Monday, November 24, 2014

Making Time For Yourself

I'll admit, the last couple weeks have been pretty intense. Blah blah blah, we're all busy right? Especially this time of year! Sometimes it's hard not to get wrapped up in work all the time, especially when that daunting to-do list is staring at you (or emails can access you any time thanks to that smart phone that never leaves your side. GUILTY!).

In an effort to work more efficiently (therefore creating more free time for myself!) I've been trying to quickly recognize distractions I accidentally get caught up in. With most of my work being internet-based I've realized how easy it is to click on a link..and then another link..and then another link. Before I know it I'm reading Buzzfeed's 87 Things To Blah Blah Blah. Oops.

Quickly nipping a distraction in the ass helps me to get the job done quicker. And if I just really need a break from work I try to make my 'internet surfing' into something that could also be considered productive (Ex: pinning on Pinterest or reading blogs).

This past weekend I got to put on a pink lip, curl my hair (yes, I curled my hair right before these photos were taken. That's how great my hair is at holding a curl...), and have a fun brunch date with J. It was quick, and I returned to work when I got home, but it was so important for my overall mood to get out of the house and enjoy the little things. And if I start to feel overwhelmed, I remind myself of those little moments.

Also....this gorgeous bag I'm sporting? It's Nena and Co. We collaborated on a fun giveaway and one lucky winner will win their very own Nena and Co. bag, along with some Julie Ann Art goodies! Their bags are to.die.for so head on over to Instagram to enter!! xo JA


  1. love the lip color!! and love that you're taking time for yourself. :)

  2. Hello Julie,

    Nice post, it is good to spend time for yourself. :) I like it.



  3. It's always good to take some time for yourself :)

  4. Self care is important! I've learned that SO many times, working with children who have special needs. I can't help them if I can't help myself. I'm glad that you got out :) Also, Buzzfeed is the worst for lack of productivity, haha. I find myself over there all the time.

  5. HAH yes. Buzzfeed: the productivity killer. So glad you took some time for yourself - you deserve it!

  6. Hi Julie,
    Just wanted to say I'm thankful for seeing your 'thankful for you' greeting card last year. It inspired me to finally channel my creativity into my Hey Rona greeting cards, I hope to have an etsy store in the near future. You're being the best version of you! Wishing you continued happiness and success. x michelle


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