It’s November 6th – already? It’s election day! Are you emotionally fatigued yet? Last week and this week has been very tiring – mentally and emotionally (because of life and the election does not help). There’s so many negative ads, ads about fake news, ads about how to combat fake news, and then there’s just fake news.
When Trump first got elected, I got a little emotional and wrote this piece on my blog. Yes, I’m a lifestyle blogger, but as a former “political operative,” I couldn’t stop myself from expressing my feelings about the election.
I can’t really think or talk about fashion when my mind and body feels so drained. So this week, I’m sharing the top three things I do to combat emotional fatigue. If you are going through something similar, I hope this helps you or if you have any other tips, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
- Walk away from your workstation: As much as I love my little workstation decked out with all my favorite things, I realized that my workstation is where I communicate with everyone. For the past 6 months, I’ve eaten while working because I didn’t want to miss a beat. Being a small business woman means that you have to constantly be on the hustle. Which also means you are constantly in communication with people, which drains you. But, you know what? It’s okay to walk away. Take a break and eat your lunch somewhere else. Just taking a quick walk around the office helps your clear your mind. You will be more successful if you are working when you aren’t so stressed anyway.
- Doodle: I get it, not everyone is an artist. I can’t tell you enough about how doodling has helped me calm my nerves. Even if it’s stick figures, I encourage you to doodle! Doodling forces your brain to expend just enough energy to stop it from daydreaming but not so much that you don’t pay attention (Time magazine)
- Put on a cute outfit and go somewhere by yourself – I’m always looking for the next place to retreat by myself. When I first came to the states, I loved going to Paint the Town in University Village because I loved painting pottery alone. It was something for me to do when I had a bad day or emotionally fatigued. I always made plans to have a date with myself because often times I feel like I put other people’s agendas before mine. Doing this has really helped ONLY focus on myself and what I want.
I hope these tips were helpful in finding how to center yourself. If you need that “cute outfit” to go somewhere, here the deets on my outfit:
- From Clementines: I always try to shop local when I can! #shoplocal Also you can get 15% off with code Salty
- Kat Maconie Shoes – I think they have one left in size 7.5 🤪
- Hat from Homecoming Honolulu
- Jean Jacket from Forever 21 (similar)
- Lots of pins (I know)! My favorites stores for pins are Bobby Pinsco and Valfre but here are some other optinos
- Skirt from Urban Outfitters – similar
- Leggings from LoHo
If you have other tips, feel free to leave them below!
Let’s go grab this week by the balls!
Photos by karyaschanilec photography: https://www.instagram.com/karyaschanilec.photography/