Finding a Focus

Hello there stranger, it’s been a while.

Recently I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with just about everything. I’m not falling behind at university coursework or not having time to see my friends, I just have too many idealistic thoughts and ideas swirling around in my head. I’ve been feeling rather disorganised and stressed and my mind and concentration are all over the place.

I’m not sure if you know already, but I am an indecisive procrastinating perfectionist. Three traits which aren’t the best combination I’m sure you’ll agree. I am also incredibly creative. My thoughts constantly jump from one idea to another, thinking up which vegan dinner to conquer next or an incredible get rich quick scheme. The trouble is I try to do too many things at once, which leads me to doing none very well or at all.

Hence, I want to find a focus again to hopefully destress and become more productive.


How do I plan on doing this? After many hours of procrastinating reading several blogs and articles on the issue, I have decided to loosely take inspiration from this post by Ciara Conlon on Lifehack. I found myself a pretty notebook lying unused at home and have created what I call a “Life Planner and Journal”. This may all sound a little unbelievable and optimistic (I like to be positive) but I feel I need organisation in my life to keep me on track and keep me feeling good about myself and what I am doing.



Blogging

Blogging in particular is one area of my life I have been feeling rather demotivated about recently, which is very sad. I think the issue here was moving to Aberdeen. That’s not to say Aberdeen isn’t a good city in which to be a blogger – it has so many hidden gems that are unique to it that definitely deserve more exposure on the internet.

However for me, making the move from Edinburgh was tough in relation to blogging. The blogging community in Edinburgh is where I started and saw my blog grow alongside the several supportive other bloggers. I even consider a lot of them my friends. Admittedly there are more meet ups and events in Edinburgh which also helps with the social side. I find interacting with other bloggers really motivates me to create content myself but in Aberdeen I know of only about 3 bloggers, none of who I have met unfortunately, and the community here does not exist to the same level as in Edinburgh.

Luckily, two of my friends on the same course as I have just set up their own fashion blogs so I now have people to get excited with about blogging again! We already have plans to discover our local blogging cafĂ© (you know what I mean – laptop and a smoothie and/or coffee) and have discussed a trip to the beach to take some outfit photographs which makes me so happy.

My plans for Copper Pink are to become more focused, alongside my life. I’m aiming to have one outfit post a week, three posts up a week and want to get back into YouTube. Twitter chats are definitely going to becoming a weekly thing for me and I have set aside at least an hour a week to read all the other lovely blogs out there and interact with fellow bloggers, no matter if they live in Aberdeen or afar. I may also have a design revamp to help me get back into the swing of things – I just can’t decide on a font #bloggerproblems.

The other areas in my life I want to focus on are university of course, the gym & yoga, cheerleading (post about that coming soon), healthy eating and finding a job. My ‘Life Planner’ is still a work in progress, but if it does work for me I’ll be sure to talk more about it in a future post and keep you all updated.

Well that was a lot of text but I felt I needed to get it all out.

The purpose of this post was really to let me get all my thoughts written (or typed) down out of my head and let you know what’s happening with myself and Copper Pink, but hopefully if any of you are feeling similarly you can relate – feel free to send me an email or DM if you don’t want to comment! I’d be happy to have a chat. Have you ever felt rather overwhelmed and stressed like I do now? Any tips or even just letting me know I’m not alone would be greatly appreciated!

I’ll definitely be seeing you here again soon (and not once a month as previously).

Life planner is good to go.


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