If there’s one thing I can say about me, it’s that I’m definitely one of those people that goes in and out of phases. I’m always looking for the next passion, the next creative boost, the next routine, the next anything.
And so far throughout August, I have been making new habits and trying some new stuff. And today I’m going to be talking about what’s new & working for me:
DEVELOPING & INVESTING IN MY OWN STYLE
For a while, I was really unhappy with my wardrobe, didn’t exactly have a style, and wasn’t comfortable in the clothes I owned. I felt discouraged and out of place – like a part of me was missing. Recently, I’ve been investing in pieces that I feel confident in, playing around with shapes and patterns, and have been embracing my body and style. It’s been great waking up and getting excited to wear a good outfit and feel more like myself again.
I’ve been slowly adding in more and more exercises throughout my days recently, with the hope to gain more energy and feel a bit better overall. And it’s definitely been working. I particularly love Tyler and I’s Sunday walks. It’s honestly been so relaxing. I’m sure you all know how much I love it, by the amount I’ve posted/shared pictures about it. But it’s my favorite part about each Sunday now!
PAINTING MY NAILS
I never ever used to paint my nails before this month. I was too impatient, didn’t have enough coordination, and didn’t like the idea of having to do it every few days due to them chipping. But recently I’ve found some joy in just putting on a good podcast or show and painting my nails in the evening. (read my affordable must-haves post to see some shades I’ve been loving recently!)
I’m gonna be honest with you all, friends: I’ve been going Mood Board crazy lately. I’ve made some for projects, for our home, for style inspiration, for blog inspiration, for everything. They help spark ideas, keep me on track, and are just plain fun to make. And pinterest is honestly so helpful with finding colors, pictures, textures, etc. Here’s a link to my pinterest if you are interested in seeing some things I’ve been loving recently!
I used to never take me time, and I don’t know how I survived honestly. I switch my routine up day to day, depending on what I’m in the mood for and how busy I am. But I always try to take a few moments to myself each day, even if that means only getting a few minutes to have a nice meal alone at lunch. Anything counts.
I’m all for ‘me time’, friends.
I’ve been watching what I’ve been consuming, and it’s honestly been making me feel more energized and alert. I’ve been incorporating more fresh foods and snacking less, in addition to watching my portions. While I slip up now and again (I mean, who doesn’t?), I have been really conscious about what I’m consuming. Next Up: I plan on trying new recipes!
What are some new things you’re doing recently? I wanna know!
And as always, thanks for reading!