Day dreaming the day away in my favourite dress from the Sandra Mansour x H&M collaboration. This diaphanous thing is the perfect balance of romantic and cool. I’m obsessed with the mushroom tone and the delicate Swiss dot (and if you follow me, you know I have this thing for delicate dresses). Still, aside from for photos, I truly can’t imagine when I’m going to have the opportunity to wear this thing in real life anytime soon. Goodness, I miss dressing up and going out without a care in the world!
Yesterday on Instagram, I talked about all the ways I paired down my personal schedule last week to the bare minimum. I was overworked and overwhelmed and had run myself ragged and right into the ground. I cancelled anything that wasn’t immediately pressing or work related, including my French lessons, meditation time, morning workouts and more.
Straight Up? It didn’t really make me feel better in the way that I thought it would. I’m a creature of habit and I live for routine. I missed elements of my morning ritual. I gained 5 pounds and I still feel sluggish. So it’s yet another reminder that: Balance. Is. Everything.
I’m going to exercise tomorrow. I won’t Friday. I’m going to eat clean because I want to. But I’ll probably have some coffee ice cream tonight too. It’s a shock that it takes hitting a wall to remember to step back, but that some habits and rituals are worth keeping, even when it feels difficult.
Photography: Liza Litvinovich