No time?

This is an incredible thing…time. I have the power to control my life and decide how a I spend my time every day but, do I do it well? I don’t think so. I try but, I don’t think I truely spend my time on the things I value the most.

If I had to order my values I’d say family and faith first. But, really, is that what my life shows? Not at this season…cause most of what I do is work, pack, clean, and take care of needs. (I’m not complaining…You know I love my job but, this is my crazy season and it’s my first time doing it with 2 kids!)

I was talking this through with a couple of friends. I want to make changes but, how do you do that when you have tons of “stuff” to do?

Here’s what I came up with:

-Get up before your kids and spend time being quiet

-Eat well and take time to exercise (sounds easy but, when you’re stressed it’s the thing you need the most and the first thing to be dropped)

-Order your day, make a schedule and cross things off – I need to see what I’m accomplishing and see where I’m spending time.

-Ask for help and when friends step up…don’t say no! Don’t pull away from those who love you and will be there to help you through! Listen to their advice cause they may have a clearer perspective on my life.

-Talk to your husband. I’m an external processor and feel better just by talking things out!

-Take time for fun and just breathe! Go outside! It’s gorgeous out and it will make me feel better.

I’d love to hear from you! I know a ton of mom’s and photographers routinely read my blog…any suggestions?

www.noemiphotography.com

Jenny - September 16, 2008 - 9:47 am

I came across this site and I thought it had good ideas about taking time for yourself and enhancing your self-esteem. It’s relgious, but not too preachy. http://www.beliefnet.com/gallery/honorthyself.html

KS Dallas - September 16, 2008 - 11:15 am

I worked for a photographer for a short time and one piece of advice that I can offer is to stick to a work schedule as much as possible. I realize when you have long time customers you want to take care of but you have to take care of yourself, too. Unfortunately, you can help everyone all the time. If you are booked – you are booked. I know this is easier than it sounds but you have to be able to say no sometimes. Just my 2 cents worth…

KS

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