Storm Emma hit with a vengeance this week and brought with it the most beautiful blanket of snow. Whilst it was extremely annoying and inconvenient for anyone who had to travel in it or take time off work, for me I found it to be the perfect excuse to have some down time and try to switch off for a bit.
The boutique was closed today and I got the opportunity to do so many things that I never ever get the chance to do. I read a book, I wandered outside in the snow, I even jumped on the treadmill and did my first 5k (not relaxing at all but an achievement nonetheless)
Basically I had some me time and it couldn't have come on a better week.
Ive always been the type to throw myself into my work but since opening the boutique, I literally haven't stopped and I never switch off. In the evenings I am constantly doing something work related and it had really started to take its toll... Last week I was almost at burn out stage with sheer exhaustion and I think that was the first time that I really sat back and thought about making time for myself.
Turns out I didn't get the chance to but Mother Nature decided to do it for me.
I cannot express how refreshed I feel tonight, even though I haven't had any more sleep than normal and I have still done a lot of online work but just taking a few hours and thinking about something other than work, totally reset my mind and now I feel raring to get back to the boutique tomorrow, refreshed and ready to rock.
Whether you run a business, have a family, work too hard or whatever may be going on in your head, we all have to remember that our bodies and minds cannot run on empty. We can only push ourselves so far before something starts to give. I am most definitely not one to preach but I'm just very glad that this snowstorm forced me into taking a little time off before I pushed myself to the limit.
If you have had the luxury of getting a snow day then I hope you have enjoyed every second of it, taken some time to reset and maybe even built a snowman... or two!
Wearing: Rose Gold Coat from Missguided.com
Polo neck from H&M
Spanx Moto Leggings from Sequin Cinderella Boutique
Over The Knee Boots from Penneys
Eye Makeup - LMD & bPerfect Masterpalette
Lipstick - Mac "Diva"