Hi there! Taking a little break from wedding talk and going into some personal business talk. I'm just going to come right out and say it- anyone else out there feeling like they've got little to no fuel left? Like you're running on auto pilot because that's the only way you can function at this point in the season- I'm with you! Running a business is tough. It's tough to cater to every single demand and you feel like you're being pulled in a million directions.
Let's take a moment here and choose our battles. I whole-heartedly understand the need and desire to fulfill every single client's wish and to bend over backwards so you can get that praise of satisfaction. Maybe that's the 1000 pound weight of perfectionism I tend to wear on my back talking, but if you own your own business, you can relate to pouring your heart and soul into a client or product. But let's think about this- is it worth losing ourselves over? Is it worth putting husbands, families, or our own self care on the back burner? Sounds pretty extreme when it's actually put into words, but that's what tends to happen sometimes and I've been a big offender!
By all means, hustle and do the work you love- just don't lose yourself in it because that is so easy to do. Take a moment each day to enjoy the things you love to do- run, watch a show, or go to Target without being in a rush. Maybe even sit down to drink your coffee without answering emails. Cook a full meal. Actually pray and spend time reading a devotional. Truly spend time with family and friends- without thinking about your work or checking your phone. I really want to do all of this. I should be doing all of this! It's time to turn this around and let my business work for me, not work for my business. With that said, I'm going to sign off and watch an episode of Downton Abbey without feeling guilty :)
Photo from Ginny Au's Dallas workshop. She's a styling master and I hope to share more of what I learned from that soon!