My schedule right now is insane. When I pull my calendar up on the computer, it fills my screen with a rainbow of appointments, meetings, kid sporting events, workouts, writing deadlines, book interviews and all kinds of other goings on.
Every now and then I get to go out and have fun too.
I’ve actually run out of colors to use to help me organize it all.
I don’t like to say I’m busy. When people see I’m always on the go, I like to say I have a full life. A very happy, full life.
Everything in my life is there because I want it to be there. This wasn’t always the case. I’m getting much better at saying no to things I just can’t take on, and I always make sure I have time for self-care.
The two things that keep me grounded in my crazy world are writing and strength training. I’ve blogged about how writing haiku helped me get through some very tense times while I was going through a divorce and how I lifted myself up while lifting weight.
Writing has always been my creative outlet. It’s how I get all the jumbled thoughts out of my head and make some sense out of it all. When I write, I release parts of me that are no longer wanted in my brain. It’s like therapy. Sometimes it’s beautiful and sometimes it’s a mess. But it’s always a comforting moment when the words are set free. Without it, I don’t know what I’d do without it.
Bev Feldman also looks at creativity as a form of self-care. If you are a busy mom looking to reconnect with you and want to find time for the creative interests that make you shine, she’s got a new ebook just for you.
As Bev says in the book, “We need to be able to refuel our tanks with things that are good for our bodies and our minds.”
In the The Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity, you’ll learn how to bring your creative interests into those everyday mundane chores you dread and involve your children in the things that make you happy. You’ll also get tips on letting go of mom guilt so that you can find time for you.
And you don’t have to be super creative or crafty either. In the book, creativity is about finding what makes you happy, whether it’s writing or decorating your home.
For just $15 you will receive a fun and interactive 65-page digital workbook that features:
- Quotes from real-life moms about the importance of creativity in their lives and how they make time for their interests
- Interviews with life coaches and therapists who specialize in working with moms
- 21 pages of worksheets to reflect and apply what you have learned to your personal life
- 7 art prints with inspirational quotes about creativity
What I really love about Bev’s ebook is that she walks you through the notion of putting yourself first as a mother through creativity. Too often we put ourselves last when we should be taking care of ourselves so that we can better take care of others.
She has research and quotes from moms to back up her thoughts on creativity and why you should feed and embrace your creativity. (Because you are an amazing mom!) And then she has simple worksheets you can fill out to help you figure out what kind of creativity you can fit into your life and how.
Get your copy today and bring back that creative spark that makes you who you are! You will get $3 off through Friday, 10/23.
To celebrate the launch of her ebook, Bev is giving away a copy. In addition to the amazing ebook, she is also giving away a few other prizes:
- A beautiful mini journal, handcrafted in Istanbul
- A prize pack from DecoArt®, including Chalky Finish Paint in assorted colors, paint brushes, and stencils
- A coloring book for you! Color me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile
- A free online creative course through Craftsy
You can enter below.
What creative endeavors keep you going?
Disclosure: I received a complimentary book to aid in the writing of this post. All opinions expressed, of course, are my own.