Challenges With Living The New Normal

Dress: Fashion Nova (similar here)
Purse: Saint Laurent (similar here)
Flip Flops: Tory Burch (here) & (here)
Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo (here) & (here)
Face Mask: (here) & (here)

Hello October! Where did Summer go?! 😩 This past few months have been hell for me…this whole pandemic thing has taken it’s toll on me and my health. I had thought with this new normal life that we are living in, that my health would improve especially working from home every day. I thought there would be less stress since I wouldn’t have to wake up so early to get ready for work, rushing around to make sure I have my snacks/lunch together and rushing out the door would be less stress and I would have more energy. Well that didn’t happen for me…I have been dealing with a lot anxiety which is resulting in fatigue, headaches from time to time, nausea, feeling shaking and there are some mornings I would wake up with a bit of shortness of breath then when I get up it goes away. My anxiety has been so bad this year, I have been worrying about COVID19 because I have a compromised immune system. Plus this past summer was too hot, and it’s hard for me to avoid the sun which I need to avoid because they say it causes lupus flare ups🤷🏻‍♀️ I only went outside between 4 to 7pm and still get exposed to the sun. So of course I get paranoid thinking what if my lupus came back or what if I caught COVID19 especially with the way I’ve been feeling. The struggle is real and this is such a scary time for me and for all of us. I thought I would share this because I am sure there is someone out there may be going through this and struggling with anxiety. I don’t take anything for anxiety…I usually lie down to sleep it off or do something around the house which helps the anxiety to go away. Everyone deals with anxiety differently and what works for them.

I’ve been a bit behind with blogging summer stuff that I wanted to share since I was so busy with the Nordstrom Anniversary sales and took a break from blogging. These black tank dresses can transition into fall when paired with a leather jacket or a cardigan. This type of dress is so easy to find and you can get it anywhere. It’s affordable and very flattering! I’ve linked up these tank dresses from different sites on and some cute animal print masks to spice up your look while living this new normal. 

Do you know someone or yourself who struggles with bad anxiety and how do or they you deal with it?

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9 Comments on Challenges With Living The New Normal

  1. Lavenda Memory
    October 15, 2020 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. Anxiety is definitely a very real struggle for a lot of people. Wish you the best!

    • Helena Marz
      October 16, 2020 at 1:31 am (3 years ago)

      It is very real for sure and I know other people who have struggled with anxiety. Thank you for your kind words! xo

  2. Stephanie
    October 16, 2020 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Sending you love during this time. It’s a really troublesome season for all of us to navigate for different reasons, but I’m hopeful that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel soon. Wishing you all the best.

    • Helena Marz
      October 17, 2020 at 3:29 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Stephanie for your kind words and support! Yes, we just have to hope for the best and have faith that this pandemic will be over sooner! xo

  3. Neely
    October 17, 2020 at 2:51 am (3 years ago)

    My anxiety has for sure been much higher during all of this. Give yourself grace!

    • Helena Marz
      October 17, 2020 at 3:27 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you girl! Sorry to hear that your anxiety has been worse, I think with this whole pandemic has caused anxiety in a lot of people. We just have to hang in there and hope for the best! xo

  4. Maria Koss
    October 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I know for sure that at the beginning of the pandemic I had to work on creating a healthy home work routine, That helped. And as to fighting anxiety I just try to relax and put my mind as far as possible from the present 🙂

  5. Amanda
    October 19, 2020 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh no, sorry to hear about the anxiety and lupus flare ups. Hoping the rest of the year goes better for you. Agree- the tank dress is the perfect staple that can transition from warmer to cooler weather.

  6. Candace Hampton
    October 20, 2020 at 6:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I am sorry to hear about you struggling. I really appreciate your transparency though. You are definitely not alone! I know several people going through the same thing – in fact I would say a majority of people are. You are so strong, and your words are so appreciated!


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