Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Coffee Break

 Lindsey Clawson Photography


A Coffee Break

I spend a good portion of my life on the go. I’m running to work, running to school, running to work out, and do homework, and eat, and etc. etc… I love living a full, busy life, but through the years I’ve learned the importance of taking a break. I’ve learned I have to take a break from the responsibilities and pressures of everyday. Here are three reasons why I choose to take a break at work, from blogging, and school:

1.       Taking a break helps me clear my head: When I’m facing a difficult problem or project at work, I’ve learned that I have to take a step back from any frustrations. I’ve learned that I have to physically take a step back by either working out, going on a walk, or changing the environment I’m working in.

2.       Gain Perspective & New Ideas: Sitting in front of the computer all day is not always the best place to draw inspiration from. When I come home to blog, I sometimes already feel drained from being in front of a computer all day. So I always make it an objective to work out after work, go on a walk, or see friends to help me regain a new perspective and come up with new ideas for blogging. Hanging out with my friends or being active in another activity allows me to experience my dilemmas or ideas in a different light.

3.       Productivity + Refocus: I continue to take breaks at work, blogging, and studying because they help me stay productive and allow me to refocus. When I carve out time for myself to work out or see friends, I know I have to be productive in the time I work so I can enjoy my break. Instead of allowing myself to be distracted by my phone as I type up a homework assignment, I set a time limit to take a break so I can be on my phone and time to focus on my assignment.

Taking a break feeds into my Health focus this year. Aside from eating healthy and exercising, allowing myself time to relax, recharge, and refocus will be a primary objective for me in 2017.

What are some ways you take a break from work, your passions, or your responsibilities?

Outfit details:
Dress – Madewell
Flats – Target
Purse – Michael Kors
Oversized Cardigan – American Eagle Outfitters
Hair – Chelsi Freeborn
Thank you for reading!



  1. Love this post Emma! Your outfit is so cute!

  2. This is great and definitely something good to keep in mind for the new year and not getting burned out! Also I adore your shoes.

  3. All of these photos are so cute! I love the cozy sweater and those lace up shoes!

  4. This is such a great post and your pics are incredible!

  5. Reading is my go-to relaxation, also taking a nap is something I find really helps me, especially if I'm feeling anxious! Things always look better after that. PS. LOVE those shoes!
    Michelle @ The Unfinished Bookshelf