Advice, Self Care, Self Improvement

Allow Yourself To Just Be

It’s ok to allow yourself to just be, especially during a time like this.

Pushing yourself doesn’t help.

When we can just be and flow with it, eventually we will be inspired to take action.

When we are being still, ideas are percolating.

I have had a few days where I got a lot done but then I get caught up in what is going on in our world.

I am having so many ideas for my future but then don’t know where to start, then feel exhausted.

I believe feeling exhausted is natural at a time like this with so much happening.

So take it easy on yourself.

I made my bedtime 9pm, since I was staying up a lot later. That way I can get up around 5 am. This will be much more productive for me because I usually get a lot done before noon, then seem to go lazy (since the pandemic). I also decided to watch a lot less news since it brings me down. So far so good. Maybe something like this will work for you too.

Hope all is well!

~ Monica

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Pig Painting Face Mask featuring the painting Playful Pig by Monica Resinger
Playful Pig Mask
Whimsical Face Mask featuring the painting Winter Whimsical Owl by Monica Resinger
Winter Owl Face Mask
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Space Needle Face Mask
Bunny Painting Face Mask featuring the painting Bunny by Monica Resinger
Bunny In Flowers Face Mask
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Violet Eyed Cat Face Mask
Clematis Painting Face Mask featuring the painting Clematis by Monica Resinger
Clematis Face Mask
Tea Face Mask featuring the painting Whimsical Black Teapot With Pink Flowers by Monica Resinger
Black Pink Floral Teapot Face Mask
Pig Painting Weekender Tote Bag featuring the painting Playful Pig by Monica Resinger
Playful Pig Weekender Tote
Pompon Dahlias Throw Pillow featuring the painting Pompon Dahlias by Monica Resinger
Dahlia Throw Pillow
68 Dodge Charger Coffee Mug featuring the painting 68 Dodge Charger by Monica Resinger
68 Charger Coffee Mug
Chickadee Painting Tote Bag featuring the painting Chickadee by Monica Resinger
Chickadee Tote
Pig Painting Coffee Mug featuring the painting Playful Pig by Monica Resinger
Bunny Painting Tote Bag featuring the painting Bunny by Monica Resinger
Bunny in Flowers Tote
Neighborhood Painting Coffee Mug featuring the painting Neighborhood by Monica Resinger
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Clematis Shower Curtain
Neighborhood Painting Weekender Tote Bag featuring the painting Neighborhood by Monica Resinger
Bunny Greeting Card
Bunny Greeting Card
Violet Purple Lavender Eyes Kitty Cat Flower Floral Tabby Grey Canvas Print featuring the painting Violet Eyed Cat by Monica Resinger
Violet Eyed Cat Canvas
Whimsical Tote Bag featuring the painting Whimsical Frog In Moonlight by Monica Resinger
Whimsical Frog Tote
Tea Art Print featuring the painting Whimsical Black Teapot With Pink Flowers by Monica Resinger
Whimsical Black & Pink Teapot Art Print
Dutch Bunny Canvas Print featuring the painting Dutch Bunny At Dusk by Monica Resinger
Dutch Bunny In Sunflowers Canvas
Whimsical Spiral Notebook featuring the painting Whimsical Teapot With Rose Wallpaper by Monica Resinger
Whimsical Teapot Spiral Notebook
Whimsical Throw Pillow featuring the painting Whimsical Bird by Monica Resinger
Whimsical Bird Throw Pillow
Whimsical Throw Pillow featuring the painting Whimsical Floral Owl by Monica Resinger
Whimsical Floral Owl Throw Pillow
White Wolf Impressionism Art Painting Animal Forest Snow Woods Wildflife Spiral Notebook featuring the painting White Wolf Impressionism by Monica Resinger
White Wolf Spiral Notebook
Chickadee Greeting Card
Chickadee Greeting Card
Space Needle Tote Bag featuring the painting Seattle Space Needle Cityscape by Monica Resinger
Space Needle Tote
Dutch Bunny Daisies Acrylic Painting Black White Spring Easter Rabbit Impressionism Throw Pillow featuring the painting Dutch Bunny With Daisies by Monica Resinger
Dutch Bunny Throw Pillow
Tree Frog Tote Bag featuring the painting Tree Frog by Monica Resinger
Tree Frog Tote Bag

14 thoughts on “Allow Yourself To Just Be”

  1. Imagine that, Monica, I rise at 5:00AM too! Oh, but you turn in at 9:00PM. Ah, so that’s what I’m doing wrong.

    Among the things you’re doing right, in contrast, is keeping the news onslaught to a minimum. I think the constant influx of panic and all-crisis-all-the-time is particularly hard on creatives like ourselves. We spend our time dreaming, and striving to make the little worlds we create “just so.” When hyperventilation washes over us, we can’t help but to get all flustered too. It’s the empaths in us.

    As you recommend, we should take it easy for a while. We’ll get through this, both “us” as in humanity, as well as “us” as individuals.

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    1. Are you going to bed later than 9 and getting up at 5am?? 😉 I was staying up til 11 or 12, then sleeping 9-10 hours which is not like me – when I’m working I aim for 7pm (most of the time 8-8:30) bedtime and up at 2:30am just so I can have some morning time before work. Anyway, it seems to be really helping to have my morning time back.

      I agree about being creatives and making our worlds ‘ just so’, and the news can really throw us off. I’m one that never watches news, but I’ve watched it daily through this, then get caught up in what is going on with the politics of it. I think it’s important to be updated, so I’m allowing a small bit of updates. If I watch more than that I get angry at the antics of a certain leader that seems to be making this worse. I am very thankful we have a very sensible governor but worry about other states that are following the leader. Trying to get back to my own little world and let it go because it’s out of my control and being upset isn’t helping anything.

      Yes, we will get through this. Hugs.

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  2. I love early starts as well especially if do something physical like an early bike ride. I have to avoid the internet as it sucks up the time. I think I am going to start setting a timer, and take a step-away after 30 minutes to do something else.

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    1. Yes, the internet can be a time sucker. Most of my early start time is on the computer though, but I stick to things like blogging, eBay, art and my other ventures (most are on the computer) etc. I quit Facebook – seeing memes, political fights, pictures of food, football scores, bad news is a waste of time in my opinion. Your 30 minute break idea is great.

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  3. I relate with this so much. I have been feeling exhausted, confused, and lost for a week!!! But the time i took out to relax and process my emotions helped to balance me. You are right, we have to take it easy and that is self care! ❤❤❤

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