Weekly reminder 4/21

This is your friendly reminder to:

  • Put yourself first — without guilt or shame or question. Give YOURSELF the best you have to offer, for a change. Take yourself out for a hike or a dessert or just allow yourself a nap. Nurturing yourself is not selfish. It is a necessity.
  • Put down the phone — it’s the only way you can be present in the here and now with yourself and the environment around you. Make it a practice. Start small (30 minutes of undivided attention to something or someone) and try increasing the time limit. You’ll notice how irrelevant some of that digital noise becomes when you aren’t constantly responding to it.
  • Put that plan into action — you know the one where you create all these beautiful things in your head? Stop stopping yourself from starting. Don’t just plan … do it! There will never be the perfect moment, the perfect idea, the perfect outcome. There’s just putting ourselves out there and trusting that doing our best is enough.

Take good care. You’ve got this!

Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and “discovered“ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

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