I took a short hiatus a couple weeks ago, and it honestly could not have come at a better time.
Unplugging for four days was truly refreshing. YES, you read that right – FOUR days.
Granted I still took some photos (the sunsets were unreal!), but I did not bring my DSLR, nor did I answer one email.
Instead, I read 4.5 books, went to the spa, relaxed by the pool, ordered room service, and slept more than I have since April. Sure, a Ritz Carlton resort will do that for you no matter where you are in life, but I appreciated the luxury.
I didn’t work out, nor did I attempt to eat healthily – alllllll the carbs please! Instead, I focused on my mental state.
I used to roll my eyes at wedding photographers – or people in general – who said they needed to take a break to readjust their “creative mind.” I respected it, but I didn’t understand it.
If you are constantly creative shouldn’t it just come naturally?
I mean, how on earth does someone burn out from this job?
Ahh, my naive brain! Goodness! *shakes head.
To answer: yes, many people have that natural creative instinct.
But if you are always focused on being creative your actions will run a fine line with routine.
And routine kills creatives.
It diminishes spontaneity. It restricts the space in your head where you can see inspiration.
Sometimes taking a break, to stop the NEED to be creative, and focus on the WANT to see creatively, helps.
And that is exactly what I did!
Mkkay, done with the life lesson! Enjoy your day loves! // xo