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April 29, 2016

Ways to Keep Inspired
















We all go through slumps, and the first step in getting out of a slump is to admit you have one. Hello, my name is Emily Jenny and I am in a slump of epic proportions! If you're following me along on Instagram you may have noticed my rather concerning posts and captions. After having a terrible week filled with anxiety, my days turned from frantic to just blah. I took control of my anxiety(for now) but the after effects led to zero motivation and an un-inspired feeling.

I used to run to my computer after every shoot and find joy in editing photos and writing. But lately, I've avoided that process completely, rushing my work and really having no clear direction with my words. So, I took to Instagram to be real and raw with my situation and asked my friends what they did to get inspired and motivated again. I compiled a list of their suggestions along with some of my own tips below. I hope those of you in my slumppy situation find this helpful!

1. Turn off your phone and disconnect from all social media (this one is terribly hard for me)

2. Go for a long walk and observe your surroundings: sights, smells, noises

3. Start a Stream of Consciences: take a paper and a pen and set your timer to 1 minute, begin writing whatever comes to your mind. It does not need to make sense! Just let the words fill your page

4. Wake up with the mindset of "I am going to have a GOOD day, no matter what!"

5. Understand that this feeling is temporary, life is all about those hills and valleys

6. Take a trip, even for a day

7. Escape to your favorite blogs, Pinterest boards and photos

Now I know this post had zero to do with fashion and that is one thing I have set out to do with Stiletto Beats this year. Share more than just fashion! On the flip side I wore this feminine summer look over the weekend with Emin running wedding errands...per usual.


xo
ejc

Wearing: Dress - c/o Alicia Bell, Heels - Steve Madden, Bag - Off Saks 5th, Hat - Lack of Colors, Sunglasses - Woodzee

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4 comments

  1. First two and taking a trip somewhere are the mot important things for me to do in order to have a good inspiration flow. :)
    You're looking stunning Emily, that dress was made for you to wear it! I'm glad to read that you're feeling better, anxiety is a real problem and can be so scary, but only people who have encountered it know what it feels like while others don't even believe that it's a "true issue"!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com

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  2. so nice pics ;-))


    i invite to me too


    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you Emily for being so honest, it takes a lot so I applaud you. You're doing amazing things and you inspire a lot of people, all the while doing it with an authentic voice and beauty.

    May you find a little inspo each day this week,

    xx
    Lauren
    www.shoesandsashimi.com

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  4. Love your sunglasses!! I was looking for something similar. Great outfit and vibes!

    Steal4Style

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Thank you so very much for all your comments they mean the world to me! Keep spreading the love and inspiration. xo ejc

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