How’ve you been? I’ve been gone a while, letting myself just enjoy summer, editing my book and get creative in new ways. What have you been up to so far?
I have to admit, I’ve been going through this weird creative-burnout lately. Like feeling super inspired one day and then totally panicked about the ‘what ifs’ the next. Today’s post has been on my mind for a while, but after taking the time to finally follow my own advice, I thought it was time to FINALLY write it up! If you’re also going through a burn-out, feeling stressed about something in your life or just in general could use a pick me up in your day, then read this – and don’t forget to also share your own tips with me! 🙂
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Listen to a Podcast
I have to admit, I wasn’t a big podcast fan – until I found ones that I couldn’t live without . What I love most about podcasts is that they feel like mini pep-talks. When you find one that you really like, it feels like you’re catching up with your best friend. I’m a huge fan Kalyn Nicholson’s ‘Coffee Talk‘ for her wise words and Alisha and Remi’s ‘Pretty Basic‘ purely because their friendship reminds me of my best friend and I.
Whether it’s writing, making music, drawing etc – doing something you love for yourself can make a world of difference when you’re having a bad day. We all have something were passionate about and for me, getting lost in my writing has cured countless crappy days. I don’t bullet journal obsessively, but I like creating random pages like this when I’m stressed out. Something about all the stickers, sharpies and fonts makes me strangely happy xD
Get Out of Your Head
This kind of has to go with the above point, but doing something fun that distracts me from whatever I’m stressed about always helps. I usually read when I want to mentally escape so the other day, I sorta went a *little* crazy and bought way too may books.
I don’t know what it is about the sun, but I’m infinitely more happy being outside on a sunny day. That’s why I decided to make some changes lately – I try to spend at least 30 minutes working or hanging outside. Like-wise, I feel like a kid when I’m able to run through the rain or walk in freshly fallen snow. Before, I use to go so hard on editing that it’d be evening by the time I finished. The thought that I hadn’t bothered to spend any time outside made me really sad. Whether it’s taking some time out of my day to be alone and read or hang out with friends at a fire, I think getting some fresh air can really help to change your mood.
Find Your People
This photo was taken a few days before Christmas last year. My two best friends and I don’t always have a ton of time to hang out and often we go months without all hanging out together. But, a couple years ago we started this ‘friendsmas’ tradition where we hang out before the holidays to catch up, have dinner and exchange presents. Whether your working or in school, it’s easy to start feeling isolated, so I think it’s really important to make the time to be with the people who know you best and make you laugh.
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What’s your go-to when you’re having a bad day? Let me know in the comments down below!
Have an awesome rest of your week, talk soon <3