• Winter struggles

    As the day sunlight becomes shorter and melatonin production diminishes in my body I’m feeling more and more tired and sleepy this past days for no reason at all. Last night I slept at the movie theater and that simply never happens to me! Does anyone want to jump in the boat of winter fatigue with me? On average a human being goes through 85 winters and it isn’t a pleasant experience the same repeated emotional tiredness, in my opinion.

    I’ll be trying a few new tricks this week to boost my energy levels:

    Sleep earlier and wake up at least two hours prior to working time. It makes me so happy to have some time for myself in the morning, drinking my tea and listening to winter music. I take advantage of this time to catch up with your blogs and prepare myself emotionally for the new day.

    Take a short walk after lunch and enjoy a few minutes of light. I’ve telling my friends from Greece, winter in Germany is brutal. I believe everyone imagines cold temperatures and lots of snow, in reality what we get in addition to low temperatures, is very little of sunlight.

    Exercise regularly, I have been very bad with my workouts the past two months (read paragraph 1) and I plan to remedy that starting from today.

    Forge a new creative outlet. I’ve been doing a personal photography diary on my phone for some time and I plan to extend it. It probably sound mundane, dedicating time to a small project such as the above mentioned, it gives me purpose and contentment.

    How do you guys fight winter tiredness?

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    Do you guys prefer darker or brighter winter outfits? Lately I’ve been thinking to forsake the greys and blacks and add a few more colorful sweaters in my wardrobe.

    2nd Day Livia pearl coat (here), Aigner Munich bag (here), vintage flared trousers, Hellia Hugo Boss pumps (here), Edie hoops Jenny Bird (here).

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    Location: Budapest

    Photography by Maksim Bulatov

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    29 Comments

      • November 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

        Thanks so much Corinne!

    1. November 14, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Are those velvet pants? I didn´t know you own a pair? Cool…
      I so much share your winter views….But i always look forward to winter lazy weekends…. Those are just the best!!!

      Lots of luv,
      ~X0X0~

    2. November 14, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      I drink a lot of tea, that seems to help. Hot chocolate are always a great treat too, beautiful photos xxx

      ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    3. November 14, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Oh wow, that pair of trousers is a beautiful garment.
      Here we only have summer and rainy season, no cold winters to worry about 🙂

    4. November 14, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Great post, I can relate to a lot of it as it’d similar here in the UK. I really love your outfit here. I used to only wear dar colours but I love to see the brighter winter looks too.

      Gemma x
      http://www.jacquardflower@gmail.com

    5. November 14, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      Great post and ways my dear Tatjana! I am totally in for getting up earlier, usually waking up at 6 am, even when I have to work from home. I find that these hours are so peaceful and I love enjoying that calm energy of the early morning hours. Trust me though, the sunny warm weather in Greece is so sneaky! Until last week, we had 28 degrees!! Can you imagine it? Everyone is sick for over a month now because of this weather. Finally today it got a bit cold! And as for the sunshine, you know we have to wake up at 5 am to get a descent shot for the blog right? hahaha! Seriously I can’t wait to be in a colder climate and counting days for Munich!
      Exercising regularly helps a lot too, especially if you do it early in the morning, you feel much more energised the whole day!
      Thanks for sharing your great tips my dear Tatjana, hope you have a great start to the week!
      Much love,
      Stella
      http://www.stellaasteria.com

    6. Jo
      November 14, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      I could not get through winter without a bowl of warming porage, laced with cinnamon, honey and six halves of walnuts crunched into the mix.
      Being a Winter baby (Dec.21st), I am used to it. In hot weather you can only take so much off. But in winter you can add layers and layers, until You are toasty warm.
      I’m glad to read you are giving up black and grey. I did, years ago. Here in Englang we need all the colours going.
      Wow! Those flared trousers are awesome!
      A kiss from, Jo x

      • November 14, 2016 / 10:43 pm

        Glad you liked the pants Jo! Your porage bowl sounds so good. I should buy some for myself and have a warm meal for breakfast as well

    7. Gabrielle
      November 14, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Exercising regularly is a brilliant way of regulating our moods during these colder months! Also, what a great idea to go to bed earlier, so to enjoy more time before starting your working day 🙂 The photography in this post is beautiful by the way, I adore the balcony setting and how your trousers match the leaves!

      aglassofice.com
      x

      • November 14, 2016 / 10:43 pm

        Makes me happy you liked the pictures Gabrielle!

    8. November 14, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Girl, I can definitely relate to feeling sleep a lot during the winter months, especially since it gets darker earlier and it’s just not sunny much at all in the day. Also, the heat and cozy sweaters don’t help with that either, haha. I love your outfit, those velvet trousers look amazing on you, they fit like a glove and I love the way you’ve styled them. I prefer a mix of color and neutrals for my winter looks, it all depends on my mood that day. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

      XO,

      Jalisa
      http://www.thestylecontour.com

    9. November 15, 2016 / 4:11 am

      You really have some of the most beautiful pictures! They are always so pretty. I love this outfit too, everything about it is so stylish! And the weather is exactly the same where I live. The past few days have been nice, but all winter is usually dark and overcast, and very cold. I totally agree with these tips, especially the project one! Starting my blog back up and having a creative project to work on has made me so much happier, it’s crazy how much a difference that can make!

      Francesca
      http://www.vintagelillies.com

    10. November 15, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Okay first of all, your outfit is AMAZING. I’m so in love with this look! Those pants, are perfection! Second, I totally undertstand! Though it’s not winter here yet, I’m feeling the laziness creeping in. It’s been so hard for me to fight it, but I can overcome! 🙂 I’m going to try your tips! Thanks for sharing

      • November 16, 2016 / 11:55 am

        Thank you so much girl! Glad you think my post helped in anyway:)

      • November 16, 2016 / 11:53 am

        Thanks so much Tiffany!

    11. November 15, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Lovely pictures and great tips. Winter’s going to be long and cold, but we can do this! 🙂

    12. November 15, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Great tips, lady! Winter is going to be long this year… Love your velvet trousers!

      -Ashley
      Le Stylo Rouge

    13. November 17, 2016 / 2:10 am

      Yes I definitely get winter fatigue and I hate it :/ exercising definitely helps though. Great post!

    14. November 17, 2016 / 5:27 pm

      This is such a nice post, I really love your tips, they are indeed useful during the cold season.
      OMG, you are at the Buda castle here, I went there in August, that place really enchanted me!
      And the way the color of your pants match the ivy on the wall is just…brilliant!!

      http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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