If you are like me you probably spend a lot of time working. It takes an awful lot to be responsible and accomplish everything that needs to be done in a day. I find myself a lot of the time going from task to task until I go to bed, then get up and race to do it all again the next day.
It can be overwhelming, the feeling that all you do is work and plan for more work. That is why it is so important to do something for your spirit. Life isn't supposed to be just work, bills, and responsibilities. You have to take time to really care for your morale.
Well without the right mindset and attitude it can be nearly impossible to accomplish the most simple tasks.
I also believe in the idea of giving yourself a present. I think Bill Cooper was right about that. You should do something to reward yourself for all of your efforts. Life is really hard, and it's not going to get any easier. So if you can do something that helps lift your spirit and carry on, then, by all means, you should do that! We could all stand to have our burdens lifted a little, even for only a moment.
You might be wondering why there is a picture of a cigar with this article. Well, like I said, you can't work ALL the time. The occasional cigar is one of my favorite ways to relax. That may sound kind of silly, but there is just something about enjoying a premium hand-rolled cigar that I've always found relaxing.
If you didn't know, the whole cigar process from start to finish takes months of patience, care, and dedication. The idea that someone's auntie or uncle sat on a line and rolled this lovely little smokey treat by hand just for me to enjoy for the next hour, makes me happy. That level of dedication, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is something that has always resonated with me. That cigar is an experience unique to itself which is another quality that resonates with me and how I look at my work.
That is one of the biggest reasons I love Fine Art Boudoir photography so much. Each session is totally unique unto itself. When there is a connection, my client is having a great time, we are creating amazing photos and they leave happy, with a smile, feeling beautiful and empowered. That is my favorite feeling in the world.
Unless you have had the experience before you might not believe how rejuvenating it can feel to do your own photo shoot. There is something magical about it. You get to have a moment where you are the center of attention. Where you are not just allowed, but encouraged to genuinely be proud of your body, your style, and your personality. Those things that make you and your sexuality unique. Not in an egotistical narcissistic way, but in a way of empowerment, self-love, and acceptance.
I encourage you to do something for your spirit, whether it's a cigar or a photo shoot, do something that helps elevate your spirit and gives you a chance to enjoy your life, instead of just racing from moment to moment.
Give yourself those presents you deserve and make your life a celebration instead of a gauntlet of chores and obligations. you will be better for it and happy you did!