Wellness Challenge No. 5

April 2, 2017


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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  • Sarah L

    Where are those beautiful white wall plates from?

    • Hi Sarah! They’re from the Studio McGee shop 🙂

      • Sarah L

        Thank u!! Might u be able to share the link? Can’t find them!! Xxx

  • I love this! I’m finding myself pulled towards more creative things lately and it feels so good.

    • It’s so good to spend time doing creative things! I want to do it way more often 🙂

  • This one is already a win for me, i’m a huge coloring books addict! I have a lot of them with themes like cats, game of thrones or nature, and that’s one of the things that i really love to do whenever i need to relax and focus. Plus it’s totally addictive! 😉 xo

  • Marie-Claude Natalie

    Now that’s a coincidence : it’s the exact same wellness challenge I want to tackle for a while. I have had this coloring book for a year and yet, didn’t have the calmness to be able to sit and color for 10 minutes. I was planning on doing it in a meditative mindfulness way. So I guess this week I’ll be in !

    • yay!! I hope you’ve been able to carve out some creative time 🙂

  • Michelle Joseph

    Ahh yes Mara! This is right up my alley. I am more creative than anything else, and I love my little amateur blog because I can do whatever I want. I recently printed out some adult colouring sheets because I have a set of felt tips. I will print some more 🙂

    Mich x

    • aw that sounds SO fun!! I need to get some more felt tip markers!

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