Wellness Challenge No. 5

April 2, 2017

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Wellness Challenge No. 5- Make time to be creative

Did any of you try swapping your morning cup of coffee for tea? It sounds like a few of you are already big tea drinkers so this was an easy one for you! To be honest, this was a little bit of a challenge for me, and there was one day where I had my cup of tea, but made a cup of coffee right after. I think it was the morning after I stayed up until 1am catching up on emails, and then was woken by the baby at 1:30 am and 3:30 am! I really loved the days where I stuck to tea, though. I still had a good amount of energy but I felt a lot cleaner if that makes sense. I love coffee but it can be so thick and rich in a way, that the lightness of tea can be a refreshing change. This challenge provided a great opportunity for me to try some new teas in our pantry, and also revisit some favorites. While this is a challenge I might not be able to continue {this girl loves and needs her coffee!}, I am inspired to make the swap more often.

This next Wellness Challenge No. 5, is one that speaks to my creative side. I hope you all think about it and join in!

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Wellness Challenge No. 5

Make time for creativity

I don’t know about you, but I crave creative expression. It’s something that’s always been a part of my life, and I think it’s one of the things I love most about blogging. I like thinking differently, utilizing the left side of my brain, and utilizing artistic expression. Growing up, I expressed my creativity through writing. I had journals and diaries, but I also loved to write short stories. I went to college and immediately knew I wanted to be an English major because I loved to read and write more than anything. An English Lit degree seemed to make the most sense. Although, interestingly enough, I graduated and was planning on going to law school, which is not the most creative field. Once I realized the legal profession wasn’t for me, I worked as a stylist for an online store. Do you remember? Being a stylist was incredibly creative, and, in fact, styling models for shoots inspired me to include more outfit posts on my blog!

While my blog is still a form of creative expression for me, it also can feel like a job at times. This week I want to challenge myself to make time for creativity in another form, specifically art. I’m kind of obsessed with this idea of coloring books for grown-ups, so I got some on Amazon. {Specifically this one and this one} I’ve already started to make time for coloring and it’s been fun to have 5 minutes here and there to just block everything out, and color in {and out of} the lines. I feel like I can really unwind, while also being mindful and focused. It’s a really interesting combination.

Whatever your form of creative expression, I hope you can make time for it this week. My goal is to pepper my coloring in, especially when I’m starting to feel a little stressed, or just need a few minutes to myself. Excited to report back and tell you how it went.

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xox

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