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?