SMART 1: At the end is a new beginning!

Last day of 2018 is here. I really recommend this 10 minutes session with Adriene: 10 min meditation . A very gentle session where you don’t need anything else but yourself! One of my SMART challenges for January will be to sign up to this: January Yoga Challenge!

This is a 30 day Yoga challenge by Adriene. She offers this every January. This is actually my 3rd year signing up. I really recommend- and also that you actually follow it and practice every day. It gets a bit tricky otherwise. I really recommend that you sign up to this. You’ll be part of a global group of thousands of people. Every day, we will be committed and dedicated to feeling great! 2019 will be a year with more dedication to health for me. And I really want to inspire you to the same. Life is tough at times- and if you don’t have health, it can be extremely challenging. Make a conscious decision this time to invest in yourself. You deserve it! Sign up and decide to be part of Dedicate!!!

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Looking forward

I hope everyone is doing what makes them happy right now! Here, I’m losing track of days which is nice. For me exactly what relaxing is about! 3 more days left of 2018. Enjoy every moment. Make the most of it but don’t wish your life away. Every day counts! Every day is also a new opportunity to make a change in your life. If that is what you want! Enjoy! I really truly recommend.

A new year- 2019!

In a few days we will head into 2019. This year has gone past very quickly. Do you have any resolutions?

I am planning a few, that will come up in a different post. 2019 will be an organised and more focused year. More routine and achievable goals. I actually like SMART:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant/ realistic
  • Time-based

My plan is to have goals every month. Having goals is good and healthy. Some years I have some, others I don’t. I know that when I have had goals and when I achieve them and look back, I feel great!

These will be career, health, financial, family and feel- good goals!!! Are you with me? I actually very much… recommend! Welcome to join me in this journey and quest!!!

A journey back in time 2018!

So the first quarter of 2018 was an interesting one. I decided after lots of discussions with my other half to take the plunge and move. Away from what I’ve known for a long time. It’s fair to say though that I’ve always travelled a lot and moved countries. This was different. A move for me. It was tough as my daughter was still in school in London. A new job, a new country, a new temporary living accommodation, language well everything new. Exhilarating though. Exploring a new city and settling in. My daughter moved across in April. In hindsight I’m so proud of her and how well she has coped with all of this. Moving away from what she knew to be part of our new life. It’s again fair to say that this is her second time moving around like this. Though last time she was a lot younger. But she’s coped extremely well. We are always next to her and support her throughout everything. She does have a great family around her with cool grandparents. Looking at her today this has made her stronger and more resilient. Most of all through this journey she has kept her sense of humour! And confidence.

Q2 was a little bit easier. We moved into our new home. Not a lot of furniture initially. The memories of waking up on the floor (seeping air mattress!) are still vividly in my mind. Not to talk about the cardboards in the windows to attempt to keep the day light out. This, as the sun is up a lot during spring and summer time. We missed Easter holiday so towards the summer we were all a bit tired. Things were tough in certain parts of my life so I decided to research a coach. One of the best decisions I’ve taken in my adult life! Andrea Steane so full of energy and tools to truly make you think differently. Just what I’ve needed this year. I feel as if I’ve gotten to grips about a lot of things in my life. I cannot recommend her enough. An amazing person who truly will go over and above to make you believe in yourself!!! I’m proud of myself as well for reaching out. I think it is healthy to speak to other people in your surrounding but friends and family. Mid- June is also when I decided to start writing. I think we all deserve to be happy! That’s one of my most motivating factors about writing here. I really believe that being positive and a light is so contagious. Am I always? Oh no… do I have dips- oh yes. And I know I contradict myself as well. No one is perfect and I definitely do not pretend to be. But I have truly discovered what a powerful tool the mind and the brain is!!! To believe in yourself is so incredibly powerful.

Beginning of Q3 was nice. Trips to Italy and Greece. A week on a small Greek island (100 people). Quite simple, but good for the soul! And of course the summer in the Nordics was very hot. And for a long time? Probably the warmest in over 30 years.

Q4 was also an amazing one. A trip with the Orient Express; a trip of a life time that probably deserves its own post. Luxurious and extravagant does not suffice to explain it all. And yes,I know that I am very privileged to have experienced that!

All in all 2018 has been an intense and eventful year. Also with a lot of accomplishments. Looking back, I can actually say that I am very proud of what I have achieved. A lot to do with my personal development. I am looking forward to 2019! It will be another journey. Full of challenges and more recommendations to make you feel great!!! Life is short, life is precious. And we only have one. So why not allow yourself to feel empowered. There are no limits to what you can achieve only you set the bar!!! Why not try and raise it slightly?For me, 2019 will be full of challenges, feel good factors, achievements, health and family!! I truly, truly recommend.

Thank you for reading and being part of my continued journey to feel amazing!!!

Think outside the box!

Holiday time. It’s lovely. And it can be intense. Family & friends around. Be gracious and show gratitude. Get up a little bit earlier and practice a gentle yoga session or meditation. Keep that smile on your face. Focus and breath. Be grateful for what you have. Enjoy the moment- time goes so fast!?

Have a great time with family and friends. Watch movies together, go for walks, eat and drink, play some games. Talk and look after one another. Feel no obligations- or less of them?! I truly recommend.

Another Friday- enjoy!

Another Friday. We can now leave another week behind. Hopefully you have slowed down a little and can enjoy that it is becoming a little bit more quiet? Look at peoples faces today. Are they smiling? Looking stressed? Running around to try and do those final things before the world in some areas go that little bit more quiet and peaceful. I know… not everywhere…

Enjoy today though, take deep breathes. Contemplate. We are soon leaving 2018 behind. 2019 is just around the corner. I truly believe that you can start over every single day. But a new year approaching is a good opportunity to set some goals. Do them quietly if you prefer. Do them for you. What will you do to feel great (good/ better) in 2019 and to be happy (ier) with yourself? Make that promise to yourself. You control you. Deep breathes, look around you. Isn’t life pretty amazing though? No- not always… but a lot of the time! Have the best of Fridays!!!