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It's OK To Feel Overwhelmed In January

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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Mid-way through January I was feeling really crap about my blog and it felt so weird, I kept asking myself why was I feeling so rubbish about my blog in the new year? I expected January to be a fresh start, where everything would fall into place and run smoothly but when that wasn't happening it felt like the new year was already taking a turn for the worse.

I took an unintended two week break which really threw me off my game. I love blogging and I felt like part of me was missing when I wasn't active but I'm also a perfectionist and didn't want to be publishing content for the sake of it. I was in the Maldives which was absolutely incredible, I knew I wanted to switch off from social media (bar Instagram of course) but I only expected this to last a week. Yet two weeks later I found myself with no new blog posts scheduled, no new videos going live and a new blog design that was taking longer than I had planned. My mind was filled with content ideas which I couldn't wait to put out but as with everything, it takes time. 

I pretty much got off the plane after my holiday and had to head straight back to university with little to no normal content under my belt (that is, nothing that wasn't centred around my holiday). So I spent two weeks at university working on the content you've seen but dying to get back home to London and work on some new winter ideas. As much as I have loved putting together holiday posts it just isn't that relatable is it, most of us are living in the UK where it's bloody freezing right now!

So I was feeling pretty overwhelmed after spending two weeks away from the blogosphere and if that wasn't enough I just felt like a bit of a failure because it was the start of the new year and I didn't have my sh*t together.

Nonetheless, I think I've managed to get back to some sort of normality. I spent the last weekend in London working on lots of new posts, shooting some winter looks, Valentine's Day features and planning my upcoming season at London Fashion Week which has come around so quickly! Thank you if you've stuck by me and my turbulent posting over the past year or so, I really appreciate it and I'm always striving to better myself and my content. I hope it comes across. This year I'm going to try and make my posts more personal too, which I hope will help us to get to know each other a bit better. Here's hoping all will fall into place and things can go back to normal; can we restart the year from February please?

SHOP THE POST:


Coat - New Look
Jumper - Miss Selfridge via ASOS
Jeans - ASOS
Boots - (c/o) Jigsaw
Crossbody bag - (c/o) Marc b.
[Photos taken by Maria]

6 comments:

  1. I too have felt this way throughout January and don't get why I've been so behind, it might be because I just haven't felt motivated and needed that break...I need to get more shoots scheduled in and writing out even more content. I used to be so on top of everything and organised yet I feel like I've been falling behind. So your not alone girl! I wish I had a break in the Maldives though!

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    1. I always find writing my thoughts super helpful, reading comments from likeminded people always puts me at ease at times like these and ultimately knowing I'm not the only one feeling this way. January tends to be a rubbish month anyway so we need to power through. Looking forward to a new month! X

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  2. I have been soooo overwhelmed this month! I'm desperate for a little break, but I know Fashion Week is so soon and I'm not sure when I'm ever going to get a chance to breathe! gaaahh! But, at the same time, I am slowly starting to feel more on top of things so, who knows? Maybe February will be a bit more chilled! Xxx

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    1. It might sound a little bad but I'm so relieved I'm not the only one feeling this way; January has been super stressful and I hope February is somewhat more relaxed. I know sometimes having a busy month can seem overwhelming but it's good to be busy, it means something is going right so we need to keep going! X

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  3. January is always so stressful for me, Hoping it'll ease down.
    Love these boots!!

    Petite Side of Style

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    1. It's such a turbulent month, I guess the rundown post-Christmas and NYE gets a bit much. February can be a fresh start for us right? Thanks lovely! X

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