I took the last week of December off. It was GREAT. I had ten days off and no work responsibilities and I loved every second of it.
I spent a lot of time doing things I wanted to do instead of things I had to do. Do you know how awesome that is? To be able to do things that you know you want to do because you have time to do it? Husband and I did some shopping and purchase another piece of furniture that goes with our bedroom suite. We got all the Christmas decorations put away before the new year. We re-arranged furniture in the living room and bedroom. I officially started my decluttering of the entire house.
But what I also did was refill my creative well. As a writer, I think it’s important to have some downtime to let the creative juices percolate and refill. I came back to my work with renewed fervor and love writing again.
How did I refill the well? I listened to a lot of music. I got adult coloring books for Christmas and I did some coloring. I’m totally hooked on that and can’t wait to color more pictures. I spent most of Christmas day and several days after coloring with my new Prismacolor pencils.
I also cross-stitched. It’s something I don’t do a lot but it really enjoy it. I purchased some ornament kits right before Christmas because I knew I was going to be off work and I wanted to have something to do in case I got bored. HA. I didn’t have time to be bored but I did manage to start working on one of the kits. I love these little ornaments. I attached a picture of what I’m working on. Those white spaces are for beads and they are TEENY. I should be good and blind by the time I finish this one. I have two more to do when I’m done with it.
I also had general downtime while I was out. I needed it. I needed to rest and relax and refill that well to get back to writing. Which, by the way, I’m working on a secret project. Hopefully I will have more news on that soon. 🙂
At any rate, I loved the downtime. What do you do when you have downtime?