Enjoying a little MeeMee in my Life

Thursday, June 20, 2013
MeeMee Electric Cut Out Blue Dress
Taara Jewelry Moshi Ring
Wewood Date Watch Black Beige
MeeMee Electric Cut Out Blue Dress

Wearing: MeeMee Vintage Electric Cut Shift Dress thanks to MeeMee; Taara Jewelry Moshi Ring thanks to Taara Jewelry; Wewood Date Watch (black/beige); Urge Footwear Sonia Boots (tan)

As a blogger part time and working from home its sometimes so darn hard to just separate work and play. Especially since when you're at home all you want to is Play.
I've been reading one of my first self-help books (the horror haha) called 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin and although I'm only a couple of chapters into it I've found some useful information.
Even though I called myself a blogger, I don't think I treated it like it was a proper job. Blogging to me was what I did in between my shift work. I would jump on the computer while still in bed after I've just woken up (and played a few phone games) to  check my emails. I didn't even brush my teeth or wash my face until I finished a blog post.
So as you can see I started to incorporate what I should consider my job into my play and rest time. Keeping all my blogging essentials in my bedroom meant my bedroom wasn't a place for peace anymore but more like a working and sleeping trap.
Gretchin mentioned it was important to move work out of the bedroom to ensure you can properly seperate work and play.
And those points really resonated with me. These past weeks I found I couldn't sleep in my bed. I'd wake up in the middle of the night and see my laptop light still blinking at me although its on sleep mode and when I get out of bed I fall into my massive pile of clothes to photograph and empty parcel boxes. I felt the need to check emails as soon as I wake up and just before I sleep.  It was a quietly escalating chaotic situation and I couldn't find the peace.

So I've been experimenting lately on moving out my laptop, clothing and parcel boxes permanently to my never used work desk in the house. Then when I wake up, I get ready like I'm starting at 9am for an office job (makeup, hair and clothes all donned) and I walk a couple of meters out to my laptop.
So far, I've noticed good results, I can concentrate so much better and sleep so more peacefully. I now work listening to The Beatles and The XX and that soothes my soul.

And with a more peaceful sleep, here I am wearing a pretty MeeMee dress. This is one of those rare opportunities now where I will wear a dress in Winter without stockings. But I love the cut-out shoulders and although it is chilly I just can't help but show off. Restful sleep and a beautiful dress to wear out makes for a very happy Natalie indeed.

12 comments :

Tiffany said...

One of my favourite books - I love how she actually tried out all the techniques and talk about what worked and didn't work. It's really inspiring but at the same time practical!

Tiffany x
www.corruptingmiffy.com

Keit said...

ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS separate your working place from your living place, because you'll start resenting your home :D
The best thing to do is make a room completely for work, a little office in your home and work only there.
Self help books are good sometimes, depending on who wrote them :D
Adore this blue dress ^_^

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Amazing outfit doll!!!

april said...

I totally agree with you, as a full time mom, I only squeeze in work when kids are napping or in bed already,on my side its hard to find a certain schedule and its true of what you said that you separate work and play and treat your job at home like a job outside your home. great post and love that dress

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Sinem said...

great post!

Mabel said...

You must separate your work and play life! I went through this when I was earning my master's degree online. My home just felt like a place where I had to do nothing but work because the laptop can go anywhere. Then I made myself an office an kept the laptop stationary.

Mabel
Life of Mabel

Tony Lion said...

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Daria said...

That's a good strategy, I hope you can sleep better now :)

Great dress, but I love your rind and your shoes more ;)

Kisses
Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

Tabet said...

Hey,
great pictures and a sweet dress :)
Love
Tabea

http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

el_martina said...

love your hair color!!!

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

You look stunning in this cobalt blue dress. I love it! The belting definitely adds a touch of sophistication to it!
p.s. I am following you on Bloglovin :)

SoapiUk said...

Hey! I found your blog through mee mee. You look gorgeous in this dress! X

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