Friday 19 May 2017

OOTD - How I'm Pulling Out Of My Rut

guess white lace dress

Lately, I've been in a creative rut. While the weather is getting better, and the sun is shining, I'm finding it really hard to actually motivate myself to create content - which is strange, because that's the only thing that I ever want to do!

Maybe it's a slow burnout of posting two to three times a week to my blog, or twice daily to my Instagram for over three years.  Maybe it's that I started my Youtube channel and am finding it hard to think of ideas of videos to film. Whatever the reason, it's been harder lately to create and post content and, because this is now my full-time job, it's a problem.  I'm determined to pull out of this rut as quickly as possible, so I've set myself up with a few steps that I truly think will help.

1. Changing My Look

I still remember when I first went blonde. Although it was a huge shock to the system, I felt re-inspired from the change to get out there and start creating.  I'm looking to do something equally shocking in the near future, and I can't wait to share the outcome with you.

2. Traveling

For me, there's nothing more invigorating that traveling. While I totally felt re-inspired while in Los Cabos, I've since lost the inspiration and have been craving more travel.  Brian is heading to Vancouver on business so I decided last minute to tag along.  That and the fact that we'll be heading to Portugal and Spain in mid-June I hope will help to re-inspire me. Nothing like a change of scenery to get the creative juices flowing!

3. Call In The Professionals

While changing my look and traveling is good, I need something to shake my out of this rut now. That's why I booked in for photos with my favourite photographer Bettina Bogar next week. I love being around and working with creative, talented people; their motivation and drive always serve as a source of inspiration for me.

guess white lace midi dress 2017
Dress - c/o Guess, Shoes - c/o Le Chateau, Bag - Chloe Drew

guess white lace midi dress spring summer 2017 outfit

I hope you guys found this helpful; I'm feeling a little better just writing everything down!  Have you ever been stuck in a rut?  How do you pull yourself out?  Let me know!

xo Joƫlle



  1. I totally get where you're coming from with the rut. I feel myself going in and out of that lately, too. Hopefully the trips will help!

    Something About That

    1. Thanks Jackie! I think it's something we all struggle with - which sucks when you're trying to stay self-motivated! Really counting on the trips to get me re-inspired! xo

  2. This dress is awsome :-*

    Melanie /

  3. I think travel is so helpful with creative ruts and I just know it'll re-inspire you! Can't wait to see what you get up to! And also, this dress is beautiful on you!!!!!!


    1. Thank you so much my friend! Looking forward to both of our travels! xo

  4. I am going through the same thing right now too. I think it's because I'm tired from work and the move so it's been hard but I'm determined to get myself out it this weekend!!
    naghmeh lesani

    1. It's so hard when life gets in the way! I hope you had success this weekend! xo

  5. Last-minute trips are the best, and great for getting out of ruts! Hope you and Brian have an amazing time in Vancouver! Also, you look like an angel in that dress!

  6. Creative ruts can be a great source of pain and discouragement but once we pull out of them often we come up with our best material. I am all about the calling the professionals in tip! It's nice to get dolled up and get behind someone else's creative visions for us!
    Sarah ~ youareacanvas


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