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Staying motivated.

zaful sweater stylewe pants and justfab bag.

sweater Zaful// pants Stylewe// shoes JUSTFAB// bag justfab

Motivation. It can be a mood killer as much as it can be a mood enhancer. Staying motivated is hard work. That momentum to keep plugging away and do what you do. Motivation can be as simple as wanting to be motivated to get out of bed, or do the dishes, or write a blog post. What can you do though when it goes down the tubes?  You can get it back of course, you can get back on track. But that is in itself hard work. Right?

As a SAHM and blogger it can be hard to be motivated to do things. And this is coming from someone who usually can not sit still or wants to get up and go. But hey, I am human. And sometimes even the motivation for laundry(my nemesis) goes Bye bye.

And then motivation can get smacked down when you look at social media. UGH that social media. You look at your IG and see the followers drop. Then the compare game kicks in, and while it is easy to say that you shouldn’t compare. It is hard, when reaching out to brands to work with and they see that. Probably a lot is spam, but still it can and may take the wind out of your sails. It did for me. Get sick stop messing with Social media and then BAM numbers drop. ANd yes it is easy to say “don’t do that.” Don’t compare, it is still hard. After all we are still human. And that is the nature of most of us.

So, what to do about to get your motivation BACK? Well, sit back and think, this too shall pass. Put on some music and just get up and go. That is what I do. I put on my Video Game music channel on Pandora. the SKYRIM channel. It motivates me and I think they are also doing a study somewhere about the effects of Video game music and productivity. And wow, the research is so far showing that it helps! Hey it keeps you motivate to keep playing the game so why not?

I’ll have to find that study now.

OK so, since being sick I got motivated to get up and get back to work. And I got motivated to finally get around to change my blog’s name. I know, it was a long time coming. And I still haven’t figured out what to call it. Since I am a huge nerd,gamer,tech, and fashion enthusiast. My husband is concerned(being a marketing professional) that it will lock me into a certain niche and too much fashion the name I was thinking of. But then, what name to go with that encompasses it all? Gofashiondeals, has always sounded spammy.  So, I finally got the motivation to get up and go and plan it. This is taking forever.

Still the motivation is there.

OOTD mother of dragons

Blogging is hard work!!!

It is so much easier to say “this is how you get motivated” than to actually get up and do it! It is so much easier to go back to bed and pull the blankets up over your head. But here is a thing a gem a realization of mine. I love video games, as you all may know. It is a HUGE part of my life. I always have played since I was a child playing Super Mario and Legend of Zelda on NES. So, for a while I had no motivation to play at all. With taking care of my son who has ASD, and being a SAHM, a blogger and what ever what ever. It was hard to feel justified in playing. I started to feel unmotivated. I felt bad for wanting to sit infront of the XBOX. Even though my son loves loves loves when mama plays. I had no drive to do it. Then one day, I picked up the controller and just played for a while. My mom said it would be good for me. And you know what? The motivation is back! The drive. And I channeled the drive and motivation for that back into my blogging. And changing how I view Social media. Followers or not. I am doing this for ME! ANd you know what, my stress level is going down. Isnt it funny how a pic with no likes can cause so much internal damage? I think so.

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THe outfit! Total comfort. Total mom comfy. I can chase my wee one and I can look fashionable. These flatforms I have had a while and I still love them! LOVE them. Justfab baby! The sweater and the pants are just so cute together.

But sometimes total comfort is what you need! I know I do!

Steal my style!

Sweater: ZAFUL c/o

Pants StyleWe similar

Shoes: JUSTFAB old similar here

bag: JUSTFAB

lips: NYX

Sorry for the horrible attitude. 🙁 I blame my neck.

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Molly January 27, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    When motivation is lacking for me, I’ve found that you need to alter your routine or change your goals. It sounds like you’re doing that with changing the name of your blog. I liked the pink dress post yesterday and thought how nice it was that you were wearing something different in a different setting and then the pic of your mom and you was a nice touch.

    I know you’ll decide on the right thing. You have such a keen sense of fashion – just do whatever you find fun and the motivation will follow!!!

    Reply
    • Stephanie January 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM

      THank you so much Molly! I wanted contrast with that outfit. A industrial background with the softness of the dress. I figured it was a good pairing. Glad you noticed! 🙂 I am going to keep plugging away on the blog. I love blogging. 🙂

      Reply
  • Shelbee on the Edge January 29, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Stephanie, this sweater! I need one. Although mine might have to say “Mother of Beasts” as I am literally, at this moment, while I type this comment, losing my mind on these little beasts! Why do they always have to sit directly on my left arm as I am trying to type? Grrr. And your bag. Oh swoon! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    • Stephanie January 30, 2017 at 10:58 AM

      Thank you Shelbee! I am mother of beasts too. Hahaha the cats always want my attention when I am blogging. Grrr. 🙂

      Reply
  • Dawn Lucy January 29, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Yay for a Game of Thrones reference! 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

    Reply
    • Stephanie January 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM

      YES!!!! Love the books and tv show!!!

      Reply
  • Emma Peach January 30, 2017 at 6:30 AM

    I love your sweater! The yellow bag is the perfect pop of colour!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    Reply
    • Stephanie January 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM

      THank you Emma!!! It is one of my fave bags!!!

      Reply
  • Beauty Unearthly January 31, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    You look so classy dear! xx

    Reply
    • Stephanie January 31, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      THank you so much!!

      Reply

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