Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Do you ever feel tired of everything?

I was laying in bed last night and thought how worn out I am since I started selling online. Nope, not complaining, just relieving myself of the thoughts. I dont want any negative thoughts to be bringing me down, so I am releasing them.....

I have no time to meditate anymore. That saddens me. Yes, I know that if you want something so bad you can make it happen, but I dont want to fall a sleep while trying to relax and get into the meditative state of mind.

I have not healed myself with Reiki since last summer. I do send it out to people that request it, but have failed to do so for myself. My hands tingle every time I think of it and I think that it flows into my creams and lotions every time I make them - cuz I am so focused and doing it with huge love.

I just need a break from all the promoting, bookmarking, forums activites, marketing.....I grew so tired of ALL social networks. I rarely go on Twitter, I dont feel like I have anything to say in the forums of Etsy, ArtFire or any of my soap groups that I belong to.....I feel bad about the soapgroups though, because I am there and its like a free advertisement and I am doing nothing. Same thing about my Pagans of Etsy group. I love my pagan friends, LOVE them - but I find myself with less and less time to pay attention to all.

Why cant someone else do all of this for me? Since when are the artists holding the jobs that maybe 2 other people would fill in for? Market, promote, design of labels....I mean, c'mon! Why cant I just stay in my kitchen and cook up the creams and lotions, huh?

Ok, done for now.....Listen to me Universe, I do see myself happy, healthy and succesful! Bring it down on me!


Kathleen Coy said...

Hey sweetie, I hear ya. It's so easy to get overwhelmed with it all! In fact you sound like me about a month ago... Just take a deep breath and do what you can do. I had to neglect twitter, and most forums too. Then I changed my tune whenever I started telling someone "I don't have enough time." Instead, now I say "I have all the time in the world for everything I want to do." It seems to be working,(it takes a little time to change a belief system) or at least I'm not as stressed about it, and if I have an extra moment I will post to twitter or a forum, but I don't stress anymore if I can't.
Hugs to you, eventually all the time spent marketing will pay off and we won't have to do it so much. :-)

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Thank you Kathleen :-) I am a total believer in positive thoughts and affirmations, but sometimes I slip....just a human thing to do :-)

I'll stop stressing it, I'll make my time to sit down on the couch and watch some TV, I'll put time aside to read a book....ooooh, how I miss sittin in the evening and reading something :-)

I am working on getting myself back in track :-)

You are wonderful Kath :-) May the Universe bestow you with everything you need :-)

Duni said...

I haven't been 'in the business' long yet, but I still know the feeling...all my energy seems to be spent on promotion, being active in the networks etc, instead of creating. I make a point of taking a break at tea-time. For me drinking a nice cup of tea is as good as meditating. If you're lucky enough to have nice weather...go for a walk. It really clears the mind!

Don't stress too much!


Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Hey, Duni :-) Us that havent been in the business that long stress it out, cuz we still have to adjust to the lifestyle....slowly but surely though :-)

Hibiscus Moon said...

No matter how much time that it takes out of your day...go back to meditating and Reiki. It will bring you back yoru balance. I am guilty of not doing the meditating as much as I should myself, but I know I have to. That is a goal of mine.

Celestite said...

Take time, light a candle and meditate. The social networks can wait, some of that other stuff can wait. Give yourself 15 minutes.

This is a personal request. I need you to keep pouring your energy into those wonderful potions you make. I am on the receiving end of that energy so this is a selfish request.


Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

You are right, Hibiscus. When I was doing it on daily basis, I felt more calm and happy.

Celestite...shame on your

I promised myself, as soon as hubby starts his night shift again, I am having the nights to myself and I am getting back to meditating and reiki.

Nancy said...

I feel your pain, it can get exhausting at times, especially when sales are slow, it's hard to get motivated! I just try to remind myself, what else would I be doing that would ultimately make me this happy and most days, not all, but most days, it works ;)

Daethian said...

So easy to get burnt out. I go in phases. I typically avoid forums to cut down on the amount of catch up I have to do. Artfire is hard enough for me to remember to check!

I practice TM and it's hard for me to get 2 sessions in a day but when I do it is so worth it!

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Nancy and are right, its very easy to get burned out even though physically you are not really doing anything. I am taking a few days break and starting Monday I am going at it again. I am checking on the stores only to see if someone has a question to ask or if there is an order to pack. Other than that, I have been playing some games on Facebook to clear my mind and I have been spending time with the family. right about how hard it is to remember all the sites and all the places that you have to visit if there is a plethora of have to organize them in