Ugh, well this week has been a washout, LITERALLY. Honestly if you tell me you like winter then I don’t think we can be friends, there is absolutely nothing to like about freezing cold winds, approximately 5 hours of daylight a day, constant grey skies and being dark when you wake up. I know this time of year I always find myself seriously demotivated, just wanting to hide under the covers with Netflix and a Deliveroo. I’m going to admit this now, and will probably need to delete the app , but I ordered Deliveroo three times in a day the other day, I was hungover and it was raining, please don’t judge me.
However it was after that erm, incident, that I thought I should pull myself together and stop feeling sorry for myself, I can’t change winter, but I can change my attitude. (God how ‘self help book’ does that sound? Sorry I couldn’t resist) So I thought not only would I teach myself some new tricks and tips on how to stay inspired this winter, I thought I’d share these tips with you too. Sounds good?
Ok let’s go, in no particular order here they are… underneath a few pictures of me…go on get scrolling.
Stop scrolling aimlessly on social media:
Seriously, looking at Sandras holiday posts from the Bahamas isn’t going to motivate you, it’s going to make you feel worse. Step away from comparing yourself to others and start focusing on yourself.
Use Pinterest as inspiration when you’re feeling stuck/in a rut:
I LOVE PINTEREST. There I said it. Mine is here. Maybe you’ve treated yourself to a new coat or something and you don’t know how to style it, pinterest is the one. If I’m ever struggling with outfit ideas I always find inspiration on here.
Sometimes it really is something as simple as getting my nails/hair done makes me feel better and more inspired, go on, have a BUBBLE BATH.
Change of Scenery:
Work from home? Go to a cafe. Work from an office? Do a work from home day. mix it up because there’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a rut, especially with your surroundings.
Have a Clear Out:
If you’re stuck in a style rut come winter, (I know I always end up living in jumpers), go through your closet, donate or sell anything you don’t wear anymore (be ruthless) then instead of just buying more stuff, use pinterest and come up with other ways to style pieces you already have. Challenge yourself to style an item up in a few different ways.
Make a Feel Good Playlist:
Omg this honestly works wonders. If I’m feeling fed up, I literally find the cheesiest most upbeat music I can find, and put it on loud, guaranteed to make you feel good.
Take a social media break:
Bit obvious this one but still needs to be said. Get out of the house, go for a walk, meet your friends, spend some quality time with your boyfriend , take your dog for a walk, etc etc you know the drill, TURN YOUR PHONE OFF, it’ll do wonders I promise.
Talk about it:
I know (most) people feel the same about winter, especially bloggers with the light/shooting etc, sometimes nothing else is as good as a good old RANT.
There’s nothing worse than feeling sorry for yourself when working from home (with the light on at 2pm in your flat in winter obvs) and you’re looking around and it’s a right mess. Clean it up! Change your bedsheets, do that pile of washing up in the sink, hang those clothes up and you’ll feel more productive then ever I promise.
Photography: Bekky Lonsdale
What I’m wearing: Boots: Dress c/o: And Other Stories, Jeffrey Campbell (old) , Jacket: All Saints (similar here) bag: Chloe (similar here)
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