How to deal with daily stress

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Stress has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I really can't calculate how many times stress and social anxiety prevented me  from accomplishing even the most plain , daily tasks (let's now talk about all the sleepless nights before a deadline, important project or even an uncomfortable situation I  had to face the next day). It took me more than enough years to understand the problem yet along facing it but no matter how scary things look there is always a way to cope with every situation without letting  stress getting in the way of your daily activities. Even though there is no magic solution since stress is triggered by tones of different reasons there are  a few simple steps I take during the day that definitely help me calm my mind (and body).

Take your time in the morning. The majority of my school years and my first year in college I was setting my alarm clock way to late forcing myself to get up, get ready, grab my coat and run out of my house just in time to catch the bus. This unnecessary morning stress was ruining my mood and half of my day, especially by having the constant fear of always being late. Three years I added one extra hour to my morning routine, the difference was more than surprising. I not only take my time to enjoy a cup of coffee ,read a few pages of my favorite book and have breakfast with my boyfriend but also have an additional half hour to get to my destination without having to worry about running up late .

Get read of all the "toxic"people around you
Another great relief was the moment I broke every bond with all the people that were causing me stress and anxiety just by being around me. Think of all the people close to you that effect you with their negativity, all those who instead of supporting you they always seem to find every little flaw in your plans (yes, we all had them) and stop engaging with them. Even the ones that just bring you unfortunates for no particular reason. Positive vibes only!

Steal an hour within or after work to sit outdoors
My instagram feed is field with outdoors pictures (mainly with a cup of coffee in my hand) and there is a good reason behind them. I never miss a good opportunity to grab a coffee or lunch and simply sit outside to enjoy it. If the weather does not allow me to do so I usually sit at my favorite coffee place (in a quite, cozy corner) with my book,  laptop or latest project to work on ). Stealing a few moments of your day to clear your mind is truly essential in order to keep being motivated throughout the day.

Close your phone and take two hours every the evening to watch a movie
You will be surprised of how little things like these can actually help your daily stress. Every night for the last five years I wrap myself with my favorite blanket and catch up with all my favorite  series and new movies. Your mind will be occupied with something new and exciting every single night letting no room for stress to crawl back in you before you go to sleep. Current favorite series: The 100, Limitless, Stranger Things, American Horror Story, Blindspot ,Mr Robot, Lucifer. Current favorite movies: Letters to Juliet, The Devil wears Prada, The desert flower, Chocolat, Now you see me, The inner life of Martin Frost.

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Velver , Chokers , Streetwear and Ankle Boots


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If you are already following me on instagram or read my two previous posts on ' How to wear pleated culottes in Fall  ' and ' Two shades of brown ' you probably
 know that NA-KD is definitely one of my favorite online places to shop the latest Fall trends. This particular two colored coat came straight from Beatrix 's
 (@vallibeatrice) exclusive collaboration with NAKD ( find the collection here ), a clothing line I honestly fell in love with the moment I laid eyes on it. Last
 but not least, another great thing you should keep in mind is the Free Shipping service they offer on any order.

Back at today's look now! As I said a quite a few times in the past neutral colored coats are the key to any Fall-Winter wardrobe. Not only they can be easily paired
 up with literally anything in your closet but they can also add a stylish touch to every casual outfit. Even though most of the times I prefer to combine neutral 
colored coats with mini skirts and a sweater or even more accurately with a turtleneck crop top and my favorite trousers I can't wait to try them with a total white
 outfit ( skinny jeans and a simple tee) .I will surely keep you posted.

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The Plaid Blanket Scarf

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This weekend passed by surprisingly quickly. Most of the times Sunday mornings are all about grabbing the most delicious cup of coffee in town
 and most importantly taking a long walk near the sea. As for the nights we usually find ourselves enjoying a (or a few) glasses of wine down at
 the city center with our closest friends. Sunday mornings are all about relaxation especially during the last 3 weeks thanks to the cold weather that 
allows us to wrap ourselves with the coziest (and fluffiest) blanket we can find while catching up on our favorite tv series. 

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Some of you guys (mainly the ones that started following me during my summer getaway month ) asked me to post more about my personal life on
  instagram as I did throughout summer. Truth being told I was never an oversharing person and as you all know there is a thin line between sharing
 and oversharing your life on social media. Anyhow I decided I could indeed post a few more lifestyle snaps on my social media just to let you
 guys take a look at my everyday life which is not even remotely as exciting as summer holidays ,let's be honest. Maybe there won't be any palm trees,
 endless beaches and cocktail posts any time soon but you will still be able to witness all the things you can do in Greece during Autumn like
  enjoying your breakfast by the lake or watching a really beautiful sunset . 

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Since I moved to my current house (almost 3 years ago) decoration has been one of my biggest motivations. Truthfully the more time you spend in a place,
 the more attached you feel and personally since I am working from home I spend more than enough hours in my living room. If you follow me on instagram 
you probably know what a decor junkie I really am. Redecorating not only makes me happy but also gives me the motivation I need to spend more time 
working in this pleasure environment. There are so many guides on how to properly decorate your house according to your needs. Everything form living room 
decor for small spaces to clever ideas to make your home look more specious and so much more but the one thing that all of these guides have in common is how
 much , even the simplest change, can have a positive impact on your daily life. 


 During this season I am always leaning towards cozy living room decoration since let's face it, we are only one month away from Christmas. Plus during October
 I find myself looking for decorative canals much more than during any other season. Vanilla essence candles are top on my "favorite candles" list like the
  Baies/Berries scented candlefor $32 or the Paddywax $14 for a more affordable solution. 


Again, if you look at my instagram you will see that both my living room and bedroom is mostly wrapped in neutral colors. My gray sofa is probably my most
 favorite corner of the house and the easiest part is that I can place any neutral colored pillows , faux fur or add a little texture with a textured pillow case without
 making my living room space look too busy. Favorite designs at the moment are definitely the Agda Printed Yarn Pillow for $39 and Romantic Beaded pillow for $14.98


Believe it or not I had the hardest time choosing my coffee table decor. I draw most of my inspiration from pinterest 's easy coffee table decor ideas and finally I am 
able to make the most out of it since this particular space has to be both chic and practical. The first thing I added was four gilded coasters (almost the same as
 Rab Lab 's agate coasters ) from a local, handmade designer to give a boho decor touch and then continued by adding a trellis vase for only $18.

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The 3 things I wear since high school

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Looking back a few years I can really see some major changes concerning my everyday style and general clothing choices. Surely this is 
something normal since most of us go through many transitions during our lives. Yesterday afternoon I was desperately trying to remember 
which clothes I used to swear by 3-4 years ago and even more accurately which of them would still be on my shopping list if I could  re-buy them. 

The first thing that came to my mind was my ultimate obsession with loafers and ballerina shoes. Even though now I tend to look
 for more pointy styles the general idea is still the same. For me these are among my top 3 list of most comfortable everyday shoes.
( Favorite loafers here $129.95 , here $184.95 and here $39.99 )

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The next thing that travels with me through time is camel (and generally neutral colored ) coats. I do remember the first time I bought
 one of these back at high school from Zara . I simply couldn't wrap my head around the fact that on design can be combined with so many
 differentoutfits and still look chic. Since this day I tested so may different outfit variations ( black ripped jeans, plaid mini skirts, little
black dresses, jumpsuits,floral-hippie playsuits ..). ( Favorite camel coats here $102 , here $49.99$ , here $69.96 )

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Last but not least large black shoulder bags. The times that I went shopping looking for the next perfect plain, black shoulder bag are
literally countless. My obsession with these extremely comfortable beauties was so big I had even replaced my school backpack with
 thelargest shou lder bag I could find and kept that habit throughout high school. Even though  the first designs I ever bought are long
 gone now I can definitely see myself eyeing on a few similar, current designs on a daily basis.
( Favorite black bags here $59 , here $221.25 , here $119 )

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Under The Weather

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It's Friday again ( my favorite day of the week )! Usually I get to spend this day at my parent's house since I have been living with my love for the last
 3 years. If I could hang a label at this day it would definitely be 'family only!' but not today. You see today the weather finally got me and as you are reading
 these lines I would probably be drinking me 3rd cup of hot tea, wrapped in the coziest blanket I could probably find. In fact I have had a temperature
 for about 6 days now (nothing serious) but still it prevented me from getting out or shooting any new outfits. On the other hand this situation forces me to be
 extremely active on instagram since this is pretty much the only think I can do right now. Anyway, that's enough rumbling for now. Surely I will get back
 at my feet in not time

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