So last month I started going to yoga classes because frankly my butt started to mold into my chair and hurt my back pretty badly ( not enough breaks = inky workaholic). After a quick googling I found a local yoga class not to far from my house and so off I went to my first sunday session.
It’s really true though that when you work for yourself from home and particularly as a Creative , its super hard to peel ourselves away from work because we feel so bad when we’re not working.
You get into the habit of working too much because you want to be your best and everything we achieve relies on us. In the end though we actually forget about the engine that runs everything ( that’s you by the way).
(Chubby yoga kitties)
Even though I’ve only been working freelance for about 18 months now , I’m already thinking of the future consequences of not looking after our health and how working at our inky desks are going to affect that. So my advice is do something small everyday to contribute to a better happier you.
- Go to yoga classes
- Take up that hula hooping ( just try not to break anything like me)
- Walk your dog
- Put on a face mask ( thank goodness no one can see us behind the computer screen)
- Paint your nails ( unless you’re a guy although you could look rather fetching in a shade of pink?)
- Talk out your troubles
- Meet up with a friend for brunch.
Although now the only thing that makes me slightly anxious during my graceful poses in class is the chances of letting out a fart on the sly (#truestory) since everyone’s so quiet! Hence if you’re going to start classes yourself I don’t recommend beans on toast for breakfast.
Have a wonderful day and please let me know what you do to stay at your best as a creative?
“Nobody will know what you can do unless you put yourself out there and show them” – Katie Leonard
A few months back you may have noticed a very beautiful bouquet made its way to my door, I happened to order that very bouquet to brighten up a very inky studio on a rather gloomy day. Little did I expect though to find so much inspiration in that little Bloom & Wild box and so from it started a rather inky project.
My love and admiration of the bouquet and Bloom & Wild’s story really drew me into my own inky floral story that I scribbled across the boxes surface. In the beginning though I thought to myself “Should I do this?” and “What if its unsuccessful”. It’s natural to feel that way, we all do it on a daily basis when we’re approached with the prospect of stepping outside our box.
Although if you think like that all your life you’ll never really know the full potential you could achieve , the people you could meet and the places you could go. This was mainly my thought of the day because let’s face it we’re all scared to do something we’ve never done before.
So believe in yourself, what you can do and put yourself out there. Even if you’re scared of failing and even if you do , it’ll only make you a stronger person and give you an all the more worthwhile story to tell.
“Inky inspiration can be found in many places I believe, places we don’t expect to find it and sometimes even in something as small and dainty as a flower.”
It was afew months ago that from a seed of inspiration I found through a creative friend on Instagram that a very inky project of my own began to bloom. I took that inspiration, believed in myself and was able to connect with some blooming amazing people. Find out more about my inky love through the letterbox project over at the Bloom & Wild blog.
Believe that if you’re brave, bold and get inky you can do just about anything.
Lots of inky love,