My Top Tips For A Fresh Start

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Recently I have felt slightly overwhelmed. Over my uni break I had an amazing internship, it was in a high paced work environment and I loved it. I was working full time and put all my energy into it. 

However, this meant that by the time it was time to go back to uni I was exhausted. 
Overwhelmed I started to avoid any type of responsibility and became the queen of procrastination. I also wasn't really looking after myself, I had stopped exercising, eating well and socialising as much. 

I decided I had to make a change, to pull myself out of my rut. I am all about small changes leading to big ones. These are my top six suggestions for how to change your situation and give yourself a fresh start.



1. Set realistic goals - A few small steps go a long way. Start small and build them up. Everybody is different, but most people will fall into a rut at some point, you just have to decide if you want to get yourself out of it or not.


2. Drink more water - I do this by using a drink bottle so you can see how much you are drinking, and your skin will thank you for it.

3. Exercise - I have started off slow by going for walks with friends. It is social and it gets you moving. I have also been running and watching the amazing Cassie Ho from Blogilates on YouTube . 

4. Try and be more social - I found I started to stop talking to my friends as much and I didn't want to go out. Start off slow, maybe go out for a coffee or see a movie.

5. Change something about your environment or appearance - In the past I have pierced my ears, bought a new piece of jewellery or moved my room around. It is a sort of visible thing that represents the changes you are going to make. A fresh start really helps me to put further changes into practise. This time I made my most dramatic change yet..... I cut my hair. I have never had short hair before and usually have it about hip length. But I finally took the plunge and cut half of it off. It was terrifying but it gave me a new found confidence in myself and a great push to change more things in my life. 

6. Above all just be kind to yourself - This is something I practise everyday. It simply means don't judge yourself harshly and realise you can only do what you can do. Negative self talk is really horrible and I find being more 'kind to myself' makes things a lot easier. 

I hope you have found these suggestions helpful and I would love to hear from you guys :)



What do you do when you are stuck in a rut?
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- C 
  1. Thanks for a great post :) I definitely feel like sometimes I'm just stuck in this repetitive routine, so these are helpful tips. x
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  2. What a great post (your hair looks gorgeous!). I find just taking myself out for a walk or out of the house with some music on my ipod helps me shake some cobwebs! Claire :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! That is great advice, thanks for sharing :)
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  3. Great advice Claudine. Particularly like the idea of changing something - it will probably subconsciously remind you of your fresh start and new beginnings every time you see the changed thing again. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Claire! That's what I think too :) Little changes are the way to go, haha.
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  4. Realistic goals is soooo important! It can be so demotivating if you don't reach your goal because it was too hard to start with!

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    1. Thanks Alice! Just checked out your blog and you have incredible style :)
      I have followed you on Bloglovin.
      Realistic goals really do help :)
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  5. Thanks for your suggestions. Having an idea to start something is most important. l am going to try.

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    1. Thank you for your comment :) I would love to know how you go!
      Good luck,
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  6. Great tips. I mean, I'm like really, really lazy, so exercise isn't going to happen, but the rest have a shot.
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    1. Haha, exercise is so hard! Glad you liked the post :)
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  7. Love this post - definitely need to start doing all these things to get out of a summer rut. I was thinking myself of changing something I just can't decide what :)

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    1. I think just recognising that you want to change something is such a great start! I would love to know how you go :)
      I see you have followed me on bloglovin so I will follow you back, and hopefully we can stay in contact,
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  8. Lovely post! I need to change something in my life!

    New post on my blog it'll mean the world to me if you check it out :)
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    1. Thank you Mathilda! I would love to know how you go :)
      Of course I will check it out,
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  9. That's a great post Claudine! Yes, everybody needs a small shift once in a while to keep afresh and your post will definitely help! :)

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    1. Thank you Chhaya :) I am so glad you think so!
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  10. First time visits here, nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! I hope you have a great day,
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  11. Love your hair cut, you look gorgeous
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    1. I love your blog as well Kayleigh! Thank you for the nomination!
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  13. Great blog. Maybe want to follow each other? If yes, just follow me, and i follow you back. :)
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  14. Perfect timing! I'm actually feeling a bit like this today - after weeks of flat-out working, I'm feeling tired and rundown, and procrastinating is about all I can do right now! I think I'm going to start by drinking more water and going for a walk a little later this afternoon. Thanks for the great tips!

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