Motivation Monday

The 1 Thing I had to learn about Time

I remember very clearly how a friend threw these words at me: “Jecky, you have more ideas than possibilities”. Back then I was still a teenager who was way too influenced by American TV shows and glossy magazines, imagining that one day she would live a life just as glamorous as the one on O.C., California. And while back then my teenage friend was clearly hinting at financial possibilities, with the years I realized that there is one other resource – much more valuable and scarce – that is holding me back from realizing all the ideas I have in mind: Time.

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Motivation Monday

Is it okay to feel unmotivated?

Let me be 100 % honest with you guys: the last week was anything but a good week for me. I felt uninspired, drained and most of all unmotivated to change anything about that stage. I get so many messages from people asking me how I manage to regularly publish high quality content on my blog that I somehow felt like I had mastered motivation – at least it lifted me up as much as deciding to write a weekly blog post on that topic 😉 Truth is, instead of feeling all encouraged, driven and at the top of my productivity game, I found myself in a self-hatred stage of procrastination and staring into the nothingness instead of getting shit done.

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Fashion

What I gave up for blogging

“We should do this more often again” – the words of an old girlfriend of mine. “Next year, we should all go on a week’s holiday together, relax and be offline” – are the plans of my fiancé’s family. What sounds like a relaxed planning of free time to spare, often gives me a really uncomfortable feeling. An uncomfortable feeling, because I have made a decision for myself not too long ago.

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Motivation Monday

How to pitch sponsored posts to brands as a blogger

Sitting, waiting, wishing – is that how you can sum up your situation when it comes to working with brands as a blogger? Believe me, it’s time you take matters into your own hands and start pitching brands you want to work with. Let me put an end to the uncertainties and questions you might have when it comes to pitching to brands as a blogger with today’s guide that is based on all my experiences from three years of blogging and the many, many mistakes I made.

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Thinking about

Motivation Monday

15 effortless tips for practicing self-care

Nowadays, our world and society seem so goal and success oriented. I, myself, love reading about success stories of entrepreneurs and writing daily (sometimes hourly ;)) To-Do lists. But inbetween all those girlboss quotes and ticking of action points, it’s self care that we neglect just too often. Simply investing some time in nothing but your own well-being… 

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Motivation Monday

Turning from dreamer to doer

Do you tend to dream more than you sleep? 😉 Believe me – I feel you. And that is why today I want to share my best tips on how to change from a dreamer to a doer and (best case 😉 ) achiever.

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Motivation Monday

Thoughts on dealing with social (media) pressure

Confession alert: sometimes I like to be really boring. That ‘wearing your PJs all day and spending the whole Sunday on the couch even though the weather is oh so great’ – kind of boring. But modern life in connection with my permanent need for social media dull my (quite rare but so precious) couch potato existence. Already within some seconds of scrolling through my Instagram feed I feel like I should do 2345 other things rather than what I am doing right now, such as enjoy a picture-perfect meal, get my butt on the treadmill, rock that gorgeous outfit or leave everything behind to travel the world.

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