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)
Fantastic words and a really good style!
Thank you very much! 🙂
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!
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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
Wonderful piece of writing! Always helps to stay positive! 🙂
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Thank you so much!
So great post as always!! Look so pretty! Kisses
Thank you lovely!
Such a stunning outfit! I’m absolutely in love with your bag and the shirt <3
Thank you so much Carolin!
Love the colours of your outfit!
Thank you Magda!
You look gorgeous dear! loving the red top on you!
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Thanks so much Floortje!
this blouse its very beautiful,
i love it! <3
Thank you Carmen!
I love your blog, thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much!
Love this look especially your shoes! Great advice for staying balanced!
Thank you Nicole, I’m happy that you liked my text!
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!
Summer – is a big reason for being happy!
Thank you Viktoriya for commenting!
Love that top, especially paired with those killer jeans!
Ashley || Sed Bona
Thanks so much Ashley!
Love your outfit and love your post! Great advice, stop and be you! Thank you!
Never hurt to slow down in life and take a step back! hope you enjoy your holidays and can’t wait to see photos!
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In love with the entire outfit!! Comfy and chic at the same time!
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This whole outfit is a dream. Every piece is wonderful individually and they all look wonderful together.
Such a pretty look. I love your eaarings. The color of top is fabulous. And combination with those denims is so cool.
que preciosidad de combinación de colores 🙂
an ice cream or two will definitely help me get back into balance!
Your earrings are stunning!
Sparkles and Shoes
You look totally stunning. Absolutely beautiful!!. xoxoxo
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
I love that top and all your fun colors! So glad you got the break you needed are are feeling back in balance.
Straight A Style
Absolutely adore those sleeves!! Such a fun style! You are looking lovely!
M Loves M
LOVE this outfit!
I love this outfit so so so much! The T-shirt/top adds a nice pop of color!
This top is just beautiful. I love how simple it is yet makes quite a statement!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
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!
You look stunning!! love the look
Xx, Tiffany Lea
Such a great post, Natali! You also look adorable! Love your top and your bag is gorgeous!
this jeans are so cute
I totally agree! Sometimes we just need to slow down and take some time for ourselves. Great post!
Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com
So glad to hear this! It’s so tough being a blogger and always multitasking. Everyone needs a vacation to reset!
Chow Down USA
I am crushing over your look Gorgeous. Really really fantastic!!
La camisa es preciosa pero los pendientes son espectaculares.
Te dejo mi nuevo post con un summer look ideal:
I love the way all the colours look together 🙂 and the bag is super beautiful!
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
Beautiful pictures! Just came across to your blog and I love it.
Thanks for this 🙂
Have a great week ahead!
You’ve always got the coolest “French girl” vibes. xo
Love this outfit!The top is so cute:-)
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
Such a cute look
Your outfit is stunning !
Such a great summer outfit! Love the Celine belt bag. 🙂 I recently discovered your blog and I love your content!
finding balance is so hard in our fast-paced world and these are great tips! i love those fun jeans!
cute & little
You are just stunning. Love this post, so well written!
xo, Allie // http://www.champagne-tuesdays.com
so gorgeous! Your earrings, top, jeans and bag are all so gorgeous!
Love this look
Gorgeous! Be sure to check out my latest blog post!
Such a nice outfit!!
Agree with your post from the very first line <3
xoxo, All about hats
Wow, love the look! It’s amazing. The jeans are stunning <3
Alina // alinacorona.de
I am in love with this outfit <3
Beautiful post x
Your blog is so very well organized!
I love this outfit, it’s chic and you look so pretty.
You look so classy. And you carry yourself very well!