Autopilot

Warehouse Summer Dress

I seem to be having lots of realisations recently. Is it something in the air? Is it the hormones? I ain’t quite sure to be honest with ya.

My mind has been hopping aaall over the shop, constantly over-thinking my career choices, what I’m doing with ma life and so on. It is a strange place, your twenties. You are so focused on being a ‘girl boss’, hitting milestones, trying to stay out of your overdraft, keep a roof over your head, stay fed & watered, see ya gal pals, see ya boyf and I dunno, travel the world that you forget to simply enjoy.

‘Coz of all the above, slipping into a routine just kinda happens. BUT what I’ve noticed is that I sometimes slip into what I call autopilot – going through the motions of day to day life, but not fully embracing it.

Warehouse Summer Dress

Mayfield Lavender Field

It can be far too easy to get so settled in a daily routine, that you could almost do with your eyes closed. You forget to notice the joy in everyday, the moments of happiness and just the feeling of content.

It took me a while to realise that happiness ain’t all about achievements, adventures and having dollars in the bank. Obvs this helps, but it is mostly down to how you choose to live each day. How you appreciate the ordinary.

Taking an extra two minutes in the shower just because cor blimey ain’t it LUSH to be chillin’ cascading warm water on a cold Monday morning?

Spending a little extra time on your dinner. Flicking through recipe books, chucking in some extra spice, doing something snazzy with your spuds.

Bagging a seat on the tube (HALLELU) and tucking in to a new book, rather than scrolling tweets.

Appreciating the JOY of guzzling your tea at the *perfect* drinking temperature.

Ya get the gist.

Embracing the simple everyday kinda activities, thats what I’m gonna try do more of.

Warehouse Summer dress

… And cuddle more dogs hehe.

Do you reckon you slip into a bit of an autopilot mode sometimes? Feels like a bit of an odd subject, but I fancied a chinwag ’bout it!

Oh also, my dress is from Warehouse. Despite it being *a bit* like a tablecloth, I think its kinda cute.

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  • Immy I *totally* get where your coming from here, I definitely feel like I do this too at times. You’re so right, I love to focus on the little great things of the day such as fitting in a Youtube vid with a cup of tea, or having an extra 10 mins in bed! xxx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Yes, I am so guilty of it! It really is the small things that matter, I just forget to recognise how special they are sometimes! Have a lovely weekend lady :) Immy x

  • Yes babe! I’m so for this post. I literally listened to a podcast this morning and it was all about how life isn’t about achievements it’s about fulfilment :) Of course it’s great to have goals too but it’s even more important to enjoy the journey! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Style Beauty Travel

    • Yes it is aaaall about fulfillment :) What podcast was this gal? I need some more to listen to! Exactly, that’s what really matters :) Immy x

      • It was The Tim Ferris Show #178 Tony Robbins on achievement vs. Fulfilment :) xx

  • Thank you so much Courtney my loooove :) I know, the lavender fields were absolutely beautiful <3 Have a lovely weekend! Immy x

  • SO much yes to this – I’m actually awful at taking note of the little things in life that make me happy and really have to make myself do so because usually I just spend my time worrying that I havent ‘achieved’. It’s so important to appreciate them though, so I’m trying to get better at it. Drinking your tea at the perfect drinking temperature is a biggun! And also dogs. Of course. Lovely post gal and you and the lavender look divine! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Yesyesss me too! It just hit me the other day and I was like WHAT am I doing!? lol. Oh man isn’t it the absolute best? So satisfying <3 Thank you ladyyy such a bloomin' cliche hehee. Immy x

  • You look amazing in the lavender field! Also yes, I feel like this a lot and try really hard to take in the moment more. One of the main reasons I changed jobs was that I felt like life just rushed past me as I was so busy and on the move allll the time!

    • Ah thank you lovely Jasmin! Yes, it makes the biggest difference – you gotta be happy with your day to day, otherwise life does just whiz past! I hope you are well, looking forward to brunch soon >:) Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh girl I absolutely HEAR YOU, I’ve been feeling the same lately, just like a little unsure on what I’m doing, what direction I’m going in and what I want to create. There’s so much pressure on the younger generation to conform – it really is all about taking a step back and enjoying the smaller things in life sometimes!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Yesyesyesss you are speaking ma language, me too! It is such a weird pressure, and a catch 22 of the pressure of creating, then not being able to create anything because of the pressure haha! Yes I totally agree, need to do it every single day. I hope you are well my love :) Immy x

  • I totally get this!

    Until I changed jobs earlier this year I had definitely slumped into autopilot mode and was just going through the motions of everyday life – having a new job that is much more demanding of my time has made me appreciate taking time to enjoy cooking, working out etc.

    Now I just need to work on getting those cuddles with cute pups!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    • Ah I am so glad to hear that Emma! I definitely think that being a little revitalised with a change of scenery makes a whole load of difference. Ooooooooooooooooh I know <3 I want a pup SO badly, one day ey! Immy x

  • Amy Eade

    I totally get this! I find whole weeks where I get to the end of them and realise I’ve just sailed through them not even really realising what has happened in that week because I’ve just been going through the motions. Also this dress is beaut, if you think it looks like a tablecloth then you totally pull off tablecloth chic!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Yes that is exactly the feeling! I feel like thats why I always feel like weeks pass by so quickly!? Ah thank you my love >:) Hoping to get a bit more use out of it before the summer is up! Hope you are well my love :) Immy x

  • that lavender field is amazing!! I’m going to the one in Hitchin soon x

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

    • Thank you my love! They are SO dreamy <3 Will I be seeing you at V Festival this weekend lovely lady!? Immy x

  • Cute photos hun, the dress looks so nice on you! Hmm I’m not sure if I’m on autopilot but I do try and enjoy the moment when I can. Like actually enjoying the food I’m eating, having a relaxing bath, lighting candles or just snuggling up on the sofa with the Mr :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Thank you my love! Yes that is so so important, seeing simple things as experiences rather than just another routine. Ugh, definitely going to treat myself to a bath this eve! Immy x

  • Totally get this; it’s hard to slow down and take a moment sometimes.

    Love this pictures too!

    K.

    http://www.wonderingthrough.co.uk

    • Yes it really is, I am trying to work on living more consciously! I need to realise that actually, there is time in every day to enjoy and relax :) Thank you so much Kelsey! Immy x

  • I couldn’t agree more! It’s important to focus on the little things! I also love your outfit!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com