Go to bed 30 minutes earlier tonite.
Pick up a book that is begging to be read.
Take a hot bath.
Wash and fold your laundry.
Lay on your couch and stare at the ceiling for awhile.
Cook something delicious.
Take your vitamins.
Spend time with someone who makes you feel good about the world (yup, furry friends count!)
Have a guilt free movie marathon in your pajamas.
Curl up in your very own fort of pillows and blankets and let go of the world and your worries, even if only for five minutes.
Print or write the following sentence and hang it on your bathroom mirror or fridge:
"I, (fill in your name) give myself permission to rest, relax, and take a step back from my creative projects over the holidays. I give myself permission to trust this will make me a lighter, more imaginative, healthier version of myself--the human and the creative."
Only when we take a time out can we return with more clarity, curiosity, passion, and purpose. No one can go 365 days a year, so let's make this season a time to say yes to sustainability. This creative path is a marathon, not a sprint.
Wishing you a restorative holiday season my friends. I'll see you in 2019!