Thank you for hitting me with a Softball

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It took getting hit with a softball last week for me to have a major realization about how I’m living my life. I am over working myself to an unhealthy point, and I need to do something about it.

Last Tuesday during our softball game, I was nailed with a ball on my right hand. I wish there was a cool story, I wasn’t even in a play at the time. It was one of those I was in the wrong place at the wrong time situations.

My hand swelled up like a purple balloon, and for the rest of the game, I sat on the bench with a pack of ice and thankfully, a much needed beer.

After it happened, my first thought wasn’t about taking care of myself, but rather “WHAT DO I DO ABOUT TOMORROW?”

Wednesdays are a big day for me. If you didn’t know, I teach a hand full of yoga classes a week. I love teaching yoga, it’s amazing and I don’t want to stop. However, on Wednesdays, I have a 7am networking meeting then head straight to the yoga studio and teach a class. After that, I go home and take care of my dog, answer emails, try and work, then head back and teach two more classes. It’s a 13 hour day, and what keeps me going are the great humans I teach and connect with every Wednesday.

One handed and voice texting I reached out to my fellow yoga teachers to see if they could sub, and my stress level started to rise. Tears filled my eyes, and all I could think about is HOW AM I GOING TO GET THROUGH TOMORROW.

Luckily, I did get through the next day. I had to cancel everything, and thankfully, my sweet amazing manager at the yoga studio covered for me. If you are reading this, I LOVE YOU.

Although it all worked out, this made me think about my current schedule. I started looking at my calendar and realized that I need help. Help with managing my businesses, help with managing my schedule, and help with learning to take care of myself.

I built my photography business with the dream that it would create flexibility and freedom, and instead, it is consuming every spare moment I have.

I don’t think working hard is bad, especially when you have a dream and are starting a business. But I’ve been in business for 6 years. I think it’s time that I learn how to manage my schedule in a way that allows me to stay healthy and happy.

The point of this post is not to scare anyone away. My wedding and branding clients are priority, and I have to stay healthy so I can serve them in an exceptional way. What I need to do is learn how to say no when my life is full, and also create a manageable schedule.

So thank you to the softball that bruised my hand. This injury brought me to a place of realization, and I’m now ready to take control of my schedule.

I post on my personal blog every week in hopes of connecting with you. Please reach out to me if something resonates. Here’s a personal post from a few week ago-

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Angela Divine Photography is a Minneapolis brand photographer and Minneapolis wedding photographer. Her magical approach to photography is for creative and caring brides and business owners who want to stand out from the crowd. She serves Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota, and loves to travel worldwide.

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