After about a month or so of constantly being on the move and never really taking a break, I’ve decided that this week is the week I finally relax. I’ve decided not to make any extra plans, and I’m going to try and keep my errands/work to a bare minimum at night and on weekends. I truly spent the last month feeling overworked and I was in desperate need of a break. I’m looking forward to this week and hoping it will help me feel recharged and get back into creating interesting and helpful content. As always, I’ll link as many items are I can if they are available or something similar is available. Keep on reading to see what I wore, what I did, and what I was thinking this week!
It’s a bright and sunny Monday today and I made sure that my outfit was reflective of that. We had a really beautiful and warm weekend, which really put me in the mood for spring! I’m looking forward to the warm weather hopefully continuing over the next few weeks too. As I mentioned in my intro to this post, I am planning to have a relaxing week! I spent so much time over the last month feeling burnt out and overworked with no end in sight. There were constantly things to do and places to be that it put a real strain on my physical health, my mental health and my relationships. I was so overtired that I was in a really bad mood all the time and it just made everything feel worse. So this week is my mental/physical health break week. I’m going to relax as much as possible, do the very bare minimum of work that needs to get done and hopefully even get to bed early this week. It’s time that I decided to take care of myself, so hopefully this helps!
So Tuesday had me feeling a little bit down in the dumps because I was feeling really tired this morning. However, I posted a blog post and my Instagram photo about overcoming self-doubt and how it’s made me feel and what I do when I start to feel that way. You can read that blog post by clicking the link here. One thing that made me really excited when I posted that photo on Instagram was all the love and support that I got from all the other blogger girls I’ve been following and interacting with over the last few months. To me, it was like a confirmation that I actually did have a community and that I had people surrounding me who would support me. I sometimes really struggle with thinking that I’m good enough and with being my natural self. Seeing all the support I got on that post made me realize there are actually people who are here because they like who I am and that just means the world to me. That is one of the posts I’m most proud of to date and I cannot wait to share even more of thoughtful content with you in the future.
Today was another rainy/gloomy day in the city, which honestly is fine by me. I like to get work done on days like this because I know that I can’t go out and enjoy the weather, so I have to sit and focus on whatever tasks I have scheduled for that day. After really getting to relax Monday and Tuesday, I’m getting back into catching up on some work and prepping for the coming weeks now. I started doing some wardrobe planning for spring which involved buying a very expensive pair of jeans, scrolling through Abercrombie and Express’ website in search of satin cami tops, and ordering sunglasses and hair bows on Amazon. I’m still trying to figure out my spring and summer wardrobe, but I’m thinking I want it to be very simple and minimalist so that I can focus on accessorizing with beautiful gold jewelry and all the hair clips/bows/headbands I can find.
Initially today I woke up feeling really tired and dreading the day ahead of me. All I wanted was to have a day off because I’m so tired. I went through my regular morning routine and got to work and realized that I was still feeling really down. Lately I’ve been sharing a lot about how I haven’t been feeling my best and I need to be more positive about my life and how things will turn out, because my negativity has only made it feel worse. A blogger friend of mine has mentioned that every day, she makes sure to write down a few things she’s grateful for in order to remind herself that even through the tough times, there’s always something good. I decided to try this out today because I had been putting it off for a few weeks honestly while wallowing in my self pity. I was alone when I got to work this morning, so before getting started on my day I just said out lout three things that I’m grateful for today. I’m not saying I suddenly had an epiphany and everything was right in the world, but I did feel an immediate change in how I felt. It was more of a gut feeling that I had done something good than anything. A little bit after I decided to answer some comments and do a little bit of work and I noticed that I was showing a much more positive outlook in my responses than I had been recently. It was such a funny thing to see but I think saying the things I’m grateful for out loud helped to manifest the positive emotions in me. It was a great feeling and I feel ready to have a really good and productive day.
WOOO! It’s Friday and I’m so excited for the weekend! I was incredibly tired this morning, but once I saw the sun shining at 6:30 am, I knew it would be a good day! I decided to start my day with a little positivity this morning, because frankly it always feels good to surprise someone with something kind. I decided last week that I’ve made such sweet friends on Instagram that they deserve some recognition for all of the hard work they put into their content and just because they are so genuine. So, this morning I decided that I’d make some cute photos of their profiles and write a little something for them to share on my stories. Everyone was so appreciative of it and it made me so happy to share their pages with my followers. That truly set the best tone for my day and I’m hoping that it will start a little ripple effect for everyone. I’m feeling so much better this week, much more positive and I am so happy to be back feeling good again. I also treated myself to some new spring items from Abercrombie because they were having 25% off when you buy 4+ items. I also got Andrew some new hats because I promised him a while ago I’d get him some! Overall, I’m feeling incredible and so excited to have a great day and a great weekend!
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