Greetings from the enchanted forest! I hope you made many magical Wednesday wishes today! (Now start believing that they will come true!)

It sure is busy here at the enchanted tree house! In the wee hours of morning, I write and rehearse brand new enchanting stories for my springtime storytelling programs. Then I head off to tell tales to classes of brilliant smiling faces. By the time I get home, I am much too tired for the internet or other social activities. So I have been relishing in magic time (aka alone time).

Magic time is essential for your ideas to bloom and for your creativity to flow. Do you squeeze enough alone time into your calendar every week?

This week, try breaking away from other people and enjoy some quiet time with yourself. This doesn’t mean you’re avoiding friends and family or that you’re morphing into a secluded forest hermit. It just means you’re taking time to recharge your own batteries and to tune into yourself.

Right now the world needs us to be our very best brilliant selves, so this self-care exercise is essential! Find a quiet nook and try some of these magic time activities:

  1. Snuggle up with a blanket and read a “feel-good” book
  2. Write a “feel-good” book or story
  3. Journal & doodle- both give us insight into who we are, what we need and where we’re going
  4. Take a walk in nature
  5. Play an instrument or get lost in your favorite musical world
  6. Create art- don’t organize a craft project, let go and let your artwork take shape on it’s own

My sparkling magic time masterpieces for the enchanted garden:

Make a point to find alone time each day this week and spend some alone time with nature this weekend. You will be amazed at how inspired, refreshed and creative you will feel!

Showering you with love, magic and wonderful Wednesday wishes!!

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13 Responses to Hush hush…it’s magic time

  1. Jan says:

    Happy Spring Emmy Blue!!! I literally squealed with delight when I saw this new post! I love your blog so much and love this reminder! I hope all of your Wednesday wishes come true too!

  2. Pam Radner says:

    What? Nooooooo! Don’t write new spring stories! We LOVE your Squatchie legends and want to hear them again! SQUATCHIE! SQUATCHIE! SQUATCHIE!

    Portland loves SQUATCHIE stories (and Emmy Blue)!

  3. Joan says:

    Hello to you Emmy Blue!
    I am sure that your enchanted garden is filled with magical fairies who will adore your sparkling stones! Will you be telling your tales at Faerie World this year down in Eugene? I do hope to hear your magical tales very soon! Just love your unique and delicate views!
    Happiness and peace, Joan

    • emmy says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I don’t know anyone running Faerie World this year, so I am not sure how I would get invited. (I would love to tell some enchanted faerie tales there.) However, I will be in attendance and perhaps I will try to schedule some storytelling programs down in Eugene very soon! Xx

  4. Greg says:

    I find that journaling first thing in the morning gets my creativity started too. Great ideas here. Are your springtime storytelling programs open to the public?

    • emmy says:

      Hello Greg. Most of my programs are in schools or at birthday parties. However, I will be performing at the Washington County museum several times in May. I will post the details on this blog and my facebook page. Thank you!

  5. Leanne says:

    I love the idea of having some magic time of my very own. As the mother of three, finding time for myself is difficult…let alone finding any creative time. The fact that you merged the two together makes me think that I can ask my mate to watch the kiddos while mommy has her magic and creative time! Thanks again, you are amazing, Emmy Blue.

  6. Heather says:

    True true. I don’t spend magic time with myself. You inspire me to try new things, Emmy Blue! Who knows maybe I will write some enchanting tales too!

    BTW- My sister-in-law saw you last week and just loved you! Will you be having children’s storytelling programs in Portland this summer? Or creative writing workshops? Please let me know because I would love to see more of you! Thx.

  7. Kristy Marie says:

    Sweet and simple!! Thank you for sharing your bright light with me today, Emmy! ;-)

  8. Sue says:

    I absolutely LOVE THIS! For some reason, this week has been filled with angry people. I try to remind myself that it’s not me, it’s them, but their issues still effect me! On my commute home (while dodging road-ragers), I was trying to come up with a way to feel better after being around all of these bad moods. Thank goodness I checked my email and saw this Emmy Blue update! You are a life-saver! Seriously, I love this and love you for posting it!

  9. Fitting my magic time into the day is essential. It can feel selfish at times, but when it refuels you, it’s not selfish. I hope.

  10. Sarah says:

    Happy Spring hon!!! Oooo am loving the longer days! I walk when I am troubled..or cause it is beautiful..or just because I need a breather! But..to get my creative juices going I take a nice long bath with some soundtrack music playing and I let my muse speak to me. Happy Saturday hon, Sarah:)

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