While I love being motivated, productive, feeling accomplished and inspired, there are some times and some days where I have to take a step back and chill out. There are also days where I’m not motivated, so I decide to give my mind a break from constantly going. Because I might not physically be working, but I’m constantly putting my brain to use – by visualizing, planning, working out problems and taking in new information.
So during this time, I indulge my guilty pleasures. I don’t mean to imply that I feel guilty for doing this, or that I’m embarrased to like these things. Honestly there isn’t a real reason for labeling them that, but I just do. Sometimes I’m into different things, and currently my guilty pleasures are:
Some people collect stamps, baseball cards, hats or shot glasses. I collect nail polish. I currently have 83 bottles. Yes I know this is alot. Yes I know I can’t wear them all; there are some bottles that I’ve never worn. But I greatly enjoy selecting a color, the steps of removing and applying a new color, and the 20 minutes or so of being still during this process. I also really enjoy reading nail polish blogs, such as All Lacquered Up and shopping for new polishes online.
You may not think of this as a guilty pleasure, but there are times when I sleep too much. Most likely I oversleep because I’m catching up on sleep. I have times where I don’t get very much sleep at all – I’m talking less than 3 hours a night. Sometimes its insomnia keeping me awake, and sometimes ideas are just pouring through my mind, and I’m so excited by life that I don’t want them to stop. So when this isn’t the case, and I have the time, I indulge in naps.
As much as I get on folks for watching TV, I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures is reading historical romance. There’s something about those Regency-era lords and ladies falling in love that allows me to escape. Having the Kindle app on my iPhone doesn’t help! A new book is always right at my fingertips.
Historical Romance Novels
Flash Mob Videos
OMG I love these! I love the reactions from the people in the crowd around the mob, and participating in one looks like alot of fun. Search for “flash mob dance” on Youtube for similar videos.