[by Kimberly Blom-Roemer]
There’s something that is often overlooked in our business. It is the most abused, but yet the most vitally important thing:
How are you taking care of you?
When was the last time you sat for 15 minutes quietly, unplugged from everything, and not waiting on something or trying to go to sleep? Can’t think that far back? Me either.
When was the last time you got on the “dread mill” or went to the gym? Though you have the best of intentions, you keep getting that “one more email” to take care of, just need to finish tweaking that image for delivery, or one more call to make. Suddenly it is late in the day and you’ll screw up your sleep if you exercise now.
The most important tool in your camera bag is actually carrying it!
Figure out what charges your batteries. Hiking, biking, museums, day trip, whatever, and… here’s the clincher… DO IT. Schedule time in your calendar if that is what it takes – and KEEP THAT APPOINTMENT.
Though we have the best of intentions trying to keep everything going from the business, if we don’t get ourselves physically AND mentally out the door once in a while, everything in our business will suffer. Creativity, productivity… and eventually, Sanity!
Kimberly Blom-Roemer is a Gulf Coast Architectural Photographer that has a monumental problem resisting the temptation of working 24/7. Is there an app for that?
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