Between date nights, major R&R and spending time getting our backyard ready for summer, this weekend at home was just what I needed.
So, today I’m getting real about living in the moment and how I am making the change to be the best version of myself.
A lot of you may not know this about me or may be visiting for the first time (thanks for stopping by!), but I have a full time job besides A Dash of Details. I don’t talk much about my career, because if I am being honest A Dash of Details is my creative outlet. With project deadlines rapidly approaching, lately I have been spending long days and nights at my desk. I’m honestly laughing while I write this, because I am pretty sure I am preaching to the choir when I say that I am feeling completely overworked and worn down. If I had to guess, I would say more than half of you are/or have felt this in the last few months.
Up until this weekend, it never dawned on me that I wasn’t allowing myself any time to just live in the moment. During “breaks” from my busy schedule, I found myself scrolling aimlessly through Instagram. I just chocked this up to being “SOO busy,” and needing a break, but in reality, I needed to take a break from all screens and actually be present. After an eye-opening conversation over dinner this weekend, I decided to make a small change on how I approach my time this week. What I found is that I was actually spending an obscene amount of time on my phone and ended up getting more accomplished in the first five hours of the day than I did during an entire work day last week. Instead of reaching for my phone during my breaks, I stepped outside, ran an errand and did a few stretches. My consensus; I was exponentially happier yesterday than I have been the last few months. Carving out time to do what makes what actually makes you happy is worth every free minute.
xox – a dash of details