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)
Stillness is definitely an art. ✨
Remember to take time for yourself, lovely! ❤️
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Great reflexion and nice look!
Have a fantastic week!
Thanks for this post! This was exactly what I needed right now…
You’re absolutely right!
Have a nice day!
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.
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
you always look so perfect! love the belt over the coat, such a good idea 🙂
Love how you styled the coat babe!
What a beautiful post 🙂
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
Thanks for this reminder <33
Nice look ♥
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
such an elegant look! LOVE this post x
have a wonderful day!
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.
I think you are right about success and business becoming a thing. I love the belted coat!
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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
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I love being busy too, but honestly, sometimes I just think: “come on girl, chill! ” 😀
Lovely outfit and nice blog post. I always believe that there is no universal “way” of being busy as each lifestyle is different.
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
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love the belt around the coat! super chic and cool look!
Sleek and gorgeous look! I love it! http://mariannyc.com/2018/02/26/free-blogger-ebook-media-guide-kit/
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.
This look is fabulous!
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This is so gorgeous! And it’s so true… slowing down, chilling out, and being still is so important!
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. 🙂
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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!
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Love the sweater!
Such a fab post! And I adore that jumper- looks so cosy
I love this post and how you’re talking about ‘being busy”! I hope you’re having a great weekend!
You look beautiful, Natali! I love love love your fun and colorful sweater!
Wow!! You look pretty & awesome in the outfit. I love your whole combination:)
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I love this classy Chanel look <3
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Love the outfit a lot!<3
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Love the sweater!!! So Cute!!!
I am so in love with that furry coat and those jeans are so perfect!
I like the way you’ve styled your ensemble. Logo belts are my favorite trend this season!
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