Friday, March 8th, 2013

Taking a Day Off


As soon as I publish this blog post, I am going to take a real day off. Every day, from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, I am constantly checking my e-mail, scrolling through Facebook or flipping through any number of social media sites. I am constantly pondering what to do, what to say, and I never really take time to myself – away from work, away from technology. Every action whether painting a mandala or watching a movie will eventually get paused while I quick check my e-mail.

Working as an independent writer/artist I have come to realize that I’ve never set any boundaries surrounding my work day- and as dedicated as I am to all the things I do, I’ve come to realize that I am deserving (perhaps in desperate need) of a little down time. I might even take tomorrow off as well. I have not yet checked my mail today and am not going to. Yippee! I already feel free…

Do you allow time to yourself?

Image courtesy of Stephen Caton. Follow stecaton on Instagram.

One thought on “Taking a Day Off

  1. Go for it, Stephanie! As an artist and writer myself, I hear the call of the internet far too often myself. I like to plan camping trips where I don’t so much as turn on my phone or even watch TV. A few days off and I feel totally recharged. I also like to go and write in the local coffeehouse and I bring gadgets to write on that have no internet access. Try scheduling a bit of off-grid time for yourself and don’t feel guilty for it. Life is not a computer. :)

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