Guys, I’m exhausted. I feel like I’ve run myself ragged recently — the move-in really drained me, and since then, Sebastian and I have gone out non-stop to see as many people as we can before everyone scatters once again. It’s a charmed life, for sure. But I definitely think this next week calls for some good old-fashioned R&R. We need some time to decompress after weathering some wonderful mayhem.
In life, everything is about balance. The most effective way to manage the ins and outs of regular, stressful, everyday life is to allow yourself a little bit of give and take: extend yourself in one area, give back to yourself in another. Occasionally, I experience moments when I feel too stretched out in every direction, and my creativity and productivity suffer because I’m trying to juggle too many balls with one hand. When this happens, I try to re-center myself by remembering the reasons why I do the things that I do – why I blog, why I code, why I work. I find that focusing on the motivations behind my commitments helps me regain sight of why they’re so important to me in the first place, you know? So, this next week, I’m going to be clearing my head, taking a moment to sit quietly and refocus, and set my sight back on the task at hand.Be still, quiet the mind, and breathe in.
My lovely blogger friend Trina inspired me to create this moodboard to aid in that process – the blues and greens are incredibly calming, don’t you think? Moodboard creation, by the way, is extremely cathartic, and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s trying to sort out all the noise in their brain. Sometimes, just taking a second to speak your peace can give you some appreciated if unexpected clarity.
So that’s where I am this week. What’s driving you on this Monday morning?