Setting limits is a necessary part of living an ever changing life. What once worked well for you, will not always work as you change or life changes around you. I share this example in the companion podcast episode to this post, but when I first started doing wedding photography it couldn’t have been a better fit for me and where I was at in my life. 10 years later, I’m starting to feel as though working weddings takes every bit of my social bandwidth, leaving me with nothing for other areas of my life. Thus, I realized it’s time to set new limits around how many weddings I’m taking on each season.
The example above is one that represents a BIG limit revelation, and thus the impact of it is a big one too. However, there are many smaller limits you may face from week to week, that may not always need a big plan put in place to face them.
For example, if you like to mop your floors once a week, but once in a while you have a grueling schedule that takes up all your energy, rearranges your days, and leaves you operating at empty, then perhaps you skip that week!. Will it drive you a little crazy? Sure. But is it the end of the world? No.
I used to push myself past my own limits each and every day with small things like this; trying to keep everything in order, holding myself to rigid expectations, even if it meant staying up late into the night to find order.