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How to get the most out of your DSLR

Lately, I’ve been embracing “slow blogging”- although not necessarily by choice- I have to admit that I love the idea. I think that I actually wrote some of my favorite posts over the last couple of weeks. Not having to stress about writing every day, meant that I was able to create the kind of content I really wanted and give it 100%. I talked a little about why I haven’t been around much and everything else that’s going on in the When Life Gives You Lemons post (which was actually published in June). While I only published about two handfuls of posts, I was still getting a lot of “blog work” done- mainly working on updating my old posts, something we discussed in Blog tips: How to Increase Traffic by Updating Old Blog Posts.

I kind of had to work extra hard on keeping up my spirits, as every single day after my accident I had to deal with a new obstacle and at one point I just sat on my living room floor, surrounded by countless papers, business cards, letters and messages, and started to cry. Honestly, even simple things like setting up a rental car can be a pain in the ass, when you’re dealing with someone else’s insurance. Add having to deal with an injury on top of that, and it can put a lot of stress on you. The first thing I thought was “why is this happening to me?” The second thing that crossed my mind, was “take it one step at a time.” And ever since I took that attitude, I felt like I was regaining control. One step at a time- this is the only thing you can do when feeling overwhelmed with pretty much anything. And so, as I was working on keeping my attitude positive, I also wrote about 15 Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit and talked about some things that help me get a little softer and add more fun and life to my day.

nighttime anxiety

Nighttime Anxiety: What to Do When Your Anxious Mind Won’t Let You Sleep– I really loved writing this piece, as bedtime anxiety is something I’ve been struggling with a lot this year, and I loved sharing a few things, products, and rituals that helped me with my anxiety.  Even though I don’t think that self-care is a one-size-fits-all kind of thing, I still think that everyone should have a little Self-Care Kit; a box of things that comfort you, pick up up a little, help you relax and pamper not just your skin, but also your soul. Most recently, we also talked about some mental habits; like focusing on things you don’t want, or caring what other people think- that steal your happiness in this post.

I also talked about some of my summer beauty essentials, using affirmations to boost confidence and, like every month, I talked about a bunch of products that currently sit in my makeup bag.

I hope your August is off to a great start- I rarely ever say this, but July did seem to just fly by, so I’m hoping that August will drag its feet a little. :)


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    Meghan Baxter
    August 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I love the idea of slow blogging. I think it can quickly feel stifling when trying to be creative on a deadline.

    Meghan | The Lipstick Philosopher

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    Tina Zeno Stepp
    August 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your articles 😃 Thanks

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    August 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been through a bit of a tough time lovely. I think it’s so nice to take your time with blogging sometimes and be more relaxed – I really couldn’t post every day x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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      Paula @
      August 6, 2017 at 9:55 am

      I loved blogging daily during the week, but it can definitely be a little stressful sometimes, especially when you want to create quality content. Thank you so much, Jenny!

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    Natalie Ford
    August 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I’m glad to hear you are on the mend! Sorry you have had a rough time since the accident! I do hope August drags it’s feet a little too and that you feel lots better soon! 😘 xxx

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    Linda Libra Loca
    August 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    August is my vacation month, so I hope it will drag its feet. But as time flies when you are having fun I am not entirely sure if this is going to happen…

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Daria Ed
    August 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Love this! Beautiful blog post x

    Good job on your blog


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    Abigail Alice
    August 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    i’m going to check out your post on increasing blog traffic to old posts, thanks for the link!

    Abigail Alice x

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    The Makeup Feed
    August 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I love these roundup posts! Amazing job!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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    Asaake |
    August 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Love this roundup! I loved how reading through this I was like “yeah, I remember that post, Paula” 💃🏾. Read the all. And can we talking about how your pills make amazing flat lay prop? Haha.

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    August 4, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Lovely roundup!! Gorgeous post :)

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    August 4, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Taking life slow is the only way to catch up on everything – paradoxically. Rushing into a pile of stuff may sound like a good idea at first, but getting overwhelmed will sooner or later just stop us and nothing will get done.
    Hope you’ll be getting better and better with each day! <3

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    Demilade Aina
    August 4, 2017 at 5:16 am

    You’re right, when you feel overwhelmed taking things step by step is certainly the way to go. Glad you’re in a better place now Paula :)
    Coco Bella Blog

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    Jennifer@Kitchen Serf
    August 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Sorry to hear you’ve had an accident! Even minor ones can be quite traumatizing. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    August 5, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Paula, I can imagine you are going through an awful time now but hang in there, it will take time but you will get past this. I still enjoy your posts and I am extremely happy for the help you gave me with Pinterest. So in the worst case, wait until I will get big then I will mention your website all the time hahaha, Miha :)

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    Kiri Yanchenko
    August 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    July really did fly buy.
    I have a lot of work to do August and September before I leave for London and Russia.
    While I hope that my holiday comes soon – I need August to go slow so I can finish everything.
    Ha ha.
    But I know since I am busy it will probably fly by too.
    I hope you are having an ok time of everything after your accident.
    Set to Glow

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