Category: Inspiration Boards

Keep Blogging Weird

I normally try not to spread negativity, but today was just one of those incredibly frustrating days on the grind. Midday, I felt so lethargic and dejected I had to just step away from my work and take a me moment. It was then I complied the images for this inspiration board, which I’ve titled Keep Blogging Weird.

All images are courtesy of Pinterest. Follow along with me.

All images are courtesy of Pinterest. Follow along with me.

In these instances, I typically find myself looking for creative inspiration. Whether it be in my work as a freelancer, in my hobbies, or right here on this blog, creativity is what drives me and motivates me to press onward. I discovered this about myself after learning to tune into my mind and body and truly listen.

I’ve talked about the cyclical relationship between feeling good and looking good in previous posts. Most of the time this blog is devoted to discussing looking good, but today brought back to the importance of feeling good. To make a bold, blanket statement: life is hard! It’s very easy to not feel good. This is why it is imperative for us to listen to ourselves, be mindful, and check in to our bodies. They’re telling us something! And today, mine was telling me to take a moment to help myself feel good. After my short me moment and some lunch, I had a positive meeting with a client and a productive phone date with my bff bride to be for whom I’m maid of honor. All it took was listening to myself and doing what my body needed to turn my day around. When was the last time you tuned in to your mind and body and listened?

Here’s a FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD challenge: stop and take a moment each day to practice listening to yourself. For an even bigger challenge, act upon what you crave in that instant – maybe all you need is a me moment. Once you feel better, you’ll look better too!

Midweek Motivation

Sometimes the middle of the week just hits us like a hefty credit card bill. We’re overwhelmed, overextended, and overworked. There’s accomplishment in knowing the week is halfway over, yet we’ve still got so much to do in the next two days and the weekend feels so far away. If you’re like me, your reaction is denial: avoid, zone out, distract, escape. I typically turn to social media looking for some mindless reading, creative inspiration, or just some good old midweek motivation. My particular sluggishness during this midweek slump triggered me to create an inspiration board for all of you out there who may have the same case of the Wednesday-blahs. So before you head to bed, do one last thing for yourself on this Wellness Wednesday and enjoy some midweek motivation! Thursday is almost here, Friday is right around the corner, and the weekend is just about in our reach. We can do it!

collage april 2014

All images are courtesy of Instagram. Follow along with me at @AOCBlogGirl

Warm Up with Spring Inspiration

Baby, it’s cold outside! So, I decided to warm up with Spring inspiration. If you’re like me, you spend these brutally cold winter days bundled up in layers of black and gray. Today, I needed to dream of more colorful days, bikini bodies, and brightly polished nails. After a long day of weathering the fierce winds and falling snow, sit back, relax, and enjoy this Spring-inspired style collage! Stay warm, ladies!

All photos courtesy of Instagram

All photos courtesy of Instagram

Style Collage

Ever have one of those days that flies by, you look at the clock, and say, “How did it get to be 9:30pm?!” Well, today was one of those days where I was so slammed, I neglected this blog! So, in an effort to give the blog a little love before I hit the hay, I’m trying something new: a style collage of some images and inspiration. Who doesn’t like a little pick me up at the end of a long day? Enjoy!

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