Irritable, bored, just plain stressed out and overwhelmed.
Every day seems to be a mundane repeat of the previous days. Instead of overflowing with relaxation, you are filled with stress, packed schedules, and never-ending to-do lists. Guilt bubbles up any time you even think of taking a moment for yourself.
Maybe you’ve been thinking that this is your life stage right now and you better deal with it. Everyone else seems to be on the fast track and handling it so it’s time to keep chugging on.
But what if slowing down came as simply as picking up a needle and thread? What if a small moment in your daily life could leave you feeling refreshed and creative, instead of bogged down with the next task.
You need a quick fix of relaxation, a moment to recharge yourself, a small change.
I feel your pain because I used to be in the same hectic, negative place. A trip to Kenya and a book called 7 changed all of that. Ever since, I have been on a mission to simplify my own life and embrace the things that matter most. The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that baby steps are the key.
John C. Maxwell said “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily” and I happen to agree.
Small changes every day can lead you towards your true north.
I’m Jen Fletcher and I created this space to encourage you to give embroidery a try and discover that it may be the key to life lived a little slower.
Last summer I stopped in the Lovely Messes shop, and for the first time in my life I wanted to try my hand at embroidery. Her shop is so well curated that I immediately felt life would be better if I could stitch.” ~Dana R.
Start taking a creative time out, you CAN make beautiful things.
Even if, right now, you can’t sew a button.