And we are back in the room!
I’m not sure why I haven’t been blogging recently. I have been really struggling to get a balance between life, work and general self care. I have big exciting projects for this blog and business, but I am not sure why I am struggling to take that one step forward. Can anyone else relate to this?
I think one of the most important things is to get out of a state of in-action and get back into action!
I initially was putting myself under a lot of pressure over here, to blog daily and show up in a big way. But the reality of that is whilst running a busy full time wedding photography business, moving house and planning my own wedding, my focus is really split at the moment. That being said, I listened to a really great podcast the other day by the wonderful Alex Beadon, and she reminded me that if you want something really bad, you will be willing to focus on it to make it come to life. I love this space and really want to nurture it and bring it into life the way I have envisioned for it and the plans and goals of where I want by Charlotte to go. So I am changing things up a little bit on my weekly work routine to accommodate a set time for me to be able to work on content for this space and the projects I have in the pipeline.
I want to talk about topics that are really interesting to you as the reader, to be inspired by, to learn something new, to have an insight into how I run my business and I hope that you love it!
The last couple of months I have tried to balance a lot of plates and an area I have been trying to give more time to is looking after myself. I know that sounds silly – but it is true.
Running my own business is pretty much 24/7 – I love it, I thrive off it and seeing how my hard work has been paying off over the last year is so rewarding. But between shooting weddings, photographing bloggers for their Instagram/Blog content, running my own social media, editing weddings, delivering client products, maintaining client communication and some form of blogging schedule (although a little non existent) and creating some behind the scenes projects for by Charlotte – as well as the few freelance jobs I have, it is a bit full on here work wise.
But making sure I still feel like I have my s**t together, making sure I have time for myself is really important and a crucial part. So yes that meant I was watching Love Island every night over the past 2 months….don’t judge or hate….it is a totally guilty pleasure and I hated the fact that I loved watching it! But also having lunch with friends sometimes, going for a longer dog walks in new places, learning something new and out of my comfort zone, mindless scrolling through Instagram home reno accounts just because, reading a magazine with one too many cups of teas, having a little bit of a relaxed morning, not stressing that I am not getting up at 6am every morning, treating myself to a few new pieces in my wardrobe and having fun days out at festivals making memories.
And you know what…all of these are ok. Part of me felt guilty for everything I just listed above in the moment. Guilty to be taking time out, to not be ticking things off the to-do list, to not be sitting at my desk or with my camera in hand. But now reflecting on it, it was totally fine and I think doing these things, no matter how big or small, had such a positive impact on me – whether that meant I had a bit of down time and relaxed, switched off for half and hour, a day whatever it was, it meant later in the day, or the following day I was way more recharged and ready to go, full of energy and ideas – ready to go!
I guess I just wanted to share this little insight today. Not prewritten or scheduled, just from myself today in the moment!
I’d love to hear from you below if you resonate with this at all.