You know what I’m afraid of more than anything? More than ghost or accidentally eating spicy food?
I’m afraid of burn-out.
As a solopreneur, I’ve fallen into the habit of working a lot and not really taking a break, especially in the beginning.
When I noticed I was getting burnt out only a couple of months after I started working on Honeyberry Studios full-time, I started taking mini sabbaticals every 7 weeks. (The brilliant concept was created by Seanwes.)
Basically, I block off every 7th week on my calendar and don’t schedule any work.
That’s a time to purposefully relax and pursue things I enjoy but don’t have time to do normally. I might see friends for coffee or make something just for fun.
Full disclosure – I’ve been neglecting my mini sabbaticals for a few months – the last couple sabbaticals happened during a super busy holiday season and right before a big trade show – so I kind of tried to take it easy but not really 😑 and I’ve been feeling run down for a while.
So when I was on my mini sabbatical last week, I was determined to enjoy it!
Here are some highlights from my week off 😉
So, the weekend before the sabbatical, I had worked at Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show in Spokane, Washington.
It was a fun show, and the day we left turned out gorgeous!
Dave and I enjoyed a stroll along the riverfront after the breakfast. Spokane river was impressive!
I worked on my pet ornaments in my pottery class on Tuesday.
These are not for sale but I may make more for my Etsy shop in the future. Aren’t they so adorable?
I love a good homemade moisturizer.
I’ve been making this recipe for a year or so, and it’s VERY moisturizing! I’ve been adding my favorite doTerra essential oils to make it smell nice, too 🌿
I also started working on my Crafter’s Box punch needle project.
I’m still getting a hang of it, but it’s therapeutic and I love the fuzzy texture of the piece 😊
Last but not least, we went to The Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington on Sunday!
It was a spring-y, sunny day, and all the creatures were so adorable 💕 Totally worth a visit if you’re in the area!
This mini sabbatical was just what the doctor ordered.
A perfect reminder to not overlook my #1 self-care strategy again!
Hope you’re doing something nice for yourself this week 💕