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Do you ever find you get stuck in a rut? That your surroundings irritate you and you’re constantly distracted by the smallest things!?

Usually when this happens I find it’s time to change up my usual surroundings, even in just a small way. If you’re a student there are a few ways you can do this; try changing the place you study or if you’re stuck in your bedroom try putting on different music. It can all get a bit monotonous! If you work in an office it can be a bit harder to mix up your surroundings but when I was working full time in an office I found it really helpful to change desks occasionally. There always seemed to be a spare desk somewhere and spending an afternoon sitting near different people really helped keep me alert.

On Tuesday I spent the day in Brighton and it was so nice to have a change of scenery. I got the train down early and headed to Anna’s for what we call a “study day”. I love writing blog posts on the train, it’s so quiet and calming and I work really well when there are other people around so I got loads of work done throughout the day. I also found it really inspiring walking out and about in Brighton during our lunch break, just being able to walk along the sea front really helped clear my mind.

Throughout January Starbucks are encouraging you to try something new and make your day that little bit more exciting. They’re offering the chance to personalise your drink at no extra cost for the whole month. So if you manage to break away, even just for a quick break, go wild with the syrups – I will be!

*This post contains a paid for advertorial by Starbucks

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28 Responses

  1. Suzan says:

    Lovely pictures!

  2. I work best when I am alone, but I love to change the place where I sit. Thank god for the invention of laptops!

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Sophie says:

    That copper light! Beautiful photos Lily x

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

  4. Miss Nahn says:

    Love your take on this topic and your ideas! x

  5. Jess French says:

    Beautiful photos Lily, I absolutely love the copper light. Anything copper I am a sucker for.

    Jess x

  6. emily couture says:

    Wonderful and pretty photos :)

    emily xx

  7. Selena says:

    Amazing pics Lily! xx


  8. Lauren says:

    I love the idea of trying something new to change things up from your daily routine. I will definitely be making a trip to Starbucks this weekend, I love their vanilla and caramel syrups! x

  9. Ashley Christabelle says:

    I’m definitely gonna change things up this year!

  10. Changing things up is always a good idea when you feel stuck in a rut!

  11. Alice says:

    Lovely photos! I find a change of scene so helpful for getting myself to study and focus

  12. Kat Horrocks says:

    I definitely need to start working in a cafe or out the house occasionally in 2016. I can feel a bit suffocated spending all week in my office space in the house!

    Kat |

  13. Looks like you had so much fun, love when you post photo diaries!

  14. Rebekka De says:

    Thanks for the advice of changing the usual surroundings! Seems a really good idea!! Love your photo diaries and posts with Anna or Rich! :-)

  15. Midnight Mi says:

    It looks like you had so much fun. I really enjoyed reading this, and all the pictures of beautifully shot. I loved the whole idea of the post, your right, I’m going to try changing things up a bit, hopefully that should motivate me more :)

    Mi x

  16. Chloe says:

    Looks like you had so much fun

  17. Lauren S says:

    I definitely think a change in surroundings can help your creativity and mood – what a great excuse to escape to Brighton and see Anna!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  18. Angeline says:

    Ooh I’m still yet to visit Brighton! xx

    The Girl From the North

  19. Stef Hope says:

    You take such beautiful pictures! x

  20. I love the pictures on this post and I always get so happy when you and Anna reunite! You two are my faves :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  21. Lauren Rose says:

    Such a cute post!! x

  22. dumhole1 says:

    Lily, you should check out Cupcakes and Cashmere, The Coveteur and Into the Gloss – your blog and videos are great and I can see you magnify your success the way these blogs did. C&C has a clothing line, home line and book deals – easily something you could do via your channel.

  23. It’s always good to mix up your routine and trains are the best for writing blog posts! :-)

  24. Anna says:

    Great photos, Lily! That lamp/chandelier is awesome.
    Anna From Italy

  25. Alk A says:

    That is a very relaxing post.. may I know what the homeware shop called? Really fancy going there to have a look! :)

  26. Emma Bovary says:

    Awesome photos, I love the caramel syrup when I order at Starbucks it’s the best :)

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