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Mini DeLites: Downtime

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ Pixy in her collared top }

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ the cutest little keychain…ever? }


I’m not a downtime person.

Sure, I love to lay in bed on a Sunday, eat pizza, & watch a marathon of Grey’s Anatomy every once in a while, but my typical day to day is go.go.go.

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ lunch w/ Carly of The Pregger’s Pantry & Rio }

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ green juice w/ extra turmeric & cayenne powder (!!!) }

This past week? It’s been MAJOR downtime.

I’ve been forced into it really & if we’re being totally honest, I was crippled with anxiety at first ( pins & needles anxiety… ). I didn’t know what to do really.

Now it’s a week later & I feel…rested. My body needed downtime & I actually feel re-inspired.

Sometimes when it’s constantly go, there’s not a second to really sit down & allow the creativity that made me start blogging in the first place to flow, you know?

Downtime has been good to me. And good for me.

I’ve read three books, 100 magazines ( aka I could write a book report on Charlize & Sean Penn’s break-up & Kimye’s pregnancy ), taken a bunch of walks, perfected my juicing skills, cleaned out my office, & rested with my chihuahuas ( who are so weirded out by me lying down during the day ).

How do you guys feel about downtime? What do you do in your downtime? Thoughts?

Happy Tuesday, xx lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ Boone in his hoodie, LOLZ }

The Skinny Confidential talks downtime.

{ nostalgic stickers for TSC Book packages }

  1. I’m the exact same. I love to watch a TV series every once in a while, but too much downtime just makes me so bored. I’d have to make a to do list just to get through the days; read a book, organise closet and beauty cupboards, start a new project, etc.

  2. Love how your down time included cleaning up your office. My down time would be catching up on tv ‘The Mindy Project’. Get well soon!

  3. Mini-delites are my fav! I’ve seen those little keychains before! How cute are they?!
    I’m glad that you let yourself have some downtime; I’m also bad at letting myself do that.
    (Also those strawberry tattoos look adorable; I’ve been loving those gold tattoos recently).
    xx, Pia

  4. I am sooo bad at down time because I am an extrovert through and through. I totally get my energy from being around other people. However, as a “creative” downtime is SO SO important, if only for inspirational purposes. So I try my best to give myself a few hours per week. When I give myself that, I always come out on top!

  5. My favorite way to spend downtime is finding new DIY inspo!! I’ve been feeling inspired by Erica of FashionLush’s marble contact paper projects, and time on pinterest always does the trick.

    Feel better! x

  6. Pixie looks so boss in her collared shirt, she could take corporate America by storm!

    I totally hear you on the downtime though girl. I work and blog and cram every minute full of my day with productivity. I thought this was awesome, until I got burnout and realized that the most successful entrepreneurs build rest into everyday. It’s SO HARD to fight urges to “DO” all the time, but knowing the real bosses do it is what convinced me!

    xx Jill
    McBride Sisters Interview: On Wine, Following Your Dreams, and Being an Oprah Favorite!

  7. I used to be go-go-go (Virgo), but post-baby and emerging from the fog that is infancy has left me with some sort-of-downtime that I don’t fully capitalize upon (because of…erm….”exhaustion”??) But it’s time to get back on the saddle and at least have ‘intentional’ downtime, right? ‘Purposeful’ downtime?

  8. Lauryn,

    I hope you start feeling better soon! I actually used to have terrible anxiety and have panic attacks and such. The no-sleeping, pins and needles, non-stop thoughts and working was killer! Glad you’re finally getting some downtime!! It’s definitely much needed and yet so hard to come by – I feel your pain a bit, as I’ve been forced into some rest lately as well. It’s like when all you can think about are the things you should/could/want to be doing but your body won’t let you, it’s soo frustrating!

    Get better and can’t wait to read more from you!


    Sarah | QueSarahSera

  9. You look amazing!! Looks like all that juicing is working! Not that you didn’t already look amazing, lol. Hope you are feeling better. Glad you got some down time!!

  10. I have had a whole month of downtime and let me tell you it really HELPS with anxiety and everything! Sometimes life forces you to rest and just STOP and I think because we are in a lifestyle nowadays of go go go and share share share it can be hectic to just take a moment for YOU! Sending you lots of love xo C

  11. Love the puppy.

    And yes – downtime is incredibly important and glad you got to take some (also envious as currently my life is non-stop and I don’t know when I will get the chance to take a week off….maybe not until Xmas). It’s important to re-charge and take stock in the importance of life and looking after yourself. xx

  12. My downtime also usually consists of lots and lots of reading, mostly fictional novels. Netflix binge watching has been known to happen as well as online window shopping. Ahhh, sounds about perfect right now 🙂

  13. do you think that Sean Penn and Charlize broke up because she really is in love with Seth Macfarlane??? They spent a ton of time together filming for a million ways to die, in their interviews they are always super flirty and she said ‘she let work bleed into her personal life’… haha wondering if you caught on to that as well?

  14. So glad you got the surgery you needed! Good luck with recovery!
    Also, could you please do a post on your boob job- like how you decided to do it, the process, how you felt before & after, how you like it now etc… I’m hoping to get mine done soon and I just want to hear about your experience! Thank you so much!


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