How to stop the BUSY feeling

Back in March of this year I made my first blog post.  first blog  The idea was to put a stop to constantly feeling busy while never actually reaching a sense of achievement, or the feeling that my career was heading in the right direction.  I was aware that for me, creating, rearranging and transforming things is therapeutic and satisfying, and that I wasn’t making enough time in my life for this.  For you, your ‘happy place’ could be baking, painting, writing, running or listening to music etc.

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So I came across the idea to make or recreate something each month, from April to December of this year, and document the process.  I’ve done this once – the old school chair that I transformed as part of a fundraising initiative by the local Arts Centre.  And you know what….I loved that and derived a huge sense of satisfaction from both the process and the end result.  So although I’ve kinda failed in the sense that it’s now August and I have shared ONE creative project, at least I know that the idea has merit!  Interestingly, I’ve enjoyed the blogging process more than expected, and at least I’ve being fairly consistent with this.  I’ve had to blog about my kitchen renovation more than anticipated, but now I’m about to refocus and direct my efforts into a broader range of topics.

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My vision for this blog is to show images and ideas that inspire you…perhaps you’ll embark on a little creating yourself or maybe you’ll just enjoy taking 5 minutes out of your day every week to look at stylish images and inspiring ideas for your home.   Threading through all of my work will be a sustainable focus; natural materials, upcycling, shopping local and supporting NZ makers/designers – because I love beautiful objects, I love fashion, and I love well designed interiors – but I also love this planet and worry that if we continue to constantly create more ‘stuff’ what sort of world will our grandchildren be living in?

Image from Pinterest
Image from Pinterest link to image source
Creating the time in your life each day (or week) to do things that feed the soul takes practice and dedication. By making this a routine habit, I truly believe that my life will feel richer.  With this will come a sense of freedom – that I am choosing how to spend my time.

Image from Pinterest
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If you’d like to join me on this journey please subscribe to my blog, and if there’s something you’d like to see covered, please let me know!  I’d love it if you could share this with your friends via Facebook, instagram too… (with thanks)

See you next week!

Author: The Coastal Creative

Living close to the beach encourages a relaxed way of living and this influences my work as an interior designer. I am drawn to the eclectic, faded colours, rustic timber, the imperfection of things hand made, and objects that tell a story.

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