beating the winter blahs #5 : accept the blahs

coloring pages from valentina ramos
sometimes i just need to accept that i’m just not going to have the energy to be productive when the days are short and cold. i need to remember to embrace it, get under the blankets, and pop in a movie. or get to that reading pile. and always include buttered popcorn. but before getting too comfortable, consider doing a little coloring. last week valentina posted amazing coloring pages, and i’ve been spending 15-20 minutes each night coloring since then. and i’ve found that it’s very meditative: i can’t focus on anything other than the coloring, otherwise i’ll go outside of the lines. but i can also let my mind wander as i go, and after a 15 minute session i feel renewed. there should be more coloring book options for grown-ups!

happy weekend! beat the blahs!

beating the blahs #4 : try something new

beating the blahs #3 : finish what you started

beating the blahs #2 : pick up a zine

beating the blahs #1 : take a class

11 responses to “beating the winter blahs #5 : accept the blahs”

  1. julia says:

    those pages are awesome! and for about a year now, i’ve been making myself take just 15 minutes to be creative each day (usually knitting). so even if i don’t have the energy/time to take on a big project, i can still feel like i’ve accomplished something and i get that nice relaxed feeling that comes from creating something. happy weekend jen!

  2. rachel awes says:

    jen, i’ve just drooled over your past few posts,
    & all i can say is… i want to play with you!
    you have the best toys! xox

  3. Valentina says:

    Ohhh the coloring pages! I love what are your doing ;)

  4. jackie says:

    omg – color pages! i love color pages! when the kids were little i would order coloring books from those creative/science kid catalogs, but it was just an excuse so that i could color with them! off to print them out now…

  5. Ayama says:

    you are never too old to colour. it’s the reason why i make a lot of my own resources…..

  6. Leslie says:

    When I was young we had a book full of similar coloring pages…I loved it!

  7. la ninja says:

    you’re a star in the sky.
    positive thinking, positive acting.
    colourful evenings.
    and… spring’s round the corner, mate.

  8. Fawne says:

    I agree! There should be more coloring books for adults!

  9. Lynn says:

    Wonderful! Downloaded and will definitely enjoy coloring.

  10. claire says:

    Ooooh – thanks for sharing this. I see coloring in my future!

  11. Chandler says:

    Man, even your blah-est days are bursts of color! I know you may not always feel it, but you’re such an inspiration. When I’m having a winter blah day, I like to come visit you online!

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