While classes are in session, it is typical for me to become overwhelmed with homework, research, and studies. The semester almost always weighs on me until I "break." Not in the sense that most people do, but I get to the point where I'm just not happy and frustrated with never doing anything I want to do because all the things I have to do take up all my time - sometimes even more time than I have to give and I lose sleep because I'm up late doing work and get up early to make sure everything is done on time.
I hit this point week before last. I've been feeling alone and missing my friends (from my foodie friends to my best gfs who are always so supportive). I really needed to nurture my soul. My subtle signs were not getting the desired results so I took things into my own hands. I organized a much needed "stitch-n-bitch" then I committed to spending some time on crafts throughout the week. You would think this would be an easy commitment as I haven't been spending any time on crafts since classes started this semester. But finding even five spare minutes is a challenge. However, I know I need to take a break (however small) from school work and teaching to nurture my soul.
So, that's what I'm making a conscious effort to do so. This week I finished one of the projects on my 2012 "to-do" list. This little blankie will be mailed off to my DB1 and SIL4 for their new baby (due in a few weeks).
So cute! I'm happy with it.
And I started another "to-do" project.
This one is going quickly (which is good because this is for another baby due soon). I can't wait to show it to you!
Finding time for me is always a problem. I'm sure it is for some of you, too. So, my question to you is: how do you find the time to nurture your soul? How do you do it?