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Feeling stuck? We all have moments when we feel stuck and we might experience a sort of mental block. Well, this happened to me recently; I didn’t feel like doing anything, let alone get creative with content ideas. In the first instance, I blamed the weather and my deep desire of having a bit of sunshine. I woke up late one morning and while I was scrolling on Instagram (I love to spend one hour in bed and just read fashion posts), I’ve seen this post ‘Put your hair in a bun, drink coffee and deal with it!’. It hit me! It’s in your power to lift your mood and make a change, I’ve known that for a while now, but sometimes you just need that push. I still can’t believe a simple post like that triggered me. If you’re feeling unmotivated or not feeling like yourself, it’s ok to get mad at that, but also try to find a solution to get out if it. Easier to say than do, right? Not to worry, I have put together a plan to motivate you again and I really hope you’ll takeaway something from it today 🙂

1. Don’t Settle in the Bad Mood

It’s so easy to settle in the bad mood and continue to feel miserable. Why do it, though? You have the power to lift your mood and before starting to do anything, bear that in mind. It will give you positive energy to actually do something about it.

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2. An hour of Browsing your Favourite Magazines

Loving fashion, design or art? Or all of them? Emerse yourself in the artistic environment and guaranteed your mood will be lifted! All Versace jewerlly, Balenciaga shoes and Chanel suits shown in Vogue, Elle or Glamour will inspire you to dream with your eyes open. The Art and Travel sections in Vogue always make me discover something new like hot beaches and new London exhibitions that I’m adding to my never ending lists. When I feel less creative, getting in contact with artists that way always makes me feel positive. It’s therapy trough ART.

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3. Watch a Stand-Up Comedy Show

Either on YouTube or live, a stand-up comedy show makes me laugh with tears even in my worst days. Ricky Gervais is one of my favourites on YouTube, and me and my boyfriend usually go to Top-Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden for a good live show and a great laugh!

4. Style Your Hair and do Your Nails

When my hair looks great, I feel amazing! Even though you don’t feel like it, style your hair differently when you’re feeling down. It’s a mood booster! Try out a new beauty salon or do it yourself at home. I recently went to Jonathan Lever for a blow dry and I was supper happy with the relaxed curls the stylist gave me. So, hair on point can mean day on point. Nails are super important too, and good manicure makes me feel put together. To reinvent that quote:  ‘Style your hair, do your nails and conquer the day’.

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5. Get Creative!

Step out from that bad mood you’re in by getting creative. If you’re a blogger, read other blogs and fashion magazines, watch documentaries and try to come up with new ideas for your blog. I take great inspiration from Sofia Amoruso (founder of Nasty Gal, author of Girl Boss) and Maria Hatziesfanis (founder of Rodial, author of How to Build an Overnight Success), so I love watching interviews with them to get my creativity going. If you didn’t read their books yet, I totally recommend them as they will change your perspective on building your personal brand! P.S: Read while you commute to save precious time.

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6. Go on a Street Food Market Stroll

Invite a friend with you for a street food market stroll! I love the street food on Notting Hill Market & Camden! Even though it rains, in Notting Hill you can eat and drink inside. After that, why not going to the beauty salon together to get that fresh style I mentioned earlier?

What would be something that you do when you don’t feel 100% good? Let me know in the comment section below 🙂

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.

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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