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How to be happy

October 17, 2016

I’m a girl which never takes a break… I will always keep on going at all costs. Heck, sometimes I don’t even take a break to cry and have a proper “breakdown” moment, but I deal with everything on the go or by swiping it “under the carpet” until I can, at some point, deal with it.

I just ride, ride and ride, I succeed, I fail, I get disappointed or I get proud, about myself or about people which I encounter… But I feel that I never take a proper moment to just “be” and process everything that’s happened, good or bad, people which I’ve met, etc.

Being attached to laptop, camera and social media, every single day 0-24 and being a mom of a 1st grader keeps me going like a crazy machine and while I’m present.. .I never actually am… So often it feels as if I have dreamt my day-to-day life as I never get to catch that beautiful glimpse and deepness of something/ whatever has happened.

For instance, I’ll have a photo shoot which I’ve been planning and organising for a long time, the photo shoot will go well, I will be proud of the outcome, but I have about “2 hours” to be proud of it and concentrated on it, then I need to move onto the next thing, task, person, emotion, etc… I feel that too often I don’t live the beauty of a certain moment because there is always another task and moment awaiting around the corner and my schedule is merciless…

Could this be the curse of modern times? That you’re always “so busy” doing multiple things at the same time and never actually live in the precious moment which will never come back or repeat itself in the exactly same form, moment or person.

How to be happy? Well, I have come to conclusion that one of the biggest things which you can do in order to be truly happy, even just for a few hours is to completely tune yourself out of your usual daily routine, forget your scheduled life for a day, gather a bunch of your closest friends, hide your phone somewhere deep down in your bag and enjoy an afternoon by talking to each other, making jokes, eating good food and enjoying the moment that you’re in.

This is what I did yesterday and it felt so liberating! I was for 6 hours straight only concentrated on that precious moment in time, with the best of people, having the best of conversations, laughter sessions, great food and some nice bubblies! We didn’t needed any electronics, not even music because we were producing the best of entertainment to each other by all being present and loving the moment that we were in.

True happiness comes from the inside and your closest friends do know how to get the best out in you, so surround yourself ( if you can ) as often as possible with people who make you laugh, make you feel special and love you for who you are.

How to be happy? Just be… It’s that simple, yet we make it sometimes so impossible.







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  • Reply Ivana October 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Chanel babe:)……

  • Reply Rachel October 17, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Great post! I love that coat! So chic 🙂


  • Reply Amy Arnold October 17, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Love that jacket! The detailing on it is so great. I know what you mean about always being on the go. I am glad you were able to get out of your normal routine and enjoy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:27 PM

      Thank you Amy, I love this jacket and feel very good in it!
      Thank you also on the encouraging words. 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey Bang October 17, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    love how you added the brooch! such a chic look!

    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:26 PM

      Thank you Kelsey, it’s one of my favourite brooches! 🙂

  • Reply Diana Cloudlet October 17, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Darling, I’m in love with this post!
    Can’t wait to see the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet

  • Reply Annabelle October 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Adore this post!

    x Annabelle

  • Reply Aja October 17, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Outfit mi se jako svidja, a torba i patike su mi jako medene <3

  • Reply Lorena October 17, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    For a moment I thought I had written this – I feel like I just keep on going, non stop and while I do know its not healthy its the way I handle things. Just sweep things under the rug.
    Oh and what a beautiful coat.

  • Reply Alissa October 17, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    I am the QUEEN OF OVER COMPLICATING!!!! Oh man, isn’t it so true that we can make up our mind to be happier?!?!
    The Adored Life

    • Reply natali karppinen October 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

      Yes, we absolutely can, it’s not that easy to do it, but it’s absolutely possible!

  • Reply Iga Parker October 17, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    I’m in love with all these little details and how you make the simplest outfit look so damn cool! Great job, hun!


  • Reply Jo October 18, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    I suspect, like most of us, You, too, know the solutions to our modern day problems. Would that we were strong enough to carry them out. But would we be happy?
    We either is or we ‘ain’t.
    Smart coat, Natali. Love it with the red.

  • Reply Silvia Rodriguez October 18, 2016 at 1:46 AM

    Todo tu look está lleno de detalles! Me encantó!

  • Reply Toks October 18, 2016 at 2:11 AM

    Great post. I love the look, especially the coat.

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins October 18, 2016 at 5:40 AM

    Loving this sporty chic look! That coat is just amazing and I love how you added the brooch for an extra detail!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen October 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

      Thank you my dear Shannon, I appreciate your comment!

  • Reply Cielo October 18, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Love your chic coat!!! Amazing look! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Maryam October 18, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    Such a great look, so chic!

    xo, Maryam

  • Reply a trendy life October 18, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    So great post! And the look is so cool! Kisses

  • Reply Stella Asteria October 18, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Hi Natali! What a great post and food for thought. I really enjoyed myself reading, what’s more, it was what I need to read right now. I am sick with a flu and realised that only when I am getting sick I allow myself to relax which is absurd right? I think we all need to take a break once in a while and rest properly while enjoying time with friends, family, doing things we love etc. I really love my daily routine and working on my blog etc, but we should pamper and take good care of ourselves 🙂
    Your look is so classy and beautiful! I really like your aesthetics!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    • Reply natali karppinen October 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! I’m so humbled and happy to read that this post has helped you and
      that you’re agreeing with me on these thoughts about happiness. Much love to you!

  • Reply MVAP Blog October 18, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    You look beautiful!!
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Eleanor October 18, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Been there done that! It happens sometimes and the break is necessary. I love the coat!

  • Reply Memories of the Pacific - Cristina October 18, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    I agree 100% with what you say: happiness comes from within!
    Gorgeous coat, by the way 🙂

  • Reply Angie Wilson October 19, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    Happiness always comes in the form of food for me! Love the military jacket! xo

    • Reply natali karppinen October 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM

      Hahahaha, I love happiness in form of food, that’s for sure! 🙂

  • Reply My Linh October 19, 2016 at 1:53 AM

    I adore your bag and your jacket. Thanks for sharing!
    My Linh

  • Reply Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee October 19, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    LOVE this look girl!!

  • Reply Fabrizia October 19, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    I really appreciated this post different from usual and your way of thought!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Adi October 24, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    I really love this look!! Especially the bag!
    Adi xx

  • Reply sophie November 3, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Lovely chic style <3

    xoxo, Cool style for men

  • Reply Irina November 8, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Was für ein schönes Thema Du aufgreifst. Toll geschrieben.
    Und ein wundervolles Outfit du Liebe! Die Jacke steht Dir ausgezeichnet.

    Ich bin auch total begeistert von der Tasche 🙂

    Alles Liebe,



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