I want to thank everyone for their kind feedback on my previous post. Deep down, I think we know that there are countless others with the same struggles as us, but it still helps to hear, "me too!" from someone else.
When I sat down to look at how my typical day goes, I realized how many gaps there are in my schedule that could easily be designated as "me time." One of the biggest culprits is my lunch break. I often work through my lunch, but on the days that I don't I find myself sitting at my desk looking at craft blogs and Pinterest, or going shopping. During lunch yesterday I wandered into Jenn's office and found her painting at her desk. A light went off in my head. There was plenty of time in the day for creativity, I just needed to seek it out.
Today I came to work armed with a wooden plaque I've been wanting to work on for nearly a month and my sketchbook. I cleared off my desk, turned on some music, and finally got to work. It was the perfect little break in the middle of my day, and it's left me feeling both relaxed and re-charged.
Of course, I won't have time for this every day, but it's important for me to be prepared for when I do find myself with a bit of extra time.