Find Exactly What You Need

Complex modernity inundates the everyday person; it’s all around, often unfolding at such a rate that means it can go unnoticed. Look at the evolution of the Apple iPhone for example, the capabilities of the models have grown exponentially over the ten years since they first came onto the market in 2007. The world is constantly changing, and with that comes an increase in modern pressures. These pressures cover a large scope, ranging from social pressures to own new technology and understanding how new things work, to ones that dictate fashion and appearance, and how and why looking and acting a certain way is advantageous to getting the ideal job, relationship and being happy. These expectations and societal pressures go on. It’s exhausting. Often it is the simplest of things that can bring joy and restore some calm. It’s important to take time to wind down, to take those moments, however fleeting, alone and to reflect on your own learning, your own practice and what you want to achieve. Learn your differences and how you work differently to others, utilize your skill set and recognize that everybody is different. What works for others will not necessarily suit you. It’s important to remember that no one shoe fits all.

Get The Shoes That Work For You 

Sometimes finding exactly what you want is a task, and, yes, that goes for many different aspects of life, but it shouldn’t have to apply to the simplest of ones, like finding a pair of shoes that fit. You’re a petite size 4 – it shouldn’t be so difficult to find what you want, in a style that you like, and that suits you. Long, unfruitful searches for a shoe in the right size can leave you feeling unmotivated and disappointed. Be kind to yourself, reward your past labors in searching for the shoe that didn’t want to be found and choose yourself the high heels, the mid heels, or the ankle boots in your size – all three if you’re feeling particularly generous. Save yourself further efforts and see here to browse the different shoes that will have you feeling well catered for. You want a comfortable fit for your feet, to walk tall, to feel happy and feel confident. On many occasions finding the pretty high heel in the elusive size 4 can be a struggle, but it’s fitting to wave goodbye to disheartenment and welcome a range that will have something for you. 

Start With Your Footwear 

Start with your feet. Start from the bottom and work up – this might be age-old advice, but it’s helpful advice, and it’s practical. Making sure the foundations to a building are sturdy and secure is a wise rule to follow. Envision a flower, that flower started at a bulb and has, with the right care and nutrients grown into what is now seen above the ground, fully flowered and flourishing. Start with your base, and the rest shall follow. Sort what you need to go forward, put your best foot forward and walk into your next job interview with style, attend a date night with your partner feeling energized and confident that your shoes are in-style and, importantly, are your size. Feel hot-to-trot. Self-care goes a long way in today’s busy society. Manage and control what you can. This is great practice. Find tips for looking after yourself, and keeping yourself happy via the means of self-care here. You may be in the routine of getting an early night, following a bath after a relaxed evening reading a book with a comforting candle flickering beside you, consider getting one of these candles for your next evening of focused wind-down. It encourages your mind to release the stresses of the busy day momentarily it’s been harboring, and to instead focus on stillness and reenergizing. 

Organize Your Time, Organize your Life

Time is precious, it certainly is, and how we spend it is too. Time is precious, waste it wisely. Spend time doing what you love to do, and make what you love to do easier by having what is around you, tidy and organized. Have them in order, have them close to hand. Know where you left that you need to make your life easier and smoother. When it comes to organizing your life, it can be too daunting a task to even consider. Pondering the thought of having to sort through your closet and food cupboard is enough to send you cowering, but taking it slowly and task by task, it can make it more manageable. You probably know where you should start, the bottom drawers to your closet maybe, or your bathroom cabinet that you’re sure has seen its fair share of products expire. Start with the bottom and work up; those tasks you’re putting off; start them before the smaller ones – the ones you’re procrastinating from doing by tidying the kitchen table, by dusting the trinkets. Find small dividers for your kitchen draws, for your filing cabinets, for your work folders that seem to spill further out each tie you walk past them. Help yourself and read through this list to help you get the ball rolling. 

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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