Shop Talk | The beginning of September was all about making all of the soap for my autumn release in October.
I had planned and planned and hoarded all of my essential oils and soap ingredients so that I would be fully stocked up for all of my holiday soaps.
It’s been a busy month of taking product photos and preparing listings ahead of time since I like the holidays to be as stress free as possible so this month has been all about preparation.
Slow Moments | Though taking product photos is part of my job and can be pretty time consuming and exhausting, I have found a love of photography through it.
I put on some music, lay out my white background and get myself into a rhythm that usually lasts for hours.
It is a unique way of me doing something that I enjoy doing but also something that is productive.
Thoughts | This month has been considerably productive for me despite roof repairs going on in my house and a laptop that likes to make up its own rules.
I have finished my line of Autumn soaps and have prepared ahead of time for my Winter collection as well and seem to be getting the hang of more in-depth, weekly planning.
Among all of those things I also received my diploma for my second natural health consultant course which has taken me a little over a year to finish.
But one thing that I have realized this month is that I am not very good at celebrating my own success.
I can see what I have accomplished and I often even promise myself a small celebration once I have reached a goal but once I am at that point I have a habit of brushing it off and setting my goal even higher. With the same promise to reward myself once it is accomplished.
This is a cycle that I have now clearly realized that I have created.
I consider my motivation and self-discipline to be some of my best attributes but they can also trip me up sometimes and turn me into someone who cannot acknowledge their own success.
And that is something that I desperately need to work on and if any of you suffer from the same mindset then I hope that you can recognize that as well and start to give yourself a pat on the back occasionally.