Every July I take a break from blogging and newsletter writing, but this year I’ve decided to take things one step further by staying off of social media for 30 days. If you’ve been circling around a similar idea, consider this post your invitation to join me.
Over the years I’ve been slowly amassing a small collection of ceramic mugs. It’s difficult to pick a favorite—so I won’t—because each cup carries with it a memory of a former season, one I can still pinpoint whenever I brew a comforting blend. Today I’m sharing three mugs that have a home in my cupboard.
Doing less of anything is not a philosophy I championed until becoming a mother. I certainly didn’t work myself to the bone, but I also didn’t see how pruning projects could help me make even more progress on the ones that mattered.
From bubble baths to flipping through magazines, pedicures or lunch with girlfriends, there are myriad ways for us to slow down. And if you’re the kind of person who prioritizes self-care, what I’m about to say might come as a surprise. These activities—while relaxing—aren’t actually restful, and it’s limiting your creative potential.
Writers need tools. From favorite pens and computers to newsletter software and mug warmers, there’s a long list of things that help support us. But what about sleep? Learn more about yoga nidra, a sleep-based style of meditation that can help unleash your creativity.