The Inspiring Bloggers tag

You might have noticed that I wasn’t very active on the blog recently, mainly as I have been trying to find a new routine that works well for me and allows me to have some time – and mental capacity – to blog regularly.

I am slowly getting there though, and the best way to do so is by responding to Anjali’s nomination for the “Inspiring bloggers” tag. Anjali’s blog, Chasing the Maximum Life, is a little gem that will not fail to inspire you in so many different topics, from fashion to lifestyle. Anjali is such a supportive blogger, so I strongly encourage you to check out her blog!

The rules are to include the logo in my post, thank the lovely blogger who was so kind to nominate me, answer the questions they asked and nominate other bloggers who inspired me by asking them 5 new questions.

Questions asked by Anjali:

If you weren’t into blogging, what’s the one thing you would probably be doing instead?

I feel like I already do so many things outside of work, that if I wasn’t into blogging, I would just dedicate more time to my other hobbies: music, watercolour, learning languages, studying, etc. Or just watch more series on Netflix, go out with friends, do some sports… I have so many ideas!

What do you do when you feel demotivated to write?

It depends. Either I cut myself some slack and just accept that it is how it is and instead of “forcing” myself to write something I just to do something else instead. Sometimes, however, I do have to force myself a bit and the motivation comes back after a few minutes. The hardest part is always the start, and usually the rest comes easily!

An inspiring quote you live by.

I feel like I have already talked about that one, but I’m often coming back to this quote from The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, which is something along the lines of:

                “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

This inspires me to stop being a perfectionist and embrace the humanly mistakes that we all make in all aspects of life, and also that doing even just 5% of something is still better than 0%. This has helped me a lot with this blog of course, but also for my language learning, where I often feel lost about the amount of things I still need to learn!

What is your favourite type of food?

That’s a very tough question! I would say that I love sweet food in general (cookies, pies, cakes, etc.), but my favourite cuisine is definitely Italian and Mediterranean in general. However, when I order take out I usually go for sushi or Indian!

What inspiring message would you like to pass on to other people/bloggers?

I think the quote I shared earlier pretty much sums up my philosophy when it comes to growth and perfectionism in general. The anticipation and fear of something often block us from taking the first step, which is usually the hardest. This applies to so many things in life, from starting a new habit to meeting new people, and even just writing a blog post! So, I would say that taking the first step towards something – even if it is just a baby step – can really go a long way, keeping in mind that we are all human. Bouncing back is almost as important as starting fresh!

Anjali, thank you again so much for thinking of me for this tag, I enjoyed answering to these questions so much!

Finally, thanks to all of you who read me and engage regularly with me on my blog, you inspire and motivate me to write new blog posts even when life gets busier!

I’d love to hear your answer to one of these questions in the comments!

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Responses to “The Inspiring Bloggers tag”

  1. ourcrossings Avatar

    I was delighted to see a blog post from you to pop up on my feed, Juliette; it’s been a while! I loved reading your answers, and I agree with your quote and philosophy. Just by taking baby steps we can achieve big things. Nothing happens overnight, especially blogging and writing new content. I hope all is well with you. Unfortunately, Ireland is back into lockdown, and we are not allowed to go further than 5 km from where we live 🙈🙈 take care 😊 Aiva

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thank you so much for your kind words Aiva 🥰 Glad to hear that you also share the same philosophy! I think we will be back to a lockdown too here in Belgium, very soon.. Maybe that’s what I need to be a more consistent blogger! Take care 😊

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  3. Happy Panda Avatar

    Welcome back! Congratulations! Hoping to read more posts from you soon. 🙂

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thank you so much! I’m struggling with consistency lately but I hope to be back on track soon 😊

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  4. AndysWorldJourneys Avatar

    good to see you back blogging!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thank you ! 😊

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  5. Markus + Micah Avatar

    Congratulations on the nomination. That is a nice quote to live by and I can definitely support you on the sweets!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Ahahah thank you! Sweets are probably my number one addiction… I guess it’s better than drugs 😅

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  6. Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote Avatar

    That’s an excellent quote for those stuck in their movement because of their overflowing tendency towards perfection. **looks sideways at your sister** The best way to reach perfection is to allow yourself to DO things and MAKE mistakes (if there are even any mistakes). Great tag, Juliette! 😀

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thank you Lashaan! I have a hard time with actually applying this quote to everything in my life but I try my best! I’m sure my sister knows it too 😁 Thanks for reading!

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  8. Stuart Danker Avatar

    Haha, I’m somewhat of a hobby collector too, and I’d probably do the same if I weren’t blogging, which is to spend that time on my other possible activities. I like not having all my eggs in one basket.

    So now, if I get injured, I get to focus on writing. And when I’m feeling creatively stuck, I get to read or draw. Things would be so inconvenient should I only have one vocation!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Oh I completely agree with you! I love having eggs scattered in a bunch of different baskets though it usually ends up in me being overwhelmed and feeling like days, and weekends are way too short! I’m getting better at it though ahah – I still have to get better at considering working out a hobby too! Thanks for stopping by!


      1. Stuart Danker Avatar

        Another thing that’s bad about hobby collecting is that I never really get to specialise. So I can talk about a bunch of things to people, but we can’t have real deep conversations because I’ll prolly suck at those things 😛

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        1. Juliette Avatar

          Ahaha I feel you, same here! Definitely jacks of all trades, and masters of none 😛


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