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Turn off the notifications || A working at home series

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Y'all. I don't know if you're anything like me, but working from home is FULL of distractions. Between the laundry basket I have to step over to get to my office, to the pile of breakfast dishes in the sink, it's so hard to turn that all off in my brain and just sit down and work.  One of the best things I did to avoid those distractions are having set office hours and being super strict about them.  But, even when I'm in the office and working, it's so easy to get distracted by other things! 

One of the most productive things I did was turn off all notifications on my computer for my office hours.  Between iMessage, facebook, and messenger, and emails, and instagram, I could be distracted for seriously hours- and not actually get anything done. 

When I get a notification pop up in the corner of my screen, even if I try to to ignore it, is on my mind until I check it. My brain sees that notification as something important and urgent and demands my attention until I check it. Getting notifications that someone commented on a facebook photo is not worth wasting my work hours away for.  

This is not me complaining about social media, or trying to brag that I get sooo many notifications or anything.  I love social media- especially considering I'm here working by myself- I need that social outlet! But, more importantly, I need to get my work done! These notifications cannot rule my life.  

So, I just want to encourage you to take a few minutes and turn off the notifications for the things that distract you without you even knowing it! It will make such a huge difference! 

Charlie & Emily Engagement: Lynchburg, VA Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Ugh is anyone else just going absolutely crazy with all this rain?! I mean, don't get me wrong, there's nothing like a good, lazy day snuggling under your warm comfy blankets, drinking coffee and catching up on The Bachelor all day long!! But, let's face it... when you're an adult, it's pretty rare that you get to have days like that. And when you have a 4 year old that will only entertain herself for so long before she wants something to eat, days like that pretty much never happen! haha! 

The Lynchburg weather is always crazy this time of year, 60 degrees one day, snowing the next.  The first time we tried to get together for Charlie & Emily's engagement photos, we got snowed out. Then it snowed the beginning of this week, but everything warmed up a bit and luckily it was a beautiful day... just a little soggy & muddy out.  

These two are complete naturals in front of the camera. They are SO adorable- I would direct them into a general pose and they would snuggle up, and I wouldn't have to tell them to do anything differently, they just would! I love when couples are so happy, they radiate and can laugh with each other and you can tell by being around these two for any amount of time that they are so in love! They are getting married in March and I cannot wait!!! 



Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Central Virginia- serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Winchester, Sunset Beach, Roanoke, and surrounding areas.  Ashley Eiban Photography is currently booking for 2016 and 2017 weddings.  Contact us today for additional information!