THE BLACK MAXI DRESS + STAYING GROUNDED

| Express Maxi Dress | Express Jacket |

Last week was a huge aha moment for me because the busiest of life happened, with so many deadlines, growing responsibilities and unlimited to dos, I realized that I had lost my ground and that I needed to get it back. What I didn’t realize is that I had found it in blogging and had put it aside because of time.

Losing ground can be described as feeling disconnected from yourself. For me, it was a combination of feeling overworked, overwhelmed and exhaustion. And as my New Year’s resolution was connected to being present in the moment (read), staying grounded was key to making sure that I stay true to it.

1) ALWAYS make time for what you love to do. Whether it’s working out, painting, cooking, or blogging in my instance, always set some time aside.  This will help you clear your mind from all the worries that are pulling you left right and centre. The first step to this is acknowledging that you need that time. I realized that I enjoy blogging and it helps me put aside everything else going on.

2) SEW: However necessary for survival, people tend to raise the bar every year to how much they forget to SEW. Don’t forget to Sleep, Eat, and drink Water.

3) Clean and Organize: When I’m feeling unbalanced, I find what helps me is to organize my desk, make my bed and put things away in their right spot.

4) Morning Love: Tend to yourself in the morning is key to grounding yourself for the day. Put an outfit together that will make you feel good!

Comment below to let me know what you do to stay grounded!

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11 Comments

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    Kristen

    February 6, 2017

    This is such a stunning look!

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    Sabina

    February 6, 2017

    This maxi dress is absolutely stunning! I love the sheer parts and the sleeves! <3

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

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    Ariel

    February 6, 2017

    I definitely agree, especially number one. I have so many things I want to do, but I “never” have the time… Now that I set aside time for myself, I feel so much more grounded and happy. Also, love this look! <3

    xoxo Ariel
    AESTE BLANC | https://aesteblanc.blogspot.com/

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    Brandi Matthews

    February 6, 2017

    This maxi is stunning!!!!!!! I need to get my hand on this for sure! Happy Monday!
    Xx Brandi
    http://www.brandilocks.com

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    Erin

    February 6, 2017

    I love this fit of this dress on you xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

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    Amy

    February 7, 2017

    I love the SEW acronym, and completely agree with the morning love. I’ve been reading a ton of books lately that talk about the importance of taking time for ourselves in the AM!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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    Brianna de Gaston

    February 10, 2017

    Love the all black look!

    I am looking for someone to collaborate and guest post with if you’re interested 🙂
    degastonbrianna@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Brianna
    http://www.globalfashiongal.com

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    letsdolifestyle

    February 15, 2017

    Love, love, love the dress. I lose grounds almost on a daily basis (ha)….with so much that I have going on. But i keep learning from my mistakes, and keep trying to get better at juggling everything at once. Always take time for your self to recoup. That way, you can take control of the stress instead of the other way around.
    http://www.letsdolifestyle.com

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    Brianna de Gaston

    February 20, 2017

    love the jacket!

    With love,
    Brianna
    http://www.globalfashiongal.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/briannadeg

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    Lorraine

    March 23, 2017

    Love the black shoes on the denim on denim look and how about the maxi dress,and all the good advice!

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      Jamie

      March 23, 2017

      Thanks Lorraine!

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