Sunday, April 10, 2016
Guilt Free Slow Sunday Stitching
It's Slow Sunday Stitching time!
Let the relaxation begin!
Get out your needles and thread and spend some time stitching yourself back together.
We all know that it is essential to human survival to find ways to relieve stress in order to live a healthy life. Hand stitching is my survival skill, my stress reliever, my battery recharger.
As I was replacing the carbon monoxide detector battery this week I was reminded that batteries do not last forever. They either get recharged or they die.
Humans are the same. We find a way to heal, to renew and regenerate, or we die.
Hand stitching is one of the ways that I charge my battery. I can feel when my battery is low and needs to be plugged in. Some days I can feel the life energy draining from me and by the end of the day I have nothing left to give to anyone.
Sometimes I need a walk in the fresh air, sometimes I need to talk to a supportive friend, and sometimes I need to sleep in order to fully recharge. But many times I am recharged by a little bit of hand stitching. I just get out my scissors, needles and thread and get stitching.
I do not ever feel guilty when I prioritize that I need to sew something because I am renewing my energy. I recognize that I am responsible for identifying when recharging is required, and I plug myself in! And everyone I cross paths with, everyone I serve, everyone I love will benefit from me being completely filled up.
How are you renewing yourself today? Are you plugging in to charge up your battery? Don't feel guilty about it... you NEED recharging! Protect your charging time and be clear with yourself and others about why you need it!
Link up your blog post below and show us how you are recharging your battery with some Slow Sunday Stitching!