Happy Monday you guys! How are you? I’m starting the week out on a colorful note with today’s outfit but also a happier note as I spent most of the weekend restoring my mental state through self care and time offline. My weekend included donuts and a massage and in 2020 I don’t think it gets much better than that!
This weekend I also gave myself some pep talks about grace. It started last week actually as – as you guys know already – I was just feeling such severe effects from burnout. I decided to extend myself some grace and allow myself to slow down a bit. When I didn’t feel up for the task of finishing a post for last Thursday after a busy Wednesday, I decided it could wait. A week here or there throughout the year where I don’t do five posts a week is OK. I have to remind myself of these things though otherwise I feel guilt or disappointment with myself.
Keeping myself busy has been the #1 saving grace of getting through each day of quarantine and largely most of 2020 at this point. But this weekend was a reminder that slowing down is just as productive, too. I’ve been going a million miles a minute lately and I think the burn out and finally, truly set in. Moving forward I need to be better about scheduling "off" time and I’m counting down the days to Labor Day week which I plan to take off (as much as someone who is self employed can!)
Re: This outfit! This jumpsuit is the perfect summer into Fall outfit given its orange-y hue. It’s part of Madewell’s Secret Sale right now that has so many good markdowns! I also spotted this jumpsuit, this jumpsuit and this jumpsuit that all could be styled for both the dog days of summer and well into Fall with the right shoes and jacket! And in case you missed this post, it shares a bunch of other great linen pieces I am loving lately.