Who doesn't love a break from work? (Okay, so plenty of workaholics abhor it) Even a day can rejuvenate your mind and body. Freelancers, in particular, need to step away from their assignments, breathe, and remember what the outside world looks like. Or, you know, decide to go stark raving mad.
Everyone sets up their work space their way. There's nothing wrong with that. You need a spot that generates the creative juices. For me, that means stickers that speak to my personality and add punches of fun to the technology surrounding me. Because life's way too short for a bunch of black boxes.
Sure, living in your imagination sounds great. And - most of the time - it IS. But there are downsides to bouncing around in made-up scenarios. And one of them is when your doubts and insecurities gang up on you. You need to learn how to stand up to them. Who knew something as simple as a line in a movie could provide the answer?
Quarantine led to a boom in the home improvement realm. After all, everyone's spent PLENTY of time at home. And there's only so much television you can binge-watch. Most people consider working on their house an annoyance. But me? It's therapeutic.
I hate the phrase, "Act like an adult." Adults are boring, stuffy, and annoying. I prefer that people act like themselves. And it that means collecting toys or stuffed animals - so be it.
I don't think anyone out there denounces coloring as strictly for children anymore (if you do - SHAME). However, I think people overlook the potential it has for anyone in a creative field. You literally go into a zen state! Your creative mind gets an electric jolt! It's the perfect outlet for everyone.
Whether I'm working-working or working on my speculative writing, silence is NOT an option. I have to have something in the background to keep from going up the wall, and music fills the void for me. What I choose to listen to depends on what I'm working on, and my go-to playlists raise some eyebrows.
There's nothing wrong with having dreams and goals for yourself or your family - in fact, it's important. The best way to actually realize those goals, though, is to make some kind of concrete plan with steps you can follow to help you realize the end result.