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taking a break

Creative Self Care For Wrists and Hands: Free Printable


Good morning, creatives! I have been trying to slow down lately and focus on adding more bits of self care to my routine. I thought that many of you would benefit too so I created this short exercise above. Not only does it offer you a moment to pause during your busy day or at the end but it is also geared towards towards those of you that work with your hands, including on the computer (so really it is for everyone – lol!).

Click on the image above or here to print. The size of the image is 5″ x 7″. You can print it, cut it out and hang it above your workspace or bookmark the page to do the exercise at your computer. You can make this as short or as long as you like.

Please let me know if you have any questions and also feel free to share your self care tips in the comments. Enjoy!

Almost Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming

(photo from my trip)

Do you ever feel like you took on too much or that you should have taken a break when you had the chance?


I got back this week from a trip to Arizona to visit my family for my parents 40th anniversary. I decided that I would continue working and posting during my trip. Once there I struggled to find the time and energy. I felt that I was not giving the proper attention to my family, to our contributors and to you, our readers. I got the scheduled posts up but found it difficult staying in touch with comments, Facebook and Twitter. At the end of my trip I found out that my husband’s grandma was sick in Chicago. I visited her Wednesday after I got back and then spent the day at with friends celebrating the 4th of July. Yesterday I spent the 1st day in a couple of weeks with just my husband and two boys. I decided to just go with the flow and give the blog a break for the most of the week.

Part of the reason I wanted to share this was because I had thought originally that I would schedule a two week break for the blog while I was gone and realized later that I should have.

Have you had a similar experience?

There are a lot of great posts planned for this month and I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things around here. I love discovering and sharing ways to help you grow your business and hopefully help you find ways to also take a break!


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