And Turning "Work" Off

  • Christmas Decor

noticeable change happening in our life right now. It’s called “The End of Wedding Season”. It’s the time of the year when things begin to slow down a bit. I start going to bed at a decent hour… and sure, there is still a ton to be done but it’s more manageable.  I have time to work on albums, hunker down on big projects and still end the workday at 6pm. The GREATEST part of this new season is that I have several WORK FREE Saturdays! Isn’t that wonderful?! I’m trying to get better at turning my “work” mind off when it’s after hours. If you’re a small business owner (aka workaholic)…. it’s hard to do. My whole family was watching the VA/VT game on Saturday


and I was designing Christmas cards and thinking about…. you guessed it… WORK. I’m realizing that if I’m going to get WORK off my mind, I have to CHOOSE to not think about it….. it’s not going to happen naturally. I’m WIRED to run a small business…. and I think it’s a good thing to be constantly dreaming and moving forward but there are moments when we need a break.   Our minds need a break. Thinking about OTHER THINGS and doing activities that are non-work related will ultimately help you grow as a business owner. Everyone needs a refresher every now and then!! Last night, my refresher was Christmas decorating. Michael brought in all of the multiple boxes of garland, ornaments and candles and I went to town. Now, our house can be decorated in an hour and a 1/2… it’s tiny!! But that little amount of time that I was focused solely on something else was good for me!!! If you struggle with getting WORK off the brain… here are a few suggestions:



1. Stay OFF the computer…. if you’re a smal business owner, even Facebook/Pinterest & Twitter pull you into work mode!

2. Make a decision to think about something else…. if you don’t DECIDE not to think about work, you’re going to, it just happens.

3. DO something! Anything! Use your free time to do something personal or for others and WITH others.



Our little living room is all decked out for Christmas and I wish it could stay this cozy and glowy all year!! Bokeh has enjoyed it too…. why? Well because our tree has fake pine cones on it and Bokeh is determined to get one off!! This is Bokeh’s first time around Christmas decor and so we’re praying he doesn’t find it very interesting!!  Have GREAT week and be sure to turn work off some this week!!!  xoxo


You can view other Christmas decorating posts HERE, HERE and HERE!



14 Comments Personal
  1. Erin reply

    Love the decor– beautiful! :)

  2. Kristin reply

    Such a good reminder! Thank you for this.

  3. Abby Grace W reply

    I LOOOOVVVVEEEE your Christmas tree!!!!!! It is beautiful:):):)

  4. Katie Nesbitt reply

    This was just what I needed to read! I really struggle to not work when I’m supposed to be off! I just always feel guilty, like I should be working!

  5. Cassady reply

    Beautiful as always Katelyn! I think Bokeh needs a stocking this year!

  6. Carrie Logan reply

    girllll, you’re gonna have people knocking down your door asking you where you got that cute little doggy statue ;)

  7. Kristina W. reply

    I love interior design pictures from your house!!! It’s nice to think that if you (a real person) can do it then people like me can make things look so put-together too!

  8. Megan reply

    Ummm…where’s Bokehs stocking??!! Hehe

  9. Courtney Reese reply

    Love your living room and your pup! :) I think our dogs should meet! Piper loves little dogs.

  10. Mallory reply

    Your decorating always looks amazing!! And Bokeh looks adorable sitting by the fireplace :)

  11. jamie reply

    love your style Katelyn.. so fabulous.

  12. Karen Cox reply

    Thank you for reminding us that our brains need a breather from time to time. :)

  13. Brittany Claud reply

    I seriously needed this reminder Katelyn…it is SO hard to turn work off sometimes!! LOVE the Christmas decor and Bokeh is seriously like a dog model…he cracks me up!

  14. Laura Gordon reply

    Bokeh couldn’t be one speck cuter and I am obsessed with your decor!!!! xo <3

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