how to stay inspired with social media

Hi babes! Happy Monday, let’s kill it and have a great week! If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I started off with fashion only but I want to connect on a deeper level so I’ve been branching out into different topics. Today’s post is all about balance and staying inspired.

How do you stay inspired with social media?

I will answer this a couple of different ways but I want to start off by saying that social media shouldn’t give you any type of pressure or feel like work.

How I stay inspired

  1. Follow accounts that make you feel good: This is huge because you want to follow accounts that inspire you to do better. I love accounts that make me want to share the best content, recreate outfits, go to those cute coffee shops etc. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve unfollowed accounts because they don’t do anything for me so it becomes pointless to continue following them. Make sure you have good energy when it comes to the things you post and getting good vibes from what other people post.
  2. Post what YOU want: This one is straightforward and I truly mean this because your social media should be about things that bring you joy so whatever inspires you then post that. It’s easy to look at other accounts and want to post exactly what they’re sharing but instead let it inspire you and turn it into your own so it can still represent you!
  3. Pinterest: I’m leaving this one for last but it’s probably my favorite and most addicting one because who doesn’t love pinterest? They have so many ideas and can spark inspiration on so many different levels. I’ve created so many boards for fashion looks I want to recreate, for my baby shower and to plan Delilah’s first birthday party, etc. It’s a great tool to refer back to that can bring you positivity.

Remember that whenever you feel discouraged, know that it’s a phase and it will pass. Do things that inspire you and never compare yourself to someone else’s journey. Have the confidence to know that you’re a bad ass b*tch and you got this!! Social media is supposed to be light and fun so don’t take it seriously. I enjoy sharing my outfits on Instagram daily, I post what I want because it’s my page and I hope you can feel the same when it comes to you even if it’s not related to fashion. Let’s keep the good vibes and end this year strong!

postpartum/ life update

To this day I still can’t believe I’m a mom sometimes, it’s so crazy to me how my life has completely changed and it has really been for the better. Delilah has changed my life in so many ways which I’ll get to in a little but she is now 5 months!!!! Like how?! Time is flying and I love seeing her personality more (Bryant says she has my attitude) she smiles all the time and I have been lucky enough to be home with her for this long and not have to go back to work right away. It’s been a while since I last posted and I always want to kick myself in the butt for always taking these long breaks but I’m back so I’m here to share all of my updates since having the baby.

The number one question I ALWAYS get is: How do you find the time to do it all?!

My answer is simple JUST.GET.SHIT.DONE! Sometimes I feel like I’m going crazy but I work best under pressure and having a million things on my plate. Like right now I’m writing this blog post and I have the baby next to me drinking her bottle. I find the time to get things done when the baby is occupied, if I have the help of a family member or even when Bryant is here because he’s very hands on. If you have the help, TAKE IT!

I also get tons of comments from people saying that I’m their motivation which truly makes me so happy because I know I’m influencing someone in a positive way! My biggest thing when I became a mom was to show that all things are possible. I love going to the gym, it’s a part of my everyday life, now don’t get me wrong, there are days I’m not feeling it and sometimes I do miss a day or two but for the most part I have become very disciplined to get things done.

I will admit, before having the baby I was soooo LAZY! I would get things done but I had all of the time in the world and knowing that, I would always procrastinate and I remember waking up early but not getting out of bed til like 10-11 am and just watching so much tv! I hated that feeling but I wasn’t doing anything to change that and as much as I wanted a routine, I didn’t have a reason to push myself. As cheesy as it may sound but now that I have Delilah, I’m up by 6:30 am and it feels so much better!

Now that I have my routine down with Delilah, it has also smoothed things down by A LOT. I remember when I first had her and so many moms on Instagram would reach out and say, “it gets better” and I would think to myself when?! The first couple of months were difficult for me because Delilah experienced colic so she was up most nights, nothing would comfort her and she would cry at the top of her lungs and sounded like she was in so much pain and I felt so helpless. I probably made it look easy on social media but I remember feeling anxious when the night was approaching because it was like clockwork that she would start crying around 9-10 pm. Once Delilah was 2 1/2 month old, she finally started sleeping through the night and her colic started going away which was such a relief.

I didn’t experience postpartum depression but whenever I did feel sad or was having an off day, I would literally tell myself all of the positive things going on in my life and that if today was a rough day, tomorrow would be a brand new day and that it would be a good day! I also had tons of help from family members, friends and Bryant! I have to say this because sometimes I feel like he doesn’t get enough credit but he helped me out so much in the beginning emotionally and physically (I’m a cry baby) he would always cheer me on and say that I’m doing a great job, I’m a great mother etc. He would work a 12 hr shift and still come home and take over to give me a little break, or when we had those long nights and he had work the next morning he would still be up with me and I really appreciate him for that because it showed me a different side and that he’s not a selfish person!

Things are soooo much easier now, Delilah sleeps through the night, she’s a happy baby and we will be introducing solids in a couple of weeks so I’m excited to experience that with her! I bring her along everywhere I go, even when I’m out shooting content and she loves it. So many fun things are coming up and I’m excited for the holidays because it will be our first year celebrating it as a family so I can’t wait to start new traditions!

I promise I will stay on top of my blog and post at least once a week! If there’s any topics you guys want me to dive into just let me know, I love sharing my experiences especially as a new mother.