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Art of stillness

February 26, 2018

Art of stillness… or chilling the f* down. 😀 I’ve been having some thoughts on how “being busy” has become a 2nd word for “success”. If you ask somebody how are you doing, what have you been up to, etc. 99% of the time the answer will be something like: ” Dude, I’ve been SOOOOO busy!” Being soooo busy has become a norm for being so important, so advanced, so successful that it makes me laugh. 

I am a busy person, my personality is such that I can’t stay still for too long or I get very anxious. I love being busy but being busy with a purpose, busy in a way that pushes me forward, instead of holding me back from living life to the fullest. I have worked hard to reach that state of mind where being laidback and making more time and space for random little things in daily life and just being FINE with only doing that. Chilling and enjoying it!

Often I’ve felt that if I’m not busy just like and as much as everybody else, it means that I’m missing out, something is SO wrong with me and my life isn’t as exciting or fulfilled as everybody else’s. If you’re not on the go 0-24 and if you actually do make time to meet people, go out to eat, go out to dance the night away, go to the cinema, you’re definitely having a tag “looser” on your forehead or what? Nope! So not true!

Don’t spend your life being busy doing the wrong kind of “being busy”. Don’t wait for your holidays once or twice a year to remember to chill down but take a moment to actually do absolutely nothing and just be fine with that right now in this day even! Take a long walk in the forest or by the sea without constantly feeling like you have to time everything in order to make it everywhere and do everything. Don’t stretch yourself so thin that in the end the only person who will become very busy will be yourself but with a major burnout and most likely some sort of depressing feeling. Take a moment each day to read a book, spend an hour on the phone talking to your best friend, meditate, whatever… Just don’t feel guilty about it.

Yes, work hard and prove yourself at work, be a responsible adult and do things which you need to do, but remember that being popularly busy is not worth the price that it comes with. I have been there and it didn’t ended well, my health got bad, I’ve become very anxious and was left with the feeling of emptiness and unsatisfaction. For what? For blaming being too busy to actually enjoy the little things in life, for being too busy to just chill on a Saturday night and not feel a serious case of FOMO instead? Art of stillness is not something you should ever dwell on… Sometimes, you should make it your priority instead! 🙂

Have a great Monday everybody!

I’m wearing: Bag (HERE), Belt (HERE), Coat (SIMILAR), Jeans (HERE), Boots (SIMILAR), Sweater (HERE)

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37 Comments

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 26, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Stillness is definitely an art. ✨
    Remember to take time for yourself, lovely! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Reply A Trendy Life February 26, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    Great reflexion and nice look!
    Have a fantastic week!

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  • Reply Emma February 26, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Thanks for this post! This was exactly what I needed right now…
    You’re absolutely right!
    Gorgeous coat!
    Have a nice day!

  • Reply Courtney Hardy February 26, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    I really need to practice slowing down, but then when i slow down i feel bad because i could have gotten more done. I think we all need time to relax, and relaxing here and there is very helpful.
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  • Reply bonjourchiara February 26, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Thanks so much for having written down what I exactly think! the fact that you are not SOOOO busy doesn’t mean you don’t have a life! xx
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  • Reply eva maria February 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    you always look so perfect! love the belt over the coat, such a good idea 🙂

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  • Reply Alina February 26, 2018 at 8:02 PM

    Love how you styled the coat babe!

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  • Reply Lindsey February 26, 2018 at 10:20 PM

    What a beautiful post 🙂

    Love, Lindsey
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  • Reply Toks February 26, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    I am actually soooo busy all week long, but working on one thing and another but I try not to be busy in the evenings and weekends, then I try to be busy doing fun things. Love this look, the sweater is so cool. xoxoxo

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  • Reply Karen February 27, 2018 at 12:12 AM

    Thanks for this reminder <33

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  • Reply alexa February 27, 2018 at 4:50 AM

    awesome!

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  • Reply Cristina February 27, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Nice look ♥

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  • Reply Elegant Duchess February 27, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    love this post and I couldn’t agree more with that ‘buys me’ concept! it does make me laugh how everyone around me is sooooo incredibly busy, too busy to even respond to a message (sometimes I get responses like a day later, when I forgot about the original message!). forget about face to face catch up, it requires like 3 months planning.
    thank you for sharing your thoughts hun xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

  • Reply Morning Mountains February 27, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    such an elegant look! LOVE this post x
    have a wonderful day!

  • Reply ivana split February 27, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    slažem se….ne treba biti zauzet i okupirat poslom i obavezama svake sekunde da bi bili produktivni, dapače nekad i smeta productivnosti biti previše ‘busy’. Predivan kaput i kombinacija.

  • Reply Amy Arnold February 27, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    I think you are right about success and business becoming a thing. I love the belted coat!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Marian February 28, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    I could get lost in the phantasy world created by photographer Katharina Jung.
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  • Reply Jenny February 28, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    In LOVE with this outfit girl!! Love how the gold hardware from the GG belt pops against all black and the bag looks gorgeous xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture X

  • Reply Yuliya Oleynykova February 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    I love being busy too, but honestly, sometimes I just think: “come on girl, chill! ” 😀
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  • Reply Mischelle February 28, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Lovely outfit and nice blog post. I always believe that there is no universal “way” of being busy as each lifestyle is different.

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

  • Reply Vale March 1, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    We are so alike, dear Natali! I always need to do something and yes, we have to appreciate stillness more. You look incredibly beautiful my friend, love your jacket belted this way, yay! Many kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Kelsey Bang March 1, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    love the belt around the coat! super chic and cool look!

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  • Reply Mariann Yip March 1, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    Sleek and gorgeous look! I love it! http://mariannyc.com/2018/02/26/free-blogger-ebook-media-guide-kit/

  • Reply Heba March 1, 2018 at 11:37 PM

    I love your look. You honestly look like a modern day princess, your whole look (your face and body) is beautiful. You’re just so beautiful.

    Heba xx
    The Heba

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK March 2, 2018 at 2:15 AM

    This look is fabulous!

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  • Reply mel March 3, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    This is so gorgeous! And it’s so true… slowing down, chilling out, and being still is so important!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/living-room-home-decor

  • Reply Nicolette March 3, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    I love your sweater! You’re so right about taking some time off for yourself and not feeling guilty about it. We all need time to rest and de-stress. Whenever my sister doesn’t, she becomes physically ill, as if she caught the stomach flu. My favorite thing to do is to drive out to a hiking trail and just immerse myself with the fresh air and nature. 🙂
    Nicolette | https://nicolette.co

  • Reply Jessica March 4, 2018 at 12:17 AM

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic too! I totally agree with you! It’s not always good to be “busy” all the time. I’m loving your belted coat too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Bright December March 4, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    Love the sweater!

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  • Reply Ellie March 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Such a fab post! And I adore that jumper- looks so cosy

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    Ellie xx

  • Reply Violette Champion March 4, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    I love this post and how you’re talking about ‘being busy”! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  • Reply Jennifer March 5, 2018 at 2:28 AM

    You look beautiful, Natali! I love love love your fun and colorful sweater!
    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.jennifer-lane.com

  • Reply Rosegal March 5, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Wow!! You look pretty & awesome in the outfit. I love your whole combination:)
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  • Reply Carmelatte March 5, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    I love this classy Chanel look <3

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  • Reply Simply Sory March 7, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    Madre mía que fresquete con la nieva. Me chifla el peluchito.

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  • Reply Jess March 28, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Love the outfit a lot!<3
    All about hats

  • Reply women leather handbag June 29, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    Love the sweater!!! So Cute!!!

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