote to personal care, she took a step back and figured out what fuels her soul and now she takes action to make sure that thing happens everyday. The result is a productive, happy and fulfilled life.
- About Jess and her journey from advertising to motherhood to Make and Do Crew.
- How Jess incorporated crochet into her life after having a baby.
- Tips for new moms to find more time to crochet in their hectic new schedule.
- Tips for any busy mom to find more time to crochet throughout their day.
- Time management tips for anyone looking to include personal care into their day
Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Jessie!
Links & Resources
@makeanddocrew on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest
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