Something I’ve learned over the past few years is I can’t do my best creative work when I’m not taking care of myself . . . When I’m nourished, and when my body feels good, I’m better able to access the inspiration stores inside of me.

It doesn’t really matter what you do, just that you seek out a few ways to nurture yourself during the day.  – Nicole Gulotta

I like this advice. It makes sense and it seems balanced. To nurture myself I’m aiming to get a good night’s rest, make more meals at home, and practice meditation. Some days I am successful, other days I fall back to old habits. I try not to beat myself up when I don’t hit the mark.

To jump start my home-cooked meals plan, I’m joining in a Comfort Foods Freezer Workshop sponsored by Wildtree products today. The idea is to prepare and freeze 10 meals all at once so we’ll be more likely to eat at home rather than going out. Just to be clear, I’ve done my share of meal planning, shopping and cooking. And I’d rather be doing something else – something I really enjoy. But there are drawbacks to eating out, take-out, and convenience foods – for my pocketbook and my waistline. So, I need to make this eat-at-home thing a priority.

Sure hope it works because I made one heck of a mess in my kitchen!

Day 84

Day 84