13 Dec 2017

What to do when you Feel Unproductive

Hey y’all, I wanted to catch up with you on what’s going on in my life this week and just chat. I’m currently knee deep in exam week and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. But I’m hanging in there because I only have a pre-calc and AP psychology exam left! Trying to study for exams and post five days a week has been difficult, and yesterday was sort of like a breaking point for me. I felt so overwhelmed because I couldn’t post a blogpost like I had planned, and I was angry with myself for not planning better/keeping up with my promise of doing five posts a week up until Christmas. I had an early exam and meetings with teachers throughout the day so the only time I actually had free in my day was from 1:30-4:00. And in that time I had planned to have lunch, study for my physics exam and write a blog post, which unfortunately isn’t realistic. So when It was 4:00pm and I still hadn’t wrote a blogpost, I felt like a failure. I looked at my sister and said, “I’ve done nothing today”. I was disappointed because I couldn’t get one thing off my to do list, despite all my other accomplishments that day. And of course she laughed and reminded me that I had taken a French exam, went to a Physics review session, took the second portion of my French exam, studied for my physics exam, and was about to go meet with a teacher to review for my math exam (whoo that was a lot of exams in one sentence lol). Y’all I was honestly shocked because none of that had registered in my mind. I felt as if I’d been sitting in bed all day watching Greys Anatomy (which is what I wish I could have done). It was just the idea of getting my to-do list completed to be productive that made me feel like I failed. I love productivity, and crave for things to line up perfectly in my day, jam packing my to-do list making it long enough for an entire week. I’m a perfectionist by nature and feel like I’m constantly trying to prove myself…mostly to myself, which of course never ends well. I wanted to share this with y’all for a few reasons, first off I want to always be completely honest and real on my blog. I’m a human, I’m not perfect, and I too have days where I feel like my mind is moving 10 times faster than my body. I want y’all to know that productivity is your effort that you put forward. There will be times where you feel as if you’ve accomplished nothing even though you were productive all day. And the worst thing you can do is compare yourself  to other friends and bloggers who seem to do it all, it isn’t fair to yourself. If you put your best foot forward, then give yourself credit and accept that you may not always be able to do as much as you planned. Sometimes we’re able to accomplish more in one day than another, and that’s completely fine! So next time you feel like you’ve done nothing be kind with yourself, remember everything you’ve already accomplished, and go treat yourself to a coffee!

Thanks for listening to me ramble (lol) and I hope this can help you in some way! Are any of y’all to-do list makers? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

xx Sasha

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  • Found the cutest black sweater and it's on sale! This morning I went to Church with a good friend and got brunch afterwards! I'm about to go take some blog photos and then hopefully do some meal prep for the week! I love meal prepping because it helps me have quick options to snack on and makes me more likely to eat in rather than be tempted to go out. Especially during Whole30 meal prep has been a life saver! What do you do on Sunday's to make your week easier? (Ps: remember you can now shop my Instagram on the blog!)
  • The cutest sweatshirt dress under $35!! Y'all today I finally finished (well almost) the new blog! After being tired of the way my blog looked I decided to give it a makeover! Now you can shop my Instagram including this dress! So go take a look, and tell me what y'all think!
  • Hands up for snow days!! Yesterday we got almost a foot of snow which is incredibly unusual for Raleigh! I've been curled up on the couch by our fireplace, watching Hulu and working on the blog! I need a good show to binge on Netflix or Hulu, what's your favorite? (Also the blog may or may not be getting a major facelift!)
  • I feel like I haven't gotten to introduce myself, I'm Sasha! I love Jesus and sharing the gospel. I really want to like reading but I don't unless I'm at the beach with a mojito, or reading my bible with a highlighter and pen. I love breakfast, and poached eggs are my go to at brunch! But my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I probably change my order about five times because I'm so indecisive. I'm a perfectionist at heart, I try to do everything and I mean everything (high school, jewelry business, blog, youth group three times a week, and a job) until I'm exhausted. I love learning unless it's physics, then I'm just confused. But I love math and solving problems. I am constantly trying to prove myself to myself, and make it a game to see how much I can accomplish in a day. I am a creature of habit, I go to the same coffee shop at least three times a week and I've made friends with all the baristas lol. I'm an introverted extrovert and love talking (a lot)! I love traveling and dream of moving somewhere like London or New York. Oh and I'm a twin (it's so much fun)! Ps: this outfit is all linked in today's blog post, so go give it a read!
  • Finally got a pair of leopard loafers and I'm obsessed! They're so comfy and look amazing! Tomorrow we're supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow, it may not sound like much, but for NC that means school will be canceled for a few days! Super excited to curl up on the couch, watch KUWTK and drink some hot chocolate!😆 What are your favorite things to do on snow days?
  • Yesterday I did the first part of my driving for drivers ed, luckily he only had to use his brakes a couple of times🙈 Not sure how I feel about driving yet but I have another class later today. Do you guys like driving, or would you rather have your friend drive?
  • Happy Friday Eve! I'm so excited about the long weekend ahead! This week was my first full week back at school and it's been pretty hard adjusting back from having so much free time. But I'm also kinda loving it because I'm sort of in my element when I have a bunch of stuff to do, all about the #hustle lol! I wanted to share a few thoughts on our identity. So last week I applied to a style company for a space in their influencer community. And today I saw an email in my inbox and my stomach dropped to the floor. I had a hunch when I applied that I didn't have a very high chance to get in, but thought what's the worst thing that can happen, they say no and I move on and try again later down the road. But for some reason all afternoon there's been a weight on my chest and a voice in my head saying I'm not good enough! And holy moly, that's so far from the truth. You see our identity is in Jesus, who says we are enough! And at times it can be hard to remember when things you had such high hopes for fall through. I keep reminding myself of Genesis 1:27 and Isaiah 25:1. It's so easy to lose sight of what God has planned for your life by little moments that take away your attention from the big picture. Whatever challenge, rejection, or pain you're facing, Jesus is so much bigger than it and so is his plan for you! (Ps: this sweater is on major sale, linked on the blog)
  • Currently dreaming of being somewhere warm. I feel like once January roles around I'm done with winter and ready for spring dresses and cute sandals (anyone else?) But until then this fur vest is great to stay cozy in the winter weather! My favorite way to style it is, with a pair of jeans, riding boots, a white sweater and gold hoops!
  • I think I'm pretty late on the otk boot trend, but since I've got these I've been wearing them everywhere! These were the only shoes I wore on my trip to Paris and they were surprisingly comfortable for walking around Paris all day. I'm currently lusting over the Stuart Weitzman pair, but if you're not wanting to splurge these are the perfect option!

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