“Go take a bath”“…its my favorite thing my husband has EVER said to me. (not really but last week it was) It had been one of those weeks where i felt SO close to the finish line yet every time i turned around something happened that pushed my running feet back a few steps. So off i went to take my bath, face mask and book in hand ready to relax and reset my mind for the rest of the week, but once i sank into that hot water i just laid there…and watched a peppa pig float by. Like many of you this time of “relaxing” quickly got overshadowed by the many things i was not doing at that moment, I had to literally force myself to breathe out so i could sink to the bottom and listen to just the sound of the water and not my to-do list. THATS when the simplest of ideas came to mind but probably the hardest one to apply, when i let my breath run out i would sink to the bottom of the tub all of the toys (which was a lot i have two toddlers) would rush over and cover me up completely. Once i couldnt hold my breathe any longer i rose right back up to the top and everything kind of moved aside dividing itself up all on it own…are you with me on the simplicity of that realization? When i didnt stop to breathe i was able to be quickly overwhelmed by everything in the tub (just like in real life) but when i took a big, deep, and relaxing breath I was able to float to the top and push all of the “stuff” out of the way…its SO simple right?!? But do we do that on a REGULAR basis? No.
I am fortunate enough to be heading into a “break” season for the next 2 months, Im a wedding photographer and ya know there arent a lot of people getting married in January? I already filled up my schedule with all of the other aspects of my business that i want to work on while im not shooting but than i took this bath and realized that i didnt take a deep breath this year…and it almost sank me. So to all of my mom-preneurs, my fellow photogs, my stay at home heros, and quite honestly any woman ever to walk the earth, take the time time BREATHE! Take the bath, binge watch the netflix show, go on the retreat or even out to lunch because there is no endeavour you can conquer when you cant think straight.