Dear Female Photographer,
It’s been dark and dreary around here the last few days and it’s leaving me feeling very unmotivated! Although the birds that chirp outside my window assure me it’s spring, the chilly dampness seems to say otherwise. The forecast for this week calls for more of the same … drizzle and gray. So this week, my goals are all about amping up my energy so I can GET MORE DONE! Maybe they’ll help you get moving, too!
ONE: Get my heart rate up for a few minutes before sitting down to work.
I would LOVE to be one of those people who wakes up in the morning, works out, and then starts her day off energized. When I work out first thing in the morning, I actually feel a bit sick afterwards. I’ve discovered that for me, mid-afternoons or evenings are a better time for exercise. That being said, I’ve long heard that cardio before work in the morning can boost your brain and lead to increased productivity. What entrepreneur doesn’t want increased productivity?! This week, I want to try a mini burst of activity before I sit before my computer to work. I’ll probably hit up my little trampoline for five minutes or do 20 or 30 jumping jacks — just enough to get the heart pumping. We’ll see what happens!
TWO: Rework my words.
When’s the last time you went through your web site(s) and checked your content? This week, I plan on tightening up, improving, tweaking … just doing some little bits of maintenance on my words to ensure clients’ are reading just the right thing. This can be a struggle for photographers because many of us are better with pictures than words. But what our clients READ is just as important as what they SEE on our sites.
THREE: Set my intentions before work each day.
We’ve all done it. We’ve sat down to “work” and three hours later, haven’t accomplished much more than visiting a few gossip sites, emailing a handful of friends and clients, and scrolling through social media sites. For me, one of the best ways to break this habit is to set my intentions for the day even before I turn on my computer. What do I want to accomplish? By what time? It’s AMAZING how this little act can completely transform a day. It helps me to turn BEAST MODE ON.
Do these three things, and you’ll be one step closer to success. Come back next week and we’ll explore three more tips. Or set your own three goals!
Keep up the AMAZING work.
p.s. How did you do with last week’s three goals?