Welcome, everyone. I’ve said that I would be taking some time off from Teagan’s Books, so why am I here? Well, I am taking a break, but I don’t want anyone to forget that I exist.
I’ve realized that break taking truly is an art form. Plus it’s an art that I desperately need to figure-out. So far I haven’t had much success. The closest I’ve come is making a mess of “adult coloring books” for about half an hour before I go to bed. Crystal, my feline supervisor, likes the sound of the crayons and markers as they deface the coloring book page. I give her a couple to be “her very own” and she lays with a paw across them. For decades I’ve read that psychologists recommend coloring to de-stress. That’s just hearsay; I’m no expert. I really do find it is calming though, because it forces my focus onto the intricate images. My favorite collection is from Creative Haven (click for examples), for their detailed designs. The more intricate the picture, the more concentration required, and so the more I stress released. At least that’s how it is for me. I have the Dream Doodles book. Here’s an image from Amazon to give you an idea. (No it’s not my handiwork. I can’t stay inside the lines to save my life.)
How do you de-stress? Be sure to share — just remember this is a G rated blog!
At any rate, now you know that I’m still alive and kicking — and sending you mega hugs.
Disclaimer: I looked through many videos to find one that didn’t have an ad attached. So my fingers are crossed that one doesn’t sneak-in… Especially from my all time least favorite politician, who seems to have taken over all the ads on Youtube…