I took this post concert last night because I was feeling so much like myself. If that makes sense? You know that moment after a performance and months of hard work and you fish the 500 Bobby pins out of your hair, while humming to yourself parts of the music, not to practice, but just because you love it? There is nothing like the vulnerability of performing on stage and creating with others. It all just makes me happy.
Aloof Control Drama The Aloof “Control Drama” is less passive than the Poor Me Control Drama, yet still tries to lure you into connection by acting distant and unreadable. They want you to connect with them, but they only partially connect themselves, while withholding information. Acting this way leads you into the pursuit of more knowledge about whom they are and what they are doing. When you do investigate and engage more of a connection, they respond with obscure facts released with a certain air of mystification. They also might imply that they know secrets no one else knows, and even that these secrets reveal something that the pursuing person desperately needs to know. This pushes you to further your inquiries. Their effort is to get your attention solely on them and for you to subconsciously allow them to have control of the relationship. Thus giving them the uplifting energy of your connection. The victim of this tactic, in turn, feels depleted. Some of the interactions with an Aloof person can be quite amusing. They are continually withdrawn, as the victim questions and stresses to get the Aloof to open up. One might ask, “What did you do last night,” and only receive a brief, cryptic answer. They might say, “I had a meeting with someone and came home late,” giving no details. Asking a follow-up question yields an equally distant reply. How can you tell whether the person you are interacting with is playing the Aloof game or just doesn’t want to open up to you? Give up, walk off briefly, or just be silent. The Aloof person, who is actively pursuing the energy of the joint mind, will want to keep your connection. They will tend to give just a little more info to keep you interested, something such as, “It was a very successful meeting actually.” When you inquire more about that, they will seize control and go vague again. What to do to break the Aloof game? ⬇⬇⬇ #createcultivate#createeveryday#creativelife#creativemind
This little plant stand 🌱 was my mom’s and stood in their kitchen for years housing plants in all stages of growth and care. Now it sits in a new little sunny corner in my home where it has found a new purpose and is home to new life. ⠀⠀ Praying that God continues to use me in new ways with new light 💡 and purpose for Him.
Who needs a mid-week pick me up? Try out this yummy and invigorating lip scrub! Orange Lemonade Lip Scrub - 1 tbsp coconut oil - 4 tbsp caster sugar - 1 tsp honey - 8 drops each lemon and orange essential oils Mix until smooth; this homemade lip scrub will store for up to 6 months! [Recipe inspo via A Beautiful Mess]
New daily habit: asking myself, “does this support the life I’m trying to create?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If the answer is no, I let it go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often we spend the majority of our time and energy on things that don’t ultimately support our dreams. We tell ourselves we’ll start tomorrow or reevaluate our priorities next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every day the actions you take are either supporting your dreams or detracting from them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From going to the gym and choosing a salad instead of fries to making big moves in your business. Everything you do matters and it all adds up over time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, ask yourself today if the things you are doing are supporting the life you ultimately want? . . . One of my favorite things to do while traveling is find an amazing local, cozy coffee shop where I can post up working for hours. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ceounleashed#unleashyourinnerceo#jessicazeinstra
Be it clothes or home decor, this graphic is so helpful in reminding me there are other choices. Not everything needs to be new! ⠀⠀ I’m still growing in this arena and here’s my question for you: 🌿What’s something you’ve borrowed, swapped, thrifted, or made that’s saved you money and reduced it’s impact on the world?🌿 ⠀⠀ Social platforms can be so good for collaboration-maybe your input would help someone else make a better choice, too! (Like me!🙋🏼♀️) ⠀⠀ For me, it’s been making things-dining room table, bedroom furniture, Halloween costumes with materials around the house, some wall decor. I’m also fortunate to borrow baby items from my sister, mom, and friends and almost exclusively thrift shop at consignment for baby clothes. Just this week I found two great dresses, one completely handmade and one-of-a-kind at a boutique consignment shop for women.🙌🏻 ⠀⠀ Your turn! 👇🏻 ⠀⠀ Artwork by @sarahlazarovic
In the morning when I rise give me Jesus. And coffee. Lots of coffee. Up working this morning on very little sleep but grateful I at least got some. My sweet hubby is going on 24 hours since he last slept due to a work issue so say a prayer he makes it home safe so that he can rest. Giving us all a little grace if this isn’t the most productive day.
Hello! Happy back to work. I hope you all had a wonderful break of some description over the Easter period. The Easter holiday was my first proper break since coming up with the concept for Ochre & Flax last September, and it was very weird. The business has become such a part of my life that it honestly felt a bit like leaving a child behind when we went on holiday to the Lake District for a week over Easter. I think that's both good and bad - I love that I love the business this much, but equally I'm very aware that I need to be able to fully step back from it every now and again or run the risk of burnout, no matter how gently I'm working.⠀ 🥚⠀ But I'm back in my comfort zone now, and easing myself back into work. This morning I had a wonderful chat with @josephinepbrooks for her podcast One The Make, and the rest of this week I'm going to be throwing myself into batching content - I really want to get out of my current more 'firefighting' mode of content creation, and into something a little more structured and ahead of myself.⠀ 🥚⠀ How is your first week back to work? Have you been able to keep it quiet and gentle or is it more straight back in to the busy? I'm aware that being self employment gives me the luxury of choice, and I'd love to know how you're coping if you haven't been able to take it as gently. #aquietudeattitude⠀