Tap into what makes you feel like YOU by following your enthusiasm. Each week we’ll discuss finding joy, mental wellness and enthusiasm by finding time and energy to do more of what feels fun. Yes, FUN, even in times of big transition, in the middle of caregiving, in your life.
Gardening, reading, sewing and knitting are how I follow my enthusiasm. How do you follow yours?
The lie of time management
I know, you think you would get more done, and feel less overwhelmed, if you were only better at your time management. But that’s not the problem.
Today we're looking at three things that will help more than a new planner.
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Best Books For Mental Health
A listener asked me for some book recommendations so here are my top favorites in memoir, non-ficition, brain science and encouragement.
Find the entire list of books here:
How I followed by Enthusiasm after Burnout
It’s my hope that by talking about what helped me, I can help you feel less overwhelmed, less disconnected from your life and more tapped into what brings you joy.
Let’s just get right into it: Following your enthusiasm, really nerding out is the way to feel like yourself again. If you, like most of us, have had to take on new caregiver roles during the pandemic or this stage of life - maybe it’s kids, a sick spouse, your parents need care. A lot of us are in the stage of life where we just have more caregiver roles than ever. And while that can feel good and fulfilling…sometimes it doesn’t. In some situations it just feels….hard.
WHY I QUIT my podcast & how I’m back (things are changing)
It’s back, baby!
In todays episode I share why I had to stop podcasting, how my family TRIPLED and what’s next for the podcast.
Explore Your Enthusiasm was a weekly creative business show for 6 years. We talked marketing, time, goal-setting and profitability in your creative work. And then, pandemic one April, newborn in NICU in July and three more kiddos (under 4yo), in September.
But I’m ready to come back. Listen in to what’s changed and what you can expect next.
Find the new site at TaraSwiger.com (soon!)
Valuable, not-status-quo insights
We’re not usually taught to follow our excitement in our work and lives, so I love that Tara focuses on enthusiasm. The conversations she’s hosting about exploring more of what you truly want out from your business and using enthusiasm as your guide are so important.
Practical help for your crafty business
I’ve been listening to this podcast for several years and Tara never fails to talk about something that is helpful and timely for my yarn business. Her style is conversational and it feels like you’re sitting down to chat over coffee with a friend: a very knowledgeable friend who has the experience and research to support what she is saying. I can truly say that my business would not be as successful without Tara’s awesome information.
Fairy Tale Knits
Love Tara so much! She breaks down things I didn't understand about business before into understandable language and explains how it affects my hand made business.