Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Stress Buster - Handmade Embellishments For All Types Of Journals

How to combat the stress from dealing with coronavirus - Writing!
Whether you're making an art journal, bullet journal or junk journal you need to have pretty handmade embellishments to give it your own personal style.

Pro tips:

1. Keeping a daily gratitude and hope journal is a great way to get rid of the stressful feelings that may be bottled up inside of you right now.

2. Deep breathing is another way to let the stress out.  Do at least 15 slow deep breaths every morning and at bedtime to relieve your body of the tightness in your chest.

Have you heard of planner swag?  I hadn't either until I started watching more and more YouTube videos in the journal and crafting world.  It basically means a pretty flower made of any number of materials in any size or shape to add to the front of the cover that will showcase your style.

 I've been making fabric flowers for years as lapel pins or brooches.  They are full of lush layers of colorful and monochromatic combinations of cotton blend fabrics.  I always add a vintage button to the center for the finishing touch.  They measure 2 to 4 inches wide and about 1 inch thick.

I include one in every DIY embellishment kit in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.  They are on sale in my clearance section for March at 50% off the regular price.  I will be removing them at the end of the month from my main product line.  So, if you want to grab one of these deals head on over now and pick up the one you like.

Pro tips:

3. Gardening is a great way to reduce stress levels. Get outside and start planting those heirloom seeds. Or pick up plants at your local nursery.  There are a lot of great gardening videos on YouTube.

 Plant a variety of vegetables and fruit plants in your garden.  I'm doing raised bed container gardening this year.  We came up with a fun way to bring something whimsical to our backyard wildlife habitat.  I'll post the final pictures once it is complete.  You're gonna love it!

Strawberry plant.  Great for you and the friends of nature that visit your backyard.

If you want a ready made journal so that you can get to writing now and relief that stress level in a hurry.  Head on over to my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine and pick up one of my beautiful and colorful exclusive handmade journals today.

Click Here to see the entire selection.  We know you're gonna love using it and writing your daily hopes and grateful thoughts in while dealing with this situation.

4. Make a Video - Start recording a daily video of how you feel about this current pandemic situation.  Then once this is all over with you can watch them and learn what you did that helped and what you did that needs improvement.  This way when it happens again and it will, you'll be better equipped to deal with the situation from a place of reference.

How does it make you feel?  
What are you doing to combat those feelings?  
How are you staying in touch with family and friends?
Watch my video on YouTube about the different types of journals and why you need to have one.  Click Here

Pro tip:
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Best of Health to you and your family.

Sending You Sunshine from Florida.


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