I took a mental health day

It's just been one of those weeks. For those who don't know, I work full-time at home doing the same job I did when I lived in New Hampshire. I'm super lucky to keep my career as a copywriter, but sometimes marketing/copywriting can just make my brain so fried that I have literal meltdowns...like Tuesday. So, I decided that I was going to take the day off yesterday, and it was the best decision ever.


Yesterday, it actually felt like SPRING here in the North Country! It hovered around 61 all day, and the sun was out and peeking through our normal haze of grey clouds. I walked Spencer the mile and a half to daycare and called that my workout since my sciatic pain hasn't wanted to let up. It was beautiful. We've all had a touch of cabin fever, so the change in routine was just what the doctor ordered.

I went and had lunch with a girlfriend in town plus her little boy, and then I came home and sewed my little heart out. I made some of the fun new teethers that are up in the shop like the one below, and I started the pattern for the new bandana bibs I'll start offering in the shop later this week! Honestly, it was just nice to sit at my sewing machine, not rush and to just do something cathartic. 

^^^ Modern Paisley teether sold here 

And, even when I had to set my sewing aside to clean the house and tidy up to make dinner for my two favorite men, I felt relaxed and happy. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just step back and take a breather. We get so caught up in the day to day crazies that we forget just how good we have it. Yesterday was a great day, and I'm ready for this warm weather NY is promising us in the coming weeks.

8 comments

  1. What a great day that sounds like!!!! Sometimes we just need a "pause" and to take a "me" day. I'm glad you had the chance to do it and I hope it helps you tackle the rest of the week.

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  2. Sounds like a nice day off!! Can't wait to see what you do for the bandana bibs!!! You're very talented girl!!

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  3. Sometimes, those days off are just necessary for everyone's sanity! Glad you feel better now! :)

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful, well-deserved day off! And with great weather too! Fiiiiiinally spring is here!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  5. A day off is totally necessary at times! And you got so much done!! Nice!!

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  6. Sometimes your just need a mental health day! I love that the weather is getting warmer. Getting outside really helps!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  7. I took an editing class in college and that was so hard, I can't imagine doing it full time. Good for you for taking a day to yourself :)

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  8. This is so important. I think as parents we often forget that self-care. I am a big proponent of taking mental health days!

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