What if being "unproductive", was actually "productive"?

Here's a repost from a fellow photographer's blog that I found intriguing.  Being an "overachiever" myself, one of my biggest pet peeves is feeling "unproductive".  I have often times worked through lunch just to catch up from less productive moments in the day and to squeeze out every last second of the work week to accomplish everything I hope to accomplish.  Getting up from the computer to use the restroom or even eat, can "feel" difficult when your plate is, figuratively, full.

What if "focus", at least all the time, was actually overrated?  Overachiever ADD types rejoice!  ;)

This article, once again enforces that self-care (i.e. taking a break, eating, even a massage or pedicure, maybe?!) is NOT selfish.  If we don't take care of ourselves, how can we take care of ANYTHING else.  So for any other workaholic mommy business owners out there who have ever felt "guilty" for taking a little you time... this maybe just what we need to hear.  Again :)

The Overachiever’s Guide To Taking a Break

 

A quick shout out to our vendors...

Vendors don't get a lot of love... and being a "vendor", from time to time, it's nice to get a little recognition.  Here's a shout out to our favorite packaging supplier... Rice Studio Supply and their sister company Dazo Packaging.  We love what you do, you help us make our product look pretty!  :)

Labor Day...

Now, I'm not sure if it's just me, but I came back to the studio after the long holiday weekend to find that every business that possibly had my email address, sent out a "Labor Day" promo email.  Almost 900 (mainly junk) emails later, I actually get to "get to work".  It's super frustrating.  I like to hear from vendors occasionally, but it won't take too many more days of promo like this, before I'm going on an inbox witch hunt, where many of these vendors will be going straight to my junk email folder.  This is the main reason why I've personally chosen not to send out "advertising" emails.  Now on the other end of the spectrum... I've also heard that clients would like a more efficient way than FB to keep in touch, so when there are special promotions and charity events, they can be informed of them.  So, where is that happy medium?  Just curious as this was fresh on my mind after this morning's email frenzy...

Ok, here I go....

Hum... this whole blog thing.  I've resisted for the longest time, however with my youngest child now starting her first year of kindergarten, 5 days a week- I figure I have no excuse.  Please excuse my potential mess ahead of time.  I honestly and truly have no idea what I'm doing, as I have never blogged before, and gulp... I'll admit it... I don't even read or follow any blogs.  However, I have been informed that I am NOT the majority and so I vow to work on making progress of keeping things more current than "just on FB".  I plan on adding to and properly setting this up, sooner than later, however today is my birthday and I'm going shopping.  That's all for now :)