Working from home in your jammies may sound like a dream, but days (or let’s be honest weeks) later the novelty of skipping the dreaded morning commute can soon wear off. Without a proper structure, working remotely can not only hinder your productivity, it can also put a strain on your mental wellbeing.
To ensure we all stay healthy (and sane!) during the pandemic, here are a few of my top tips when working from home.
‘Look into the mirror who’s inside there, the one with the long hair, same old me again today’. This song (Unpretty by TLC) came on the radio the other day, and despite having listened to it on numerous occasions, I honestly felt every lyric and even had a little cry at the end. For me, it hit home about how insecure I can feel at times; insecure about my image, my life and what people think.
You could say that working full-time, studying a masters degree, writing a blog and planning a wedding is too much for one person – but I’d say not!
Unfortunately, most of us will have experienced those nagging thoughts that tell us we’re not good enough at some point. Whether it’s a new job opportunity, a daring outfit or responding to a compliment – we can find ourselves tainted by these horrible thoughts of self-doubt.
You’ve probably heard of a juice detox, or even a digital detox, but have you heard of a wardrobe detox?! Well, until recently I hadn’t either, so I was thrilled when Grace from Sorted With Style got in touch to offer a full wardrobe cleanse!
It’s no secret that I’ve battled with self-doubt since returning to the world of blogging. I’ve often spoken about feelings of self-consciousness and the vulnerability that comes with ‘putting yourself out there’.
It’s fair to say these feelings were more than tested the other day, when I was made aware that someone I know (not a friend!) had been ridiculing my blog and Instagram posts. I immediately had that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, and felt completely shocked and confused as to why they would do this. After mulling it over, it soon dawned on me that this won’t have been the first time this has happened, and unfortunately it won’t be the last.
Since returning to the land of blogging, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is – ‘do you not feel embarrassed taking photos in public?’ In short, yes and no!