It’s Okay to Relax

Watercolor I painted a few weeks ago.

With all the chaos and busyness going on around us, we often forget that we need to take time for ourselves.

It’s not selfish to take “me” time. It’s rejuvenating for your soul/spirit/inner light/whatever-you-call-it. We weren’t meant to spend all day everyday burning ourselves out. It’s bad for us.

Take whatever time you can to relax. Smell a flower. Watch a bird. Listen to the waves. Bask in the sun. Meditate. Or do whatever it is that you do. Just find time each day to do it.

For me, it’s painting. I can’t do it every day, so I also take time to watch birds at the feeders in my front yard, or I watch my fish in the tanks in my living room and just be.

What do you do to relax/be/enjoy me time?

About Joan Stradling, Author

Joan Stradling is a middle grade and YA author of stories with magical elements. She loves painting, baking, crafting, pet wrangling, and anything else she can fit into her schedule. A passionate believer in the power of books, she still hopes to one day ride a dragon, meet a Hobbit, or discover new worlds by walking through a wardrobe. In the meantime, she imagines and writes about her own incredible worlds and characters–and continues to live vicariously through the adventures in other’s books. You can find her on Instagram (@JoanStradlingAuthor) or Twitter (@justJoanS) or FB (Joan Stradling aka Joan Stewart) Join me on Patreon:
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