4 Ways to Beat the “Blahs”

Dress: Old Navy || Clutch: Nordstrom (sold out but this one is an exact dupe!) || Sunglasses: c/o DIFF || Earrings: c/o Lisi Lerch (the only statement earrings I can wear all day!) || Apple Watch with this band

I’m not sure what it was about the past few weeks, but I’ve been dealing with an overwhelming case of the “blahs.” You know what they are right?! When you just feel kind of “there” and struggle with motivation, feeling 100% yourself, etc. For someone who is always going at turbo charge speed & stamina, it is hard to deal with! So I started digging in to try and determine what I could do to beat these blahs and get back to feeling great again! Keep reading for a few of my tips if you are struggling with this too.

ONE: Check your Prayer Life

Without a doubt, whenever I feel like things are out of whack in my life- it starts with my prayer life (or lack thereof). I’ve had so much on my plate the last few weeks and when I stopped and took a look at my prayer life I realized it had really taken a backseat in my priority list. I normally pray every morning while I walk the dog (we do a mile & it’s the perfect time to chat with Him) but I’ve been spending my walks thinking about my to-list and what’s next on my plate. I’ve got to push the to-do’s aside and pour it all out to him- this is the foundation for EVERYTHING!

TWO: Adjust Your Eating Habits

Similarly to my prayer life, my eating habits suffer the busier I get. Hello eating out, glasses of wine, and just all-around unhealthy choices! So when it comes to beating the blahs, another important factory in saying “goodbye” to them is getting my eating in line. Simply taking time to meal prep can make such a difference in setting the tone for a productive (& healthy) week!

THREE: Prioritize Exercise

No surprise, my work-out life has been pretty inconsistent the past few weeks which has led to feeling not so good about myself. When I’m thriving, working out is always an important factor in that feeling, so I know that I also have to schedule consistent workouts in my week (and stick to them)! For me, I’ve been having meetings every night of the week, so I’m working on making the switch to morning workouts and balancing my nighttime schedule to allow for more workouts. Nothing like breaking a sweat to get rid of stress!

FOUR: Break Out of Your Routine

This sounds counter-productive to getting yourself on a workout, prayer schedule… but nothing gets me motivated and re-energized than doing something different! Whether it’s doing a new workout, trying a new restaurant, meeting a new friend, or even writing a different type of blog post- trying something new is the BEST way to gain a fresh perspective and new motivation for life.

Dress: Old Navy || Clutch: Nordstrom (sold out but this one is an exact dupe!) || Sunglasses: c/o DIFF || Earrings: c/o Lisi Lerch (the only statement earrings I can wear all day!) || Apple Watch with this band

So, have any of y’all felt this way before? Any extra tips you can share on how to beat the blahs?? Share them in the comments below!




  1. Katherine
    May 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

    You look so cute! I totally agree with these tips. For us, breaking out of routine is the best way to spark inspiration and change! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:25 pm

      Yes- it is amazing how much inspiration it can spark!

  2. Kelly Roll
    May 21, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Love these tips and they are all so true.

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      So glad you agree!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      I’m so glad that this helped! It’s always important to reevaluate and re-inspire yourself!

  3. May 21, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    It’s been so blah with all this rain, and loving this round up. Re-checking your prayer life and prioritizing exercise are so key <3
    Green Fashionista

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Yes the weather is definitely been bringing the “blah” in full force! Bring on the sun asap!

  4. May 21, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Great tips.
    Love the dress and that clutch.. so cute!

  5. Amy Arnold
    May 22, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Girl you are so speaking to me here. Prayer and eating are the first things to go for me.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 22, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      It’s crazy how the things we need the most are the first to go!

  6. May 24, 2018 / 4:23 am

    This is such a nice read dear, and yes, I truly believe in the power of prayer. Lovely dress you got there dear! Such a beautiful classic, simply perfect for the beach!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  7. May 25, 2018 / 7:56 am

    It is definitely a snowball effect when you feel one part of your life slides (like your anchor area – prayer time). I am feeling very disorganised at the moment and it does have a knock on effect. I am sure after the long week-end you will feel re-charging and raring to go (sometimes we just need some down time to re-boot!). Keep smiling! BIG HUGS – Joanne x

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