When you are feeling guilty about your rubber stamping time, you shouldn’t. Everyone has these feelings, at least I have in the past. It’s not good for you, or me.
As a person, wife, mother, educator, creator, and housekeeper (using that term lightly), I often feel exhausted to the point where I haven’t felt like doing anything. It’s just easier to sit on the couch and binge Big Little Lies on HBO.
Then, I hear this voice in the back of my head, saying things like “You could be stamping…” or ” You have all that new pre-order product from Stampin’ Up! in your room, go use it.”
The whispers start getting louder, until the guilt starts setting in. I need to be using my time better, or you just spent that money, go use the supplies!
Have you ever felt that way?
The Cycle of Feeling Guilty About Your Rubber Stamping Time
Guilty No More
I need you to listen to me right now. If you have ever felt this way, it is OK.
And not necessary.
Hobbies are supposed to be fun. They are not meant to stress you out or make you feel guilty. Whatever hobby you participate in, enjoyment is the main objective.
Don’t beat yourself up about not using your supplies, books, yarn, flour, or whatever materials your hobby entails. You already have them. You already found a spot for them. They will sit there until you are ready.
Because you will be ready one day. Your materials will be there when you want and need them. They can’t walk themselves out of your home. They wait patiently for you to use them again.
3 Tips to Finding More Time to Stamp
- Put it on your calendar- if you make time for it in your schedule, you are more likely to do it.
- Be prepared- next time you are driving in your car, think ahead to what special occasions are coming up. When you know you have a birthday coming up, you are more likely to make that card.
- Stamp while watching TV- pulling all your materials out to sit on the couch doesn’t make sense, but stamping a few images and coloring them while watching TV might surprise you to see how much you accomplish.
- Give yourself permission- it’s OK for you to take time for yourself. In fact, it is imperative that you do. Stamping is such a stress reliever, and it is almost instant gratification.
If you are looking for some inspiration that will only take a few minutes of your time to have a beautiful creation, look here.
I hope you see that you don’t have to feel guilty about your rubber stamping time. Go ahead, give yourself permission to take your things out when you are feeling enthusiastic and excited, knowing that your feelings about your hobby may ebb and flow. And it is OK!