Can you remember how inspired and excited you were when you first started your business in the wedding industry? You were so filled with hope and energy, delighted at the prospect of making a living out of doing something you love. You did the happy dance every time you got a job and spent days and months scouring the Internet to learn as much as you could to better your craft. Your new job was your passion and you had so much ambition and drive. Your focus was razor sharp and Enthusiastic was your middle name!
Then just like that, the newly engaged couples found you and you were so busy with wedding bookings that before you knew it you hadn’t had a weekend off in months. You found yourself working 6½ day weeks and your friends just stopped inviting you to social functions, as you were never free. You headed straight to the computer after waking and often didn’t even notice that you were still in your PJ’s at 2.30pm. Breakfast? Who needed breakfast? You survived off coffee and whatever was quick to stuff down your throat. You were so happy work was going well that you started to become a bit obsessed. You often put your clients before your partner, family and friends and everything became work, work, work. The person that came last in all of this was you. You didn’t have any time for family or friends, let alone yourself! You didn’t have time to exercise … damn you hardly had time to eat!