Today, Margy and I made art together. She was coloring Celtic goddesses, and I made this fun wheel. It is on the model of a chore wheel–you know, where you spin the dial and know who is doing dishes, or laundry, or sweeping the floor. Only this is for activities that bring joy. Since that is not always my forte. So this way, I can spin the dial, and have a suggestion for a fun thing to do.
I constructed a wheel out of cardboard and paper, and then I brainstormed a list of ideas for activities. I decided to categorize them by the four elements–Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Because I am a witch and that is how my mind works. Plus it occurred to me that to care for ourselves, it might be good to have nourishment in all four elements. Then I decorated with stickers.
We were listening to music while we made art! Plus I took a break to drink a cup of tea and play with Sassy… so that is air, fire, water and earth in one afternoon. In the center is traditionally the element of spirit, and I thought to add new places, new ideas, new activities, and gratitude to fill out the center of the circle. Today, doing art is our new activity.
What I noticed: in my original list of activities, the fewest were for water–I had to ponder that and add a couple more. In my everyday life, most of the activities for earth and air already happen every day, fewer for fire and water. What do you do for fun and self-care?
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