"You can't pour from an empty cup!"

I don’t know if this would qualify as a "stay-cation", but to me it does and that's what counts! After working non-stop Sunday-Sunday as a wedding photographer, along with handling home & social life can be so tiring. I realized I was not putting a boundary in my work/life schedules, and everything was coming together. Self-care has become an important part of my life, and setting boundaries plays a huge role in this.


So I wanted to share with you my self-care routine to decompress:


  1. Wake up before anyone else & make a cup of coffee.
  2. Sit by a window and let the first bit of daylight through, sip my coffee, & read some affirmations. (This sets my day off to a great start, for some it may putting on makeup, or going to their favorite coffee place, but for me this is what gives me energy and makes me feel productive.)
  3. Exercise for an hour.
  4. Do something creative, a DIY, a photoshoot, paint, play video games, etc.
  5. Organize your home/space. (I don’t know about you, but I get anxious and stressed when my space is out of order or messy.)


These are just some examples of what I do to recharge and decompress stress/anxiety throughout the week. Hope it inspires some ideas for you as well. Remember "You can't pour from an empty cup!"