Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello August, Let's Flourish!


Hey loves! This won't be a typical style post, so you're in for a treat. I'm gonna give the deets on my outfit, but this is mostly a post for inspiration. We are more than half way through 2017. Can you believe that a new year will be here in like four months?! Time seems like it's slipping away, but that's why I wanted to take a moment to throw some good vibes at inspo to my readers. Something about the month of August has me feeling more motivated than ever before. I think everyone deserves to feel this good, so I'm here to help out with that. 


This month's coined term is FLOURISH. By definition, it means to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. Doesn't that sound lovely? I've decided to live by that definition and turn it into a lifestyle. The ultimate goal is to flourish!
What I love most about the idea of flourishing, is that you literally have to put yourself in a better environment. Creativity doesn't stem from toxic surroundings. That doesn't apply only to physical location, you've got to get your mind out of a negative state as well. Be nice inside your head and keep it clean. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, capable, important, smart, intelligent, amazing... BE NICE TO YOU! Do you know how far you can go with a clear head and positive thoughts? Just like Drake said, "The power of the mind is not a joke."


You can literally think your way into a better place. Having a bad day? Make it a good day simply by smiling and thinking positive thoughts. It may sound silly, but sometimes I imagine myself eating my favorite ice cream instead of stressing over whatever I have going on. Usually, I end up treating myself to that ice cream, too. I know it doesn't erase the problem, but worrying about it won't solve a thing either.

Let's be clear for a minute. The same way you can use your mind to elevate your space, you can also think yourself into a dark hole. Reflect on that for a moment. You might as well take advantage of the power of your thought process, and use it for good. 

"Free your mind and the rest will follow!"
- En Vogue

The other thing I want to mention about flourishing is that growth and development can cover a lot of different areas in your life. Your relationships with people, your work/job, your creative space and craft, daily interactions, your physical health, and well-being can all be affected in the best way possible. I've accepted this into my life and have decided that I am ready to welcome all good things coming my way. 


Get rid of all that negative energy and flourish! You won't regret it. Most people think about flowers when they hear the word flourish, but to be honest humans and flowers are truly one in the same. We need proper tools and elements in order to grow and be beautiful. I consider my life to be a garden, and I'm just one of the pretty flowers existing in it. It works for me!


I know I didn't talk much about my outfit, but here are the details!

Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Aldo
Fan/Place Mat: Target

xo,
Janée



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  1. Love this ! Flourish is actually one of my favorite words to use lol I just used it in a caption on ig today ❤️

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    1. Girl, it's one of my favorite words, too!

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  2. aww I love the message here❤️

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

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