Hello Inspy Romance friends! Shout-out to my good friend Deb Kastner for inviting me to blog today. My name is Danica Favorite, and I write historical romance for Love Inspired Historical. Not only do I write, but I’ve also been hard at work putting together a retreat for writers. The theme of my retreat is all about self-care and nourishing yourself. Which is an important topic for me, and I believe it applies to all of us, not just writers!
We live in such a fast-paced world that it seems like we’re always on the go. We always have too much to do. I write, I have a full-time job, I have a very active family, I’m a parent volunteer in my kids’ activities, and I’m trying to launch a business. Crazy, right? Where’s the time for me? I’ve learned that the only way I can maintain such a fast pace is to take the time to take care of myself. When I start snapping at my husband, snapping at my kids, and being grouchy, I can always trace it back to not having enough me time.
Sometimes we hesitate to do something special for ourselves when there is work to be done, a family to care for, and a never-ending to do list. I’ve sometimes thought I was being selfish when I’ve taken an afternoon for myself. But here’s a little secret: I am a better wife, mother, worker, and writer when I make the time for me. I fill my mind, body, and spirit with things that are good for me so that I have something to give everyone else. They don’t tell you on the airplane to put on your oxygen mask first just so you can look silly for your kids. No. They know that you can’t help your kids if you’re gasping for air.
If you’re a writer, I’d love to have you come to my retreat in November. If you’re a reader, you can still come, but we will talk about some writer stuff too. If you can’t go, be sure to sign up on the retreat page for my newsletter to get tips on creativity and other fun self-care topics.
In closing, here is my challenge to you: TODAY, take some time to do something to care for yourself, whether it be to take a walk, read a good book, have a luxurious bubble bath, eat your favorite food (and really savor it, don’t just gulp it down on the way to someone’s practice), or something that you really love that will fill your body, mind, or spirit. You are worthy! So give yourself this gift. And, for those of you who post saying that you did something to care for yourself today, I will enter you in a drawing for a copy of The Lawman’s Redemption.
About Danica Favorite:
Multipublished author Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. Living in her dream home in the mountains, Danica is passionate about helping others live their dreams. After all, what fun is living your dreams alone?
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