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January 5, 2020

Breathing Through Frustrations in Life

Sydne Style paints canvas in the field in flowing pink fabric

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When I encounter frustrations, may I learn to breathe through them

I’m pretty sure that for five years in a row, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to be more patient. Patience has certainly never been one of my strong suits. I get frustrated so easily. And then I get frustrated at myself for being so easily frustrated! It’s a vicious cycle and one that’s very hard to break. So this year, instead of making a resolution to be more patient, I am making an intention to work on breathing through frustrations in life.
I’ve spent so long wishing I was wired a different way. But at the end of last year, I realized it’s healthier for me to accept certain things about myself and learn how to work through them. Getting frustrated is one of these things. Instead of blowing up or getting anxious or taking my grievances out on others, I want to learn to breathe through my frustrations. Simply taking a deep inhale, holding it for a moment and slowly letting my breath go has majorly helped. It calms down my brain and lets me work through the problem in a calmer manner.
Another thing I want to do more of this year is art. I used to paint all the time to work through emotions (the painting in these photos is the one that hangs in my living room). To me, painting is like a magical therapy, where I sit on my balcony, building layers of oil paint with my paint brushes on a blank canvas. I’ve blamed my lack of painting on lack of time. But I already bought a sketchpad and pencils for 2020. So even if I don’t have the time to get messy and paint I can still sketch. I hope this creative outlet allows me to have a calmer mind and makes breathing through frustrations much easier this year.

“All frustrations are self-induced.
The outside world can invite us to become upset,
but we ultimately accept the invitation.”

Sydne Style shows pretty painter photos with palette of pink paints

PHOTOS BY MUNOPIA · GLAM BY IAN MAXION · Jumpsuit: Shein

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23 Comments

  1. Farhat commented:

    Love to see more clothing style of you @farhat_ba

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks for the input!

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  2. Harjit commented:

    Your pics are just so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing down to earth and relatable content. This past decade has been a rough yet rewarding one, lost my Mom to a stroke, several miscarriages, found my dream job, finally had my kiddos, discovered one of my kiddos has a mental illness, marriage became super shaky and realized who the genuine people in my life truly are. I would love to see more of how you work through life stresses, how you make time for destressing and self care. Insta name@plumerea

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    • Sydne commented:

      Wow that is quite the decade. I’m so sorry for your losses but so glad you were able to have your kids! I hope this decade bring you nothing but joy and happiness!

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  3. Tiffany C commented:

    This is amazing sydne! Love the dress so gorgeous! I’d love to see more posts about volunteering, fashion, coping with stress or grief. Sweetmatcha in Insta ty for the chance 😁

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks for the input Tiffany!

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  4. Carole D commented:

    Beautiful dress! I would love to see more swimsuits! I love swimming it’s so good for body and mind! @cducarole

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    • Alayne Langford commented:

      Oh my goodness, this was by far my favorite photo shoot! I would love to see more content about your paintings, mental health and affordable fashions! Love your content!! @mamalangs5 <3

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      • Sydne commented:

        Thanks Alayne! I hope to be able to paint more this year so I can share!

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    • Sydne commented:

      I will definitely be doing more once it warms up!

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  5. Jennifer commented:

    I love when you make videos on how to wear pieces different ways and when you go over trends. It would be cool if you posted way cheaper versions of the stuff you wear.

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks Jennifer and I appreciate the suggestion!

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  6. Betty Bolt commented:

    Beautiful

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks Betty!

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  7. Nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) commented:

    The bottom picture is my favourite. Aren’t you scared of getting paint on that fabulous outfit? Was it dry?
    I’d like to see more hair things. You have wonderful hair and it always looks amazing.
    @nicolthe_pickle

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    • Sydne commented:

      Ugh I totally got paint on the sleeve. At least it was pink!

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  8. Supritha Lakshminarayan commented:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! Love all these shots!! Patience is definitely not one of my stronger suit too,I struggle with it so much! I often try to be more calm and it was on my new year’s resolution too! Like you said accepting certain things about myself has helped so much and Finding their own creative outlet is definitely so useful!! Thank you so much for sharing about it!! You inspire me soo much!! Listening to music helps me!! Would love see a IgTv series or YouTube vedio on more about this
    @supritha_lakshminarayan

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks for the input and sharing your own struggles. Glad to know I’m not the only one who has trouble with patience!

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  9. Sandy Weinstein commented:

    love how you coordinate your outfits with the colors of the settings. looking forward to learning more about anti aging products, skincare, cosmetic options, to help with the again process. @eview1

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    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks Sandy!

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  10. Shelley commented:

    I would love to see a Splurge or Save series of posts or YouTube videos – designer pieces and then more affordable versions of them!

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    • Shelley commented:

      IG: @shelleytibbetts

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    • Sydne commented:

      Great idea!!

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