Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How To Get Through A Challenge In Life

Editing these photos had me singing, "Are we out of the woods yet (3x)?" Just because, well, I was literally in the woods for this shoot. Hence this motivational post about what to do to get through a challenge because we all go through challenges in life where we feel like we are in the woods and the bright light at the end is nowhere in sight. Whether your current challenge is striving towards graduation, that thesis, that new job you want to excel in, a new business venture, a paradigm shift - whatever you're going through right now, read on.
Estelle off-shoulder bell sleeve bodysuit - HERE

1. Keep your eyes on the prize.
Remember, you're a goal getter. Know what you want. Find motivation. When you remember why you're doing what you're doing, it gives you a little more drive. When it gets difficult and you begin to ask yourself why you are even doing what you're doing, remind yourself WHY.
Oversized moto coat - Tobi
2. Never stop learning.
No matter what phase you are at in life, no matter how much of an academic achiever you are, or how much of an expert you are in your field, you will never truly know everything. And that's alright. So instead, treat everyday as a learning experience. If you don't know something, ask. Look it up. Study hard. I work in a profession where continuous learning is mandatory. Now I'll probably one of the first to grumble at the necessary work, but really, knowledge benefits you and the people around you.

3. Get organized.
Have a plan. But be flexible enough to know that plans can change. So take it as it comes but make sure you have direction.
4. Balance.
I am a big supporter of work-life balance. There's just no reason to work excessively beyond the point that you have to or want to. Yes, work hard. Yes, go the extra mile. But no, not at the cost of your health, or your relationships. Because success is only a place of loneliness when you have no one to share it with. So make sure you take breaks and de-stress. Go out, hang with friends, get a massage, or see nature like I did where I took my Tobi.com/au outfit. You don't need a reason to dress up.

5. Recognize that what you have in front of you is indeed a challenge but that you will get through it.
"It'll be over before you know it," can take forever to actually be over but when you get to that finish line, ahh, sweet sweet success. And look at that, you made it!

6. There will be bad days but there will be so many good days too.
"It's just a bad day, not a bad life" is so true. We all have those days where nothing seems to go right. It's entirely normal. But there will be good days too. So on the bad days, take a deep breath, and then let it go. Tomorrow will be better.

7. Have faith.
Now this should have been number 1 but I saved the best for last. I was initially going to write that God will not give you more than you can bear but this is an erroneous saying or misuse of biblical verse as further explained by wise words HERE. Rather, know that you might not be capable of getting through your challenge, but God is greater than any challenge there is. "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:2.

How do you get through challenges?


Outfit details:
Cap (pink and black)- New Era (Thanks Kriston!)
Off-shoulder bell sleeve bodysuit - Tobi
Oversized moto coat - Tobi
Jeans - Factorie

Always,
Jeanne


*Although some products were sent to me for review, all opinions are my own. * 
 
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94 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! You look lovely :) xx

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  2. Great tips and words!! I try to follow some of them right now, while I'm searching for a new job :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea.

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  3. Beautiful post and really pretty photos, I'm going to start a new 'job' next month and I am really scared, but this post motivated me a lot (:

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  4. Loved this post - what a great read! Also, your style is so effortless and cute! I'd love to support each other on other social media channels, let me know if you do too! My handle is @shenskablog.

    Much love from California!

    Paulina | Shenska

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  5. Love your outfit. And I also love this inspirational post - great to help someone get through a tough day!

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  6. Awesome photos! I hope you're having a lovely day!
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  7. Cute outfits and photos! Thanks for the inspiration advice.
    Hmm I usually use logic and persistence to get through challenges!

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  8. I totally agree with all of these tips on getting through a challenge! Definitely having Faith keeps me going!

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  9. These are such great tips! Thanks so much for sharing this! And beautiful photos.

    Linda
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  10. Your blog is so darling, I love it! Such a lovely outfit, it looks beautiful on you! :D xx

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  11. Beautifully written.
    Great tips.
    xx
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  12. This is such a motivational post. I love all your photos :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/summers-best-bikini-wishlist.html

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  13. You have some seriously smart tips here. When I have a challenge I have to find balance to help me get back on track so I love that you have that suggestion in your list!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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  14. can't agree more! love the outfit!
    have a great day
    xx,
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  16. I get through challenges by having faith in myself and knowing that I will get through it somehow!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  17. And also, keep in mind that nothing lasts forever. Bad days come and go. :)

    Angelie // Living Life, One Coffee at a Time

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  19. This is such a great post! You look very beautiful in photos :) <3

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  20. Omg I understood that Out Of The Woods reference, haha.
    So nicely written! And you look gorgeous in these photos <3
    You have such a pretty blog, would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin maybe? Do let me know! Have a good week xx

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  21. Lovely outfit and great tips :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good week!
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  22. You look Amazing! Have a lovely Day! 👌👌👌

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  23. Great tips, love! I'll have to agree, we can never stop learning and should always remember ourselves that we are truly goal diggers. Wishing you a lovely day! xx

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  24. Really enjoyed this post Jeanne! I also really needed to read this, right now. What an amazing coincidence haha Thanks for the advice & for sharing this :) x

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  25. Loved your bell sleeved OTS top and the tips shared are really useful Thanks Girl!
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  26. Great tips darling. I love the bel sleeve top

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  27. You look so pretty doll <3 Thanks for sharing these beautiful tips.

    xx Ashon
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  28. I love point number 6 and 7. There's a bad day but we should remember that bad day will not long last, good day will always come on the right time. Have faith, yes, that's the major point for me. Nice tips Jeanne, anyway I love your white off shoulder top with bell sleeves, suits you so much :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I love your white top by the way!

    xx

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  30. Definitely one of my favorite outfit <3
    Please check out my blog too. That are absolutely stunning photos!

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  31. great pictures and inspiring words!

    Nathalie
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  32. Heyy really liked your long tops style .. it really looks cool and tuck in inside denim

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  33. Thank you for sharing these tips beautiful. They are perfect to start the month of June :)

    Enjoy the weekend darling!

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  34. It's so true that we will never truly know everything and there's always more to learn! Love this.

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  35. I really love this post! Number one is always my constant reminder. Whenever I feel like giving up on something, I always go back to the question as to why I'm doing it, and why did I start it. Also I remind myself that every challenge is an avenue to learn and to grow to become a better person. :)


    Bia S. | Road by Bia

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  36. Adorable, I love those bell sleeves!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  37. What a beautiful post. I think being organised and having a plan is what ultimately sets dreams and wishes apart. Or at least helps give you clarity on goals and makes it achievable

    Sxx
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  38. Amazing post, dear! You look fabulous! xoxo

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  39. Love your outfits and some really good tips :) xx

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  40. I love this post, not just because the tips are great and valuable, but for your expression of God's capability. He truly will never give us more than we can bear. Besides, His plan are always of good and not evil; to give us hope and a future.


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  41. Love to read you <3 <3

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  42. Lovely outfit, you look beautiful as always
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  43. Bell sleeves are a thing this summer! This utfit suits you a lot <3

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  44. This is a lovely post, and your tips are all genuinely helpful things to remember. Thanks for this!

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  46. You're having a bad day not a bad life. Thank you for that. I needed to see that quote and I need to remember it on my bad days. Great Post and you look amazing.

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  47. Love the advice!! looking super cute as well
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  48. This is such great advice, and I'm loving these photos...beautiful!

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  49. Oh thanks for this really inspiring post~ I love it~
    xx

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  50. Such a gorgeous post and I really like your positive attitude!
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  51. Love your looks and the positive vibes, dear.
    xoxo
    Liza
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  52. Great tips, thanks for sharing <3 You look amazing btw!

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  53. What an amazing pictures and post!! So inspiring!
    xx
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  54. Thank you for sharing Jeanne. I agree with your tips and will apply them when I feel down and "in the woods". :-))
    XO
    Miri

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  55. What a great tips! Thank you for sharing this!

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  56. These are great tips for persevering, lady- thanks for sharing!

    -Ashley
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  57. Nice post and I loved your tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Well written - I really like your tips - especially I love that one about never stop learning :)

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  59. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post. Great photos! =)

    - Cielo
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  60. Yes staying motivated can be difficult in such trying times. So much is changing so fast and creating so much instability and chaos it really is hard at times. But all we can do is stay positive and on that note, loving these photos such a wonderful job and so dreamy.

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  61. loving the outfits, thankx for the tips. you are gorgeous

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  62. What a great post Jeannie! Excellent advice :)

    xx Rubi

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  63. You look adorable, great motivational tips !

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  64. What a great post, love this!

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  65. lovely words!

    Ruby x

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  66. Lovely photos! I love the flare detail of your top!



    xoxo
    ayu

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  67. Love these pieces.! Especially those bell sleeves. Now you got me singing Taylor Swift haha.

    x,
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  68. A wonderful post, and some lovely shots!

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  71. Great outfit and good tips! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  72. Love these tips. Being focused on the goal and having faith is crucial.

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  73. Such inspirational advice. It can be tough if you are dealing with something but knowing you can get through it is all the best motivation :) Love your photos x http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/06/5-tips-for-applying-foundation.html

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  74. great tips =) sometimes it's tough, but we have to keep focus and with positive thoughts =)

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  75. love the post! some really nice tips here :)

    natalie
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  76. These are SUCH good tips!!! I love that sweater with the bell sleeves, so pretty:)

    Laura
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  77. You look beautiful!

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  78. Inspiring post =o) Thank you for sharing!

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  79. Love your tips babe! They are so helpful ♥

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  82. They are such fabulous tips gal. Pretty post.
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  83. such amazing<3
    have a nice day<3
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  84. This is such a beautiful and motivating post in both the visual and written aspects. I totally agree that you have to keep your eyes on the prize, find balance, and know that there are always going to be good days and bad days. I definitely needed these reminders today so thank you so much for sharing.

    PS. I would also be singing Out of the Woods in a photo shoot like this too :)

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  85. This is a sweet inspiration and your outfit especially the black jacket is stand-out.

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  86. I rarely go walking in the woods and these are great advices!
    With love,
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  87. Love these photos and this post! So inspiring xx

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