Photographers & Small Business Owners Self Care
Summertime is overdrive for us. Do you know how crazy it gets for accountants in April? Well, Summertime is like that for Wedding Photographers in the Midwest!
Starting Mid-May to usually November, we photograph 1-2 weddings a week! We can go into December with family session editing! In between the days are filled with shooting, editing, culling, emailing, marketing, blogging and so much office work. Also, meetings with future clients, along with clients to help plan final timelines. Or just for fun meetings to chat details! While trying to figure in time to sleep and spend time with friends and family.
Oh, you know all those things that you see other people doing during the Summer Months!? Like, boating on the lake, drinks by the Terrace, or going on hikes just for fun! Every year I promise myself I need to relax more, enjoy the Summer more. Before I blink my eye and the leaves are already turning colors! Justin always tells me to enjoy life more too!
Ever since we moved to our new apartment in Middleton Wisconsin, a new self care regimen started! Especially in the Summertime! I now do things to ensure I take care of myself, my business and our relationship.
Our Summertime Self Care:
— I clock out at 6 PM most nights! This is so important! With the long nights, I clock out on non-session nights to enjoy the sunsets and get out of the house with Justin!
— I go to the gym after clocking out. Even if I just go for the TV! Yes, my motivation is to watch TV! We do not have TV channels in our apartment! The gym helps me shut down and relieve some stress. OH and on the bad days, I punch the punching bag!
— After the gym I change, grab a drink and Justin – then jump in the pool! AS soon as I jump into that water, the day, good or bad, just washes away! We stay in until the sun sets – or the bugs chase us away! But, we do bring out Thermacell down with us, so part of the pool is bug(ish) free!
I am getting back into the swing of things and my self-care as Summer kicks off!
We’ve already photographed 5 weddings this year and multiple families and branding sessions! Also, getting into the new workflow of this blog with Natural Intuition Photography and launching Rad Photographers Retreat 2020 in July!
The pool just opened last week, and we are so excited to jump in it soon! Maybe even tonight, even if it’s chilly and cloudy!