I listened to a podcast by Ricë Freeman-Zachery, interviewing Karen Wallace, an art therapist and there was one point in it that really hit me. When Karen said to take your work clothes off and put on your play clothes. I mean, all that was discussed on the podcast was great advice for self-reflection and understanding…but that one statement was just genius to me. It’s about prepping yourself for a change, like the switching of scenes in a play. Sometimes we say getting in the mood to do xyz. If we have something physical or have a ritual that we can associate with a certain activity, it must become second nature. It makes total sense, yet only now do I realize how powerful that really is.

Not to say that I want to condition myself senselessly into art mode, versus work mode, versus cleaning mode…haha. I’m no robot! But it just seems to make so much sense…to put on your play clothes – literally – when it’s time to play. Why not?! It’s like, let me get comfortable…when you get home you change into comfy clothes, right? Either I’ve just been dense before or this is small potatoes…but I just thought that was the coolest point. Let me go make myself a crafty apron…

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