I needed a creative moment. Some time to work with my fingers. A few minutes in the analog world of here and now. So, I strung a necklace of semi-precious gemstones and brass--and I LOVE it. It layers well with other necklaces, it spruces up a t-shirt, and it's stretchy so I just pull it over my head.
I challenge you today, take a break from technology for just an hour. Turn off all forms of media and communication and just be. Make something, read, have tea, talk with a friend or your spouse. Just get away--mentally--for awhile. It did a world of wonders for me, and I'm guessing you might benefit from a break, too.
I purchased two books to read next week (Room and The Glass Castle)--and I am beyond excited. Something about reading fiction just gives my brain a break. I love being absorbed into a story, and I'm one of those people that feels lonely without the characters when I finish a book.
These long summer days demand a break every once in awhile. When the sun is up for 2/3 of our 24 hours, I can be tempted to fill up every light moment with something. But, I have found myself exhausted following that plan. So, in the waning months of summer, I plan to take a few breaks throughout the day to just be a little lazy and get caught up in a project or a book or a relationship. You with me?