Taking Time Off

I've mentioned it before, but this year has been about setting business goals and accomplishing them. I've been told and read quite a few times that if you actually write your goals down then you are more likely to get them done. If you're anything like me then you probably thought "yeah yeah..." and just went on with your life. Well, I actually wrote mine down at the beginning of 2016 and what do ya know? IT WORKS. I had 3-4 plans that I needed to make happen this year and I only have one more left to complete! I still have a few months before 2017 so I'm not too worried.

Confession, I'm a procrastinator. I always felt that I wrote my best essays two hours before it was due. ;)  Please tell me I'm not alone!

One of the things that came to my mind is how happier I am once I decided to stop working on Sundays. After all, God did designate the Sabbath as a day of rest and worship. When I first started out in the photography world I took every session that came at me. Even though I was ecstatic to be working, I was also missing out on fun events. Now that Nate is off on the weekends and we have Grant, it was a no brainer that I needed make more time for my family. Whether it's attending church together, hanging out in the driveway, or going to the mall, we're making memories. I am there. 

So my advice to you business owners... take a day off out of the week to recharge your creative batteries! As much as you may live and breathe your job, you run the risk of getting burnt out. Set aside that one day to spend with family, friends, or heck... treat yourself! You deserve it and your family deserves your presence too.