SELF CARE WEEK - 16TH - 22ND APRIL 2018 - INSTAGRAM (@womenrockingbusiness)
As a photographer, I work on my own for the majority of the time. I sit at my desk editing photographs, doing admin tasks, planning shoots, and so on. I have little face-to-face contact with other people and in times of stress and busy periods I have no one to help me, or discuss problems with, or to take over if really necessary! This is in stark contrast to when I used to work for the NHS as a manager for a number of busy surgery departments in a large teaching hospital. There I always had a team around me, people to talk to, and we each had well defined roles in line with our strengths. No, as a small business owner we need to wear ALL the hats and be all things to all people, and that is very tough!
For me, this means I can often find myself feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and very low.
Do you find you are sometimes feeling the same?
Well I have decided to dedicate the whole of next week to talking about the importance of SELF CARE in our lives and I welcome you to join me!
Self care is accessible, applicable, and beneficial to everyone, but it's one thing knowing the benefits and quite another to prioritise it. In our busy busy lives we can forget to properly nourish ourselves mentally and physically, we forget that we are important, we prioritise other peoples needs above our own, and that can only lead to one thing. Unnecessary stress and burn out.
So please do join me, and my very special expert guests, on Instagram every day next week, to talk about all things self care. Learn techniques to help yourself manage your stressful life, share your own personal experiences, and connect with other people who feel the same way you do. It could just be the best thing you do for you and your business!
Lots of love,
Women Rocking Business
Jenny Ryan is the Award Winning photographer behind Women Rocking Business and Indigo + Violet Photography.