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How to get back into balance

June 14, 2017

How to get back into balance? I’ll tell you how! Just do the opposite from what brought you to misbalance. To be honest, before leaving to my Croatian holidays, I was at the very, very, VERY thin line of having a major burn out followed “nicely” along with a big feeling of anxiety…

I was overworked, tired, sick, running everywhere, every single day and trying to multitask as much as possible, just to end another day feeling like I haven’t accomplished 1/3 of what I have intended. I had another sort of pressure from being a mom and my daughter’s first school year coming to an end which meant more ballet class activities, her performance and also doing more homework and home tests with her. Bad weather ( talking about a NEVER ENDING snow), work which requires me to sit most of the time in front of the laptop screen and no time to “just be” and take care of myself is what got me out of any balance…

I was pretty much lost which I, of course, didn’t see then and thought that I can still run on that kind of system for a while. I was wrong!

First day of my holidays I have almost went straight to the beach from the airport and have been going there every single day since. After 2 weeks that I’ve been here, only now have I started to feel that I’m getting back into some sort of balance… Maybe not a life balance but an inner kind of balance… Balance in which my soul and heart are feeling good and this reflects on everything around me. I’m sleeping much better, I’m more rested, more smiling, caring so much less about stupid things which never even mattered ( but I have been giving to those and many more so much importance just because I was in a completely wrong mindset back at home in Helsinki ).

Sea, sun, long walks, family, friends and tons of fresh produce which I get from the Farmer’s Market each day + an ice cream ( or two ) a day have been the crucial keys to getting me back into balance.

If you’ve been feeling off or unhappy lately, stop for a moment and think about what is it that makes you-you?! What is it that makes your smile wider and your heartbeat faster? You would be surprised how little you need to get back into the balance and how most of those things aren’t even having a shape or form, they simply need to be felt… Just like the sea breeze, sound of the waves or sunrays kissing your cheeks… Oh Summer, I love you!

My outfit: Jeans / top (HERE), Earrings (HERE), Shoes (HERE), Bag (HERE)

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  • Reply Michelly June 14, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Fantastic words and a really good style!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 14, 2017 at 9:53 AM

      Thank you very much! 馃檪

    • Reply Jennifer Snuffleupagus June 18, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      True that. You look lovely and refreshed! I’m so glad you have come to this understanding and shared it with us readers. I’m sure many of us feel this way. I know I do lately after starting a new job as a personal assistant and wanting to go over the top to impress this new family – while also helping the last family I worked with during the recovery process of a major surgery. I’ve been working 24/7!
      Living sustainably on $100/week in NYC

      • Reply natali karppinen July 1, 2017 at 5:47 AM

        Thank you so much Jennifer on your words and for sharing your story too. It does help to speak out
        and help each other out by showing that we’re all equally vulnerable and often struggle with the same

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Wonderful piece of writing! Always helps to stay positive! 馃檪

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Anonymous June 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    so cute…….

  • Reply a trendy life June 14, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    So great post as always!! Look so pretty! Kisses

  • Reply Carolin June 14, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Such a stunning outfit! I’m absolutely in love with your bag and the shirt <3

    Caro :*

  • Reply Magda June 14, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Love the colours of your outfit!

  • Reply Floortje June 14, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    You look gorgeous dear! loving the red top on you!



  • Reply carmen June 14, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    this blouse its very beautiful,
    i love it! <3
    kisses darling

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  • Reply Nicole June 14, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Love this look especially your shoes! Great advice for staying balanced!

    xx Nicole

  • Reply Keri Blair June 14, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    What a unique and vibrant top! You look beautiful and I hope you are feeling balanced and refreshed from your trip! I hear Croatia is stunning!

    Enjoy your summer!

  • Reply Viktoriya June 14, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    Summer – is a big reason for being happy!

  • Reply Ashley Hutchinson June 14, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Love that top, especially paired with those killer jeans!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Reply Eleanor June 15, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    Love your outfit and love your post! Great advice, stop and be you! Thank you!

  • Reply Irene | Hint of Grey June 15, 2017 at 5:59 AM

    Never hurt to slow down in life and take a step back! hope you enjoy your holidays and can’t wait to see photos! | Hint of Grey

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  • Reply Kendall June 15, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    This whole outfit is a dream. Every piece is wonderful individually and they all look wonderful together.


  • Reply vaishali June 15, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Such a pretty look. I love your eaarings. The color of top is fabulous. And combination with those denims is so cool.

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  • Reply Jamie June 16, 2017 at 4:14 AM

    an ice cream or two will definitely help me get back into balance!

    xo Jamie

  • Reply Kelly June 16, 2017 at 5:06 AM

    Your earrings are stunning!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Reply Toks June 16, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    You look totally stunning. Absolutely beautiful!!. xoxoxo

  • Reply The Fashion Folks June 16, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    I agree, it’s a great idea to do the opposite of what made you anxious/depressed/stressed. A simple but a really good answer. Long walks, beach life and taking it slow sounds all so good. Also, love your outfit. That top is too cute! Xx

  • Reply Amy Arnold June 16, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    I love that top and all your fun colors! So glad you got the break you needed are are feeling back in balance.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Mara June 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Absolutely adore those sleeves!! Such a fun style! You are looking lovely!
    M Loves M

  • Reply Liz Nguyen June 17, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    so pretty!


  • Reply Alexa M Johnson June 17, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    LOVE this outfit!

  • Reply Kris June 18, 2017 at 12:49 AM

    I love this outfit so so so much! The T-shirt/top adds a nice pop of color!
    xx, Kris

  • Reply Jessica June 18, 2017 at 3:26 AM

    This top is just beautiful. I love how simple it is yet makes quite a statement!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Nikki June 18, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Your outfit is so adorable!!! I especially love the red top with the contrasting blue earrings.
    Anyways, this post is amazing. the last few weeks I have been feeling very unhappy and not well, me. Thx for writing this love!
    xx Nikki

  • Reply Tiffany Lea Zimmermann June 19, 2017 at 5:08 AM

    You look stunning!! love the look
    Xx, Tiffany Lea

  • Reply Jennifer June 19, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Such a great post, Natali! You also look adorable! Love your top and your bag is gorgeous!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Reply vaessa June 20, 2017 at 12:01 AM

    this jeans are so cute


  • Reply Vanessa June 20, 2017 at 12:16 AM

    I totally agree! Sometimes we just need to slow down and take some time for ourselves. Great post!

    Vanessa x |

  • Reply Chelsea June 20, 2017 at 6:35 AM

    So glad to hear this! It’s so tough being a blogger and always multitasking. Everyone needs a vacation to reset!

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  • Reply Nistha Saraf June 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    I am crushing over your look Gorgeous. Really really fantastic!!

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  • Reply Eva-Maria June 20, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    I love the way all the colours look together 馃檪 and the bag is super beautiful!

  • Reply Esther June 20, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    You look stunning. I like these denim trousers.
    It is very important to take a break from time to time.
    Have a fantastic week. Love, Esther

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  • Reply Angie Wilson June 20, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    You’ve always got the coolest “French girl” vibes. xo

  • Reply Olga June 20, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Love this outfit!The top is so cute:-)

  • Reply Ellese June 21, 2017 at 3:45 AM

    You look absolutely gorgeous. I love the line you wrote “remember what make you -you”. AHH!! thank you for that reminder. I have fallen into the unbalanced rut as well. This was a slice of heaven to read through. Thanks babe. Xo, Ellese


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  • Reply olia June 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Such a cute look

  • Reply Alex June 21, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Your outfit is stunning !

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    Such a great summer outfit! Love the Celine belt bag. 馃檪 I recently discovered your blog and I love your content!

  • Reply kileen June 21, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    finding balance is so hard in our fast-paced world and these are great tips! i love those fun jeans!

    cute & little

  • Reply Allie June 22, 2017 at 3:43 AM

    You are just stunning. Love this post, so well written!

    xo, Allie //

  • Reply nat June 22, 2017 at 5:01 AM

    so gorgeous! Your earrings, top, jeans and bag are all so gorgeous!
    Love this look

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    Such a nice outfit!!

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    Wow, love the look! It’s amazing. The jeans are stunning <3
    Alina //

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    I love this outfit, it’s chic and you look so pretty.
    xo Alessia

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