Back to Reality!

It’s always a shock to the system getting back to work in January, but it certainly feels a bit different now that I’m self-employed! I’ve got lots of projectsΒ to work on over the next few months (sorry I can’t tell you yet) – and I’m really excited about getting 2015 started.

I don’t want to make you jealous, but the transition between Christmas holidays and back to work was pretty easy as I just had to get up and go to my lovely little workroom at home!

But there are downsides. When you work at home, it can be difficult to just shut the door and switch off from it. There is also a certain amount of guilt in not working when there is no-one to authorise your holiday (and no holiday pay). I often end up going a bit crazy with the diy and personal knitting, because if I’m busy doing something else I can justify not working!

My Christmas break was no different and I did a lot of bits and bobs but struggled to settle on one thing. As a result – I have one mitten, a stitched edge on a very unfinished rag rug, approx half a cardigan, an unfinished hexi blanket, an unfinished sofa arm cover and a bit more than half a scarf which was meant to be my boyfriends Christmas present (oops).

I was very busy doing bits of everything but didn’t finish anything! I don’t have new years resolutions as such – but I’m going to try to do the following –

  • Do a bit more ‘nothing’. My new mindfulness book and weekly pilates lessons should help with this.
  • Don’t start any new selfish making projects until I finish some. Focus!
  • Give myself a holiday allocation and try not to feel guilty about having days off.

How was your first week back to reality?!