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Hello everyone,

How have you been? Since it’s National Stress Week, I thought it’s the right time to talk about stress and how to deal with it at work from my own rather short experience. It might be tempting to take things to heart in an office environment, but you have to remember that everyone deals with stress in a different way. Don’t take anything personally and focus on making your life easier first.

I feel so inspired to start writing on my lifestyle section. Thank you for the support received on my first post.

 

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10 things I’ve learnt by the time I’ve turned 22

     1.  Don’t be ashamed of not knowing everything- always be happy to learn

I remember I was chatting to an older guy some years ago and I didn’t know a random fact that seemed quite obvious to me. I immediately apologised for my lack of knowledge but it was what he replied to me that stuck with me until now. He assured me: Don’t ever apologise for what you don’t know. We’re all on a life journey that will make us richer everyday. It’s natural not knowing everything! So, now I only feel ashamed if I don’t have an interest in learning – it can be anything related to digital marketing, painting, fashion or love.

     2. Be positive and embrace every moment of your life and great things will happen to you

This can sound like a huge cliché but trust me there’s nothing more wonderful than being grateful for every moment you get to spend in your life. There are times during the day when I just appreciate a smile, an hour in the gym (just joined recently), a good coffee. That’s the way to a more positive – therefore, better life.

   3. Everything is possible! You just need to be really perseverant if you want to reach your ultimate goal

Step out from your comfort zone and fully embrace your goal. Let’s say you plan to travel to Bali next summer. If visiting Bali is your goal, then do everything it takes to get there (nothing illegal please). Save up by maybe let’s say, not eating out so much, exclude impulsive buying and save the ultimate fashion shopping for when you arrive there. Think about how worthy it will be, keep your goal in your mind and get there. It requires different sacrifices, but you’ll get where you want.

   4.Don’t allow anyone kill your vibe (just don’t!)

Get away from people that don’t show support or inspire you to grow and be more positive. They are the vibe killers and energy suckers that you don’t need in your life!

   5.Embracing a healthy lifestyle will highly contribute to your general mood

I can’t stress how important this is! I used to not eat as healthy as I could and with the support of my wonderful (knows all about health) boyfriend I started to make the change last February. On top of eating healthy, quite recently I joined a gym near my office and it’s amazing that I can get there during my lunch break. I feel so much better than last year and I can actually see how slim and healthy my body looks.  Please let me know if you would like a more detailed post on that.

    6. Being pro-active and bold will take you to the top of the game

I’m pro-active by nature, but I couldn’t help but notice that not everyone is. That can be ok in cases, but if you want to make yourself stand out and be the best at what you plan to do, you have to make yourself stand out and more importantly truly seek the opportunities to progress. In the end of the day, no one will be responsible for the things you didn’t do… no one but yourself.

   7. Never forget your starting point

This has to do a lot with the way you’ve been brought up, but as a basic advice that I can give to you: never forget your starting point. Growing and reaching your goals should inspire others to do so themselves, not to make them feel less about themselves.

   8. Don’t waste time on unimportant things

If something is not important for you at the moment, just don’t waste time on it. Learning to prioritise is key in your personal development. It’s important to always look at the bigger picture.

  9. Don’t comply yourself with a situation you don’t like

Don’t like something? Change it. There are many ways in which you can change minor things to reflect your desired way of living. On a small scale – don’t like your assigned seat on the train because it’s too cold / hot there? Do something and move to a better one. Don’t be afraid to speak out and do what’s best for you. This is just a little example but you get my point.

   10. Love your family & friends and make them feel you do so

I love to make my favourite people feel loved and cared about. I would do anything for them and I believe it’s important to make them know it. Surprising them with acts of kindness or little gifts I know they love is super important to me. Keeping in touch of them on a constant basis will do so much for your relationship.

And these are my top 10 things I’ve learnt until today. I am really happy to share with you this side of me and truly hope it will make you consider some. What is one thing you’ve learnt that constantly guides you actions? Let’s catch up in the comments below! It would mean the world to me to hear about your life experiences.

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA

Hello everyone,

Today’s post will be different from the fashion topic as I am launching my first lifestyle post! I will be still running my fashion blog, but I would love to share with you some ideas about lifestyle as I believe a certain style can only be achieved by mastering both.

Our lives are so complex these days, that we often find ourselves overwhelmed by daily tasks. But have you wondered why? Why are you feeling stressed about all these aspects coming together? In this article, I will share my own experience so far with managing my tasks including studies, work and other activities, highlighting key solutions to avoid stress.

  1. Take a step back

When you feel stressed, take a step back for five seconds and ask yourself a simple question ‘What am I doing?’. If you have a lot of things going on, my number one advice is to prioritise. Make a list in the beginning of the day with tasks to complete. If you want to see progress, write down things you wish to complete, focusing on sticking to a bigger (let’s say) monthly plan.

2. Use any spare time available to you during the day

This idea might not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s really worth a try. For example, you might have to shop online for groceries, tickets or you have to write a piece of work. Don’t wait until you get into ‘that mind set’. You can actually use any time slot you have available during the day. I find commuting or train journeys really useful for dealing with tasks on my list. You will notice that suddenly you will feel better for getting things done sooner than having to wait until you reach your destination (and usually ending up procrastinating again).

3.  When you are working, make sure you only do so!

Ok, so you got your plan, but how to go about it? When you work, please do so! Don’t let other things distract you from it (mobile phone, social media, texts, other talking to you). And do not spend time thinking/complaining about the work, go ahead and do it! Be efficient and progress driven in everything you do.

  1. Live the moments for relaxation to the fullest

I cannot stress this enough! Don’t let deadlines stress you! Be confident! You know you’re good. You know that in the past you completed your tasks very well, so why stress this time? In my view, it is highly important that you create a ‘wall’ between your professional life and personal life. In the moment you feel you let them interfere in a negative way, such as when you might experience stress from workplace, outside the working schedule, you have to reconsider your priorities. As long as you plan out your workload and work productively, you will be able to feel more organised. However, training your brain into enjoying free time when you’re going through a hard time is an exercise to master. I am still working on it, but experience proves I did a good job, so I am confident for the future.

  1. Learn that everything is fixable

 Made a mistake? Did something have a negative impact on you? Learn to deal with it patiently. There is nothing worse than becoming super worried because the solution can be just in front of you! Understanding that everything is fixable is key in achieving a positive and relaxed attitude that ultimately will lead to mind peace.

    6.   Create the perfect environment for you with beautiful flowers

A tidy nicely decorated room can highly help you be at ease. I feel more relaxed when I find myself in clear of clutter surroundings. Also, I believe that having flowers in my bedroom contribute to creating a peaceful atmosphere. I feel more productive and enthusiastic about everything that I am doing (even online banking!). There’s no room decoration out there that can recreate that atmosphere. They’re alive and make me feel full of energy. You should get into the habit of keeping flowers regularly.

123 flower

This beautiful bouquet ‘Happy Harmony’ was kindly sent to me by the 123 Flowers company. The brand offers perfectly made flower bouquets for every occasion. I believe people might be afraid of their bouquet not actually looking just like the one on their website when ordering flowers online, but this is absolutely not the case. Their real-life flowers look exactly like the ones in the picture. Trust me, they won my heart with this one. This is a great advantage for them as a brand – meeting and even exceeding customers’ expectation is key. Have a look at their website to discover different bouquets they have available for you: https://www.123-flowers.co.uk 

With every order you receive a free vase and you get the opportunity to add a cute bear to brighten someone’s day. I don’t know how really, but it’s the 6th day I’ve been keeping the bouquet in my room and the flowers are still lasting! I am really happy with the flowers and their constant care for the bouquet – it was sent in a big beautiful box so the product was not damaged at all. You can fully trust 123 Flowers with your order and they will not disappoint you 🙂

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I really hope my article made you feel better and take certain actions towards achieving your goal. I would love to hear from you, so please let me know in the comments below what kind of things you do to feel stress-free?

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA