How I Find Calmness Within the Chaos
Fashion week is always so much fun, but with all that fun and excitement being thrown your way, it can also get to be a really stressful time. I know I’m not the first one to say this but I’m always an amalgamation of excitement and anxiety all rolled up into a dress! My anxiety usually stems from getting knocked off my usual routine. My sleep schedule suddenly becomes nonexistent and I don’t get to workout as regularly as I do when I’m back in LA (in my opinion, working out is the #1 stress/anxiety reliever). The last few seasons, I’ve managed to take fashion week back into my own hands and I’ve started to do things that I would normally do when I’m home. I’ve tried eating better and have some sort of a routine down to have some type of consistency for the week. Keep scrolling to discover how I find the calmness amidst the beautiful chaos.
1. Working Out
I’ve been making time to work out when I travel and I can honestly say it’s absolutely worth it. I feel so much more like myself when I can get in a good sweat session in. Even if it’s just 30 minutes on the treadmill, I’ll take it! Having a hotel with a good gym doesn’t hurt either!
2. Morning Meditation
Like I talked about in this post here, having a bit of time to myself to gather my thoughts and really prepare for the day makes all the difference. I recently started to incorporate this into my morning routine when I travel! Even a five-minute meditation or setting some affirmations for the day can help me set the tone for an awesome day.
3. No More FOMO
I used to get major FOMO (a.k.a: fear of missing out) and wanted to attend everything! But now my team and I are a lot more selective when it comes to my schedule for fashion week and I genuinely feel like I’m not stretching myself too thin anymore. I have a much more peaceful mindset and I feel like I can really be present to make that time count more!
4. Eating Healthy
When you get off your routine, it’s so easy to just throw caution to the wind and totally binge out but I know how I bad I will feel after I eat badly, so now I’m super conscious of what I eat when I’m traveling. Everything from packing healthy snacks to researching the menu of the restaurant before you go, making sure I eat well and eat enough is super important to me during fashion week. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a pretzel in Times Square! You end up walking a lot more in New York anyway, right?
5. Don’t Feel Guilty
Easier said than done, I know. I usually travel for work, so anytime I’m gone, I always feel like I’m on the clock. But recently, I’ve been trying to take a step back and really appreciate the moments. While I was in New York, I was invited to the Harper Bazaar by Moët Chandon and then snuck away to visit Times Square and I had so much fun! So take a step back from your day-to-day and do something you’ve always wanted to do even if you only have an hour to do it!
Do you guys have any tips for finding the calm within the crazy? I want to know! Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!
PS: A huge thanks to my friends at Jaguar for taking my team and I around NYFW in style!