The Importance of "Me" Time

Hi Friends,

Do you ever feel like there simply aren't enough hours in the day? That's how we feel right now. Every day is just so jammed pack that the days and weeks are flying by. If only there were 30 hours in the day, life would be so good. Right now Ash is finishing up our Spring 2012 line sheets (the new styles and colors are amazing- can't wait to show you!) while I am blogging and filling online orders. We are so lucky to work together- we always say we feel like machines when we stop and look at we accomplish in a single day together. We feel so lucky because we love every minute of every jam packed day (except for this moment when Pages is giving Ashley a hard time and keeps unexpectedly quitting, stupid technology!). 

You know the saying: If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life? That's how we feel- truly lucky and blessed to be doing what we love. The thing with starting your own business, though, is that it is sometimes hard to shut it off, so to speak. ash&dans is our baby, our brainchild, and sometimes it's difficult to tear ourselves away from our baby. Even when we're out at dinner with friends, we sometimes can't help but talk about ash&dans- Ash will always have a new idea for a new style or event at any given moment. 

But with all the busyness and craziness, it is important to take time out for yourself. We have finally started to embrace the concept of "me" time, something that is easy to forget when you are so entrenched in work. Our favorite activity for "me" time: taking Exhale's Core Fusion class. For one hour of the day, we put all of our thoughts, stresses and work aside (and finally turn off those cell phones!) and just focus on ourselves. Sure, it's an intense workout, but it feels so good physically and mentally to do something to better yourself. A special shout out to Anna Gagie for today's class- you kick our butts in class and really know how to make us challenge ourselves. 

Weather permitting, we like to take morning walks on Fridays for "us" time. Getting outside, walking along the Hudson, we get some of our best inspiration. Peeling ourselves away from our computers, we often find creative and business ideas flow more freely. What do you like to do for "me" time? Is it spending time with a friend, reading a book over a cup of coffee, getting a manicure, taking a walk? We like to know what our fans like to do. Just hope you're rocking an ash&dans scarf while you're doing it.

Have a great day everyone and check in tomorrow!




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