Lately I've been thinking about what brings me joy. I revisit this theme over and over throughout the year and try to tweak my days so they reflect what fills my bucket. My challenge is that I have many many things that bring me joy and trying to fit all of them into my days is nearly impossible. I keep a track of the following in my planner: knitting, journaling, sketching/watercoloring, reading and cross stitching. I'm not strict at what I do each day I just like to see how I end up allocating my time.
Anyways, when I eat well and exercise daily I feel fantastic and that brings me joy. I keep track of those activities as well as daily meditation and yoga. Good health is a top priority for have a good day.
Keeping my creative pursuits revolving in and out during my days makes for a delightful existence! Since moving here I've been managing any perceived stresses (usually self generated!). I want to sit down at the end of the day and feel like I enjoyed the day, lived it fully and explored what I wanted to do.
I am lucky that I have the time to be creative.
I've been pondering about using up what I have in my stash. This pertains to my yarn stash, book stash and now my stationery stash. I'm challenging myself to NOT save special wool blends or pretty notebooks or pens. Let's use them up and enjoy them. We moved an entire house last July and we moved items that we deemed were valuable and necessary. I have so much yarn, unread books and yes notebooks and pens galore. Oh and for some strange reason I have special soap bars saved up - I'm using them up as well.
What am I saving them for? When is that special time that I think is coming?
So what brings you joy? What are you saving for a special time? Is it yarn? paper? candles? soap?