I treated the past couple of days like a weekend. I read, wrote, crocheted, spent time with friends, scrolled through my favorite websites, went to a movie (by myself – ever done that? It’s the best.) … and I’m having a hard time not feeling guilty about it. From a young age, most of us learned that our free time isn’t actually free. We were given homework assignments to do every night, tests to study for on the weekends, and projects to complete during holiday breaks. It’s almost been engrained in us that there is always something we should be working on.
Is stepping away from your work hard for you to do? Do you feel bad when you’re not constantly accomplishing something? I am going to make a point to finish out the year 2013 by learning how to take a break. I am attempting to make my work hours as productive as possible so I can step away from my laptop afterwards and feel okay about it. Who wants to join me? What changes can you make to balance your life this month?
Sweater: c/o Tulle (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shirt: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Jeans: Anthropologie (Same.)
Boots: c/o Wanted Shoes (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Hat: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklace: c/o Saressa Designs (Same.)
Bracelet: c/o Studio Jewel by Lisa Lehmann (Same.)
Photos by Mae.