Being a solopreneur is honestly the hardest I have every worked in my life. I absolutely love it and it would have to be a very good deal indeed to tempt me back to the office and back to the daily commute.
I wrote about my morning routine to enable a more productive day recently, and it makes sense that the more productive your day, then the greater the sense of achievement, wellbeing and accomplishment. And of course if you have a productive day then there is more time for your hobbys and interests, which you can indulge in without feeling guilty that you should be spending the time working.
I’ve being trying very hard to practise mindfulness recently, and have just started journaling. I am no artist so I need guidance so adult colouring and doodling books are ideal for me, and I am a sucker for any beautiful art set (such as these from The Works) filled with beautiful pens & pencils, arranged in a rainbow, one colour gently blending to the next.
As a student I often shopped at The Works in Durham, a source of bargain books, cards and candles. Until recently I had no idea that they have a massive range of craft and art supplies, such as the colouring sets above (each box of pens and pencils is only £10). I especially love the Poldark colouring book – guaranteed to transport me back to last week’s holiday in Cornwall, and to occupy the journey on a return trip.
Going on holiday is a chance to properly wind down, and although a wet suit means you can brave the sea on rainy days, the vaguaries of the Cornish weather mean that you can easily have a do-nothing-day, sitting by the fire in your holiday cottage. These sets for acrylics, pastels, watercolours and sketching cost from £5 – £15 – have instructions and are more than affordable, making them ideal to buy and slip into the car and have a play one afternoon – I may find an undiscovered aptitude and develop a new hobby, but I suspect that for me the doing will be the meditative & enjoyable part rather than the results.
This post is sponsored by The Works. All opinions our own, and I cannot wait to try (at least the process) of some art.