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"TAN ALMOST EVERYWHERE. JAN, ALMOST EVERYWHERE."

Gold star to anyone who knows the reference.

I’ve just gotten back from the cottage (Thanks, Vanessa!) and oh my goodness, am I ever recharged!

Much to my (sometimes) dismay, I’ve become one of those people who “CANNOT” be without their phone. As I work in social media, and am a freelancer to boot, it’s sometimes hard for me to step away from work, especially since it’s all right there on my phone. This weekend, I committed to leaving my phone indoors**—mainly because I didn’t want it to fall into the lake, and I had a book to keep me occupied—and it was the best decision I could have made.

I say that I’m always stressed (’cause I am), but I have been feeling more stressed and overwhelmed lately, for a number of reasons that I won’t get into, but the timing of this mini getaway was pretty much perfect.

**Okay, so I definitely checked my phone a few times, and I also answered some comments on social media, but for the most part, I was as off the grid, as I could ever realistically be.

“Out of sight, out of mind,” really applied to me this weekend, and it allowed me to actually relax. I read my book, spent as much time in the water as possible, tanned—everything but my stomach, pretty much, thanks to my one-piece bathing suit life, and was just present, which always feel pretentious when I say it, but for lack of a better term, I was present this weekend, and so I was able to just chill.

There was no struggle to wake up this morning, I’ve gotten a lot of work done already, and I have no desire to take a nap. I’d say this is the result of an effective, relaxing weekend. I highly recommend it, if you’re able to take some time away from your phone—even if you’re just at home.
What do you like to do to recharge when you’re feeling overwhelmed/stressed?
Outfit details:
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Lipstick – MAC in “Lady Danger”
Shirt – H&M
Pants – Aritzia
Bag and sandals – GAP

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