Hi there, Stefanie here bringing you another all about me installment. I find it very easy to journal, I sit at the keyboard and the words flow. I understand that not everyone feels the same way though and so am issuing you with an all about me journal prompt. How do you relax?
This will be very different depending on your life circumstance and the people that fill your days. When my children were small I remember hiding away in the cupboard just for five minutes of peace and quiet. Nowadays my peace and quiet looks different and cell phones and their nifty cameras have made taking photos easy right where you are, no need to get up, check the camera has charged batteries or film and then try and retake the shot. So how about documenting how you relax, do you snag five minutes with a cup of tea and a magazine ? How do you prioritize your down time?
For my layout I used Digital Scrapbook Ingredients kit – Favorites and Everyday Essentials: Weekly Cards. The kit also has journaling prompts in the form of journal cards and wordart that you could explore and make your very own picture perfect escape, where would you like to escape to and relax?
My favourite way to relax:
I have never really struggled with taking time out for myself. As an introvert I have to hide and spend time on my own in order to be able to socialise again. I seldom get the balance right, often spending too much time home alone, on my computer. But I love taking catnaps in the afternoons, I have perfected the 15 minute snooze and wake-up feeling rested and energised and ready for the rest of the day. With only one child at school now the days stretch long ahead of me, I am over the worst of the school years. I remember those years well though, when I would make up to five school trips per day for various children and various extra murals. Sometimes even needing to be in two different places at the same time. Now I have the time in my week to meet a friend for coffee and cake, to have a pedicure or just sit and read a book. And it is wonderful but slightly empty. However I have determined to change my attitude, to be thankful for the great moments that fill my days. Sure there are less than stellar moments too, but it is too easy for me to be lost down that pathway to doom and gloom. Better to look up and take note of the birds that sing, the cats that purr and the peace and quiet in the house, the house that stay tidier now than when they were small. So I digi scrapbook, read, play township and candy crush on my phone, attend a weekly bible study, visit friends, visit my Mom and take her out and watch series. But my favourite fifteen minutes stretched out on the bed, with the fan on, taking the edge off the heat and some frozen grapes to hand. This is my bliss.
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