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The art of doing nothing

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Like my father, my brain is either moving full speed or I’m asleep.

As I mentioned on Instagram yesterday, I’m bad at doing nothing, even when exhausted. I always end up feeling guilty because I’m not accomplishing one of the many tasks that needs to be done. Saturday was one of those days for me. I was TIRED after last week. I fell asleep at 10:30 Friday night and slept til 9:30 Saturday morning, but once I was awake I still wasn’t in the mood to do anything. So, we ended up taking it pretty easy this weekend, and after meal prepping & tidying up last night, I’m feeling much more refreshed to tackle this week. My friend Chelsea said that our bodies & minds need time to recoup, and sometimes doing nothing is the best for that. (Thanks Chels!) Allowing our bodies and minds time to relax is self-care, and is just as necessary as going to the gym and being productive.

Do any of you struggle with this? Let me know ways to help stop feeling guilty when I’m lazy 🙂

xo, Maddy

Side note: This Old Navy tunic is my most worn shirt. Hands down. I have two of the exact same one and just ordered one more in black with white stripes haha. The 3/4 sleeves, black and white stripes and split side tunic length make it crazy versatile & comfy. I’ve worn it on the blog HERE and HERE, and it has made 12 appearances on my Instagram since the end of October (+ you will see it again on the blog Wednesday!)

Also – this LOFT skirt is on super sale. I’ve worn it to work a handful of times to work and it is equally cute & comfy. The front ruffle adds a little fun to an otherwise basic skirt.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Kristina

    I am amazingly good at doing nothing. Maybe you should consider being lazy as an activity like working out, and give yourself 45 minutes or an hour to just do nothing. That way it’s an activity in itself!

    Kristina does the Internets

    January 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I think I’m going to have to do that. My favorite “nothing” to do is napping 🙂

      January 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Morgan @ The Messy Bun Mama

    I love this look! And those heels are absolutely gorgeous!
    The Messy Bun Mama

    January 10, 2017 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Liv

    Love the pattern mixing!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

    January 10, 2017 at 2:05 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Liv. florals and stripes are always a good combo in my book!

      January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Amy Ann Arnold

    I have a hard time doing nothing too. It’s just too hard to shut my mind off! Loving this outfit! Your stripes and floral combo is perfect!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    January 10, 2017 at 2:33 am
  • Reply Jamie

    Agreed- I wish I could just sit back and relax.. only when I’m on vacation I can 🙂 Love the outfit
    xxo
    Jamie
    http://www.jamieeverafter.com

    January 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Seriously – sometimes its harder than it should be haha.

      January 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply carmen

    I love this cute & bold outfit. The mix of colors & patterns really works here. :]

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    January 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    This is one of my favorite print mixing looks right here. And I’m in love with those gorgeous suede heels!

    January 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm
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