Coming Back & Finding Rhythm
The last few
weeks months have been an overdose of stress, work deadlines, disappointments and frustrations. I just did not have the energy or inclination to write. The zeal to write, share, talk was just not there. In the beginning, it was not a conscious decision to take a break. But, at some point in June, I decided that it was a good thing to to step away. In a way, it is a good thing when you go away and come back with new energy. I have a few posts in mind for the next few weeks. Let us start with a quick catch up.
- I ended my Shopping Ban in the 2nd week of June. Overall, it was very refreshing to take 3 months to ‘reset’. I might do another ban or just a ‘Slow Shopping Exercise’ from August to October.
- I recognized the areas of excesses (Shoes, Shoes, Shoes) and the areas that need a few additions (couple of blouses or tops).
- I will be sharing what I acquired since closing my ban in the next few posts.
- I also figured out the two triggers that make me blow my budget – which brings me to the next section.
- I shop when a.) I have setbacks in my personal life. Most of my setbacks are related to not meeting life goals (Getting the dream job, but not getting the visa, not acing an exam, failing to get pregnant, failing to stick to a weekly gym routine). I am sure everyone has their own battles and unwarranted life changes. Sometimes it is that tiny voice in your head that brings up all your failings. Sometimes it is just the snail pace of things and frustrating delays. My way of dealing with all of this is to spend time browsing online. By the end of it I have a few pretty things arriving home in packages.
- I shop when b.) I am under immense work pressure. The below message pretty sums up my life story for 2017.
Fixing my wardrobe issues requires me to figure out better ways to handle stress, setbacks and failure first. At the point of stating the obvious, Buying More and Collecting Pretty things is just another symptom and not the actual problem.
How do you deal with set backs and failures? What keeps you going? How do you measure success? I would really love to know and learn from you.