January 11, 2018

COPING WITH THE WINTER BLUES

Details: NordstromRack ivory sweater, similar here | American Eagle high-waisted jeans, here | Macy’s/Ivanka Trump over-the-knee black suede boots (old), similar here |

I know this has been said before, but January truly is the Mondays of months. Lately, I’ve been so cranky, SO cold, tired and not motivated. Does anyone else feel the same way? There are only so many cozy sweaters to keep me warm and get me through the day. I’m an anxious person already, but this month has really taken a toll on my anxiety. I’m just not feeling myself lately, but I’ve trying to find ways to calm my mind and disconnect from social media and work. It’s difficult because a big part of my day job IS social media, but sometimes it’s really necessary to unplug and just be. I haven’t mastered the art of unplugging, but I’m working on it. Because of the cold weather and what seems like constant darkness, I haven’t been doing as much after work. I mean, I’ve never really been a gym goer, but I did regularly go to yoga and I haven’t made an effort to do that. After not doing it consistently for a while, I’ve realized how important it is for me. I always feel rejuvenated, calm and content after yoga. This year, I really want to focus on what is truly important for me to live a happy, balanced and healthy life. I don’t expect some of my bad habits to change in an instant, but I’m (slowly) working on unplugging and being more conscious of what my body is telling me.

While my habits are under review, that doesn’t mean I’m not relying on cuddly sweaters to get me through the days. This oversized sweater from NordstromRack literally feels like I’m cuddling in a blanket all day. It’s roomy and warm and it just feels like happiness–haha! With some motivation, self-awareness and cozy sweaters, I think I’ll be able to make it through these winter months successfully.

What are some ways you manage the winter blues?

xx

Jackie

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