Hello friends! How was your week? My break was lovely, and now I’m super stoked to share spring outfit ideas with you.
Another capsule is finished. Now it’s time to hang tight, enjoy what I have, and not shop.
I’ve got to be honest. It’s always a little hard for me to switch out of shopping mode and get back into no-shopping mode. Any of you feel this way?
Here’s how I approach the transition.
Stick with me for a second.
At the Texas Style Council last weekend, we talked a lot about letting go of negativity in your life to make room for positivity.
This quote puts it in perspective: “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.” –unknown
When I’m faced with negativity, I take a second to check in with myself. How am I going to feel if I let this into my life? And if the answer is, “It’s going to ruin my day,” then why would I choose to let it in? I have more control than I think. (And you do too.)
Bringing it back around to shopping.
For me, shopping, while not completely negative, usually makes me feel antsy and discontent. I do get a rush and I’d classify it as “fun” but when I look a little deeper, I see that it’s not really a peaceful experience for me. It empties me — it doesn’t fill me.
I’d rather invite peace into my life.
So, as I’ve had the urge to shop over the past few days, I ask myself how I want to feel: empty or full? And, since the answer is always full, I try to replace shopping with an activity that fills me up, like taking a walk with my dog or reading or calling up a friend.
Then — this is the most important part — I consciously let myself be happy that I’m choosing the peaceful activity that’s filling me up.
It all starts with a simple question: “How is this going to make me feel?”
That’s how I’m approaching it these days. How about you?
Jeans: old from Gap (similar)