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My Digital Detox

I had a digital detox over the weekend! I still can’t believe I did but I did. I logged off my laptop and smart phone on Friday afternoon, and I let the blog and my social media platforms run on auto pilot until midnight Sunday. It was fun to sit back and relax. Last week was extremely busy work-wise, so I was looking forward to the weekend and my digital detox.

 

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This digital detox came about due to the “Your Presence is the Present” campaign I was working on. This campaign was all about logging off every form of technology aka distractions, and spending quality time with the loved ones. It was about giving your family the ‘gift’ of your undivided attention this Christmas, a sort of dry-run for Christmas in a month’s time.

At first I didn’t know what to do with myself. I usually have a million and one things to do, but Fridays are usually a bit quiet so it was the best day to have it done. I logged off every system after checking my tweets and posts were scheduled. Then off I went to check out the challenge pack to help me stay offline and stay sane.

 

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I found the Punkt. phone very useful. I know many may struggle with using this kind of phone in 2016, but I liked it! It was just what I needed. I could switch off my iPhone but be rest assured anyone who needed urgently could reach me. I will continue using this phone for work, for the few times I need to make phone calls to clients.

 

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I also found the notebook very handy for when I had itchy fingers. It kept me very busy. And the pencils and colouring pads kept us very occupied. i enjoyed colouring with my kids. It definitely kept me sane.

 

I also kept myself busy with my Kindle (reading offline of course). I finally finished Katie Price’s Reborn on Friday evening. I have been reading it for weeks now and struggling to finish it. I also downloaded another book on Saturday – On Becoming by Toke Makinwa, which I finished in a few hours because it was so good.

Another rare thing that happened was me being in bed at 10pm on Friday night. Usually, I am buried in work until past midnight but since I could not work, I found myself in bed at 10pm and it felt so good. I should be doing this more often.

I enjoyed this digital detox. I am looking to the Christmas break because I go on holiday and that means I will be logging off which is fab. All work and no rest makes Stella a grumpy blogger.

 

Have you had a digital detox lately?

 

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November Outfits 2016

November has been a very busy month for me. It is an extremely busy time of the year, with the end of the year rush and all. So I kind of slacked on the outfits bit. And I can see myself slacking even more in December. I doubt I would even have an actual outfit post to publish in December but let’s wait and see.

Here is a quick recap of November’s outfits.

 

Autumn Winter Basics

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This is really not an outfit post but it turned out to be one, so here it goes.

This post was all about showing off these Simply Beach loungewear pieces. But then it became a casual outfit post in a way.  I love the Simpy Beach pieces. They are so comfy and cosy; great for the very chilly weather we are experiencing at the moment. It is currently freezing here, so the poncho is so handy.

 

OOTD: Something Blue

 

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This outfit post is the only real outfit post for November, so I came all out wearing shades of my blue (my favourite colour). This outfit post has been viewed so many times already, so I guess my readers loved this outfit as much as I did. I had on a Quiz Clothing blue dress, a Ted Baker coat, Kurt Geiger shoes, George clutch and Swarovski sunnies.

I enjoyed styling this look. I found it very easy to style and I can see myself wearing this entire outfit again.

 

Fingers crossed, I am hoping to get back into the outfit swing of things by January, so wish me luck. I may have a few outfit posts published in December, but it is not looking likely,

 

What do you think of these looks? Do sound off in the comment section below, let’s chat. I respond to every comment.

 

Thanks for reading and commenting.

 

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