This week’s challenge- slow… down…

This week’s challenge is to slow down. I think a lot of us do so many things and quite often so fast! I challenge you to take 30 minutes every day to slow down. Do this whatever way you see best: a walk, listen to music, meditate, read a book (avoid your media gadgets). Slow down: who are you rushing for?! Take time when you walk outside and properly look around you. Sometimes I see something new in an area I see everyday. It’s been there the whole time though- I’ve just never noticed it before. Funny and a little bit scary. Time moves fast as it is without-us having to rush so. Walk slower, take time to read and notice what is around you. Just… slow… down! That is what I truly recommend that you do this week. For you!

Outside walks in sunshine and ultimate flapjacks!

The sun came out this weekend and what better way of taking advantage of some hot sunshine than going for some walks! We jumped on a train nearby and stopped after a couple of stations. About 200m from the station awaited a beautiful park. It was full of deer. Beautiful ones in a range of different colours. The weekend has also been full of family time, movies, cooking and friends with “fika”.

Ultimate flapjacks

These were also put together to be eaten during the week. They turned out great! I can really recommend!!!

Friday inspiration

A crisp cold morning greeted us with its presence this morning. I expect January and February to be cold here and snowy. How has your week been? Time spent on you? Any yoga sessions? I have 3 I need to catch up on this weekend so I will be quite busy. That along with starting my actual runs will fill my days. I’ve had long days in front of computers so that will be a much welcome change!

How are you all doing? How is it going with your writing? I read so many good posts. It’s incredible the tools we have at our disposal these days.

Have an amazing Friday! As always- make the most of it our time is so precious!!! I truly recommend.

Another Thursday

Thursday is here. A great day of the week if you ask me. What have you been up to this far in 2019?

Here the week’s moving fast: daily routines kicking in, school, work, preparing what to eat, exercising, family & friend time. Not very exciting I have to admit! Do you have any grandiose plans this weekend? Here we might need to find some good snowsuits for my 9-year old. A bit of a challenge as she’s tall! Other than that the plan is to relax, eat, watch some movies and to go for a couple of runs. I realise now that I need to start my mileage in order to be able to partake in the half marathon that I have signed up to! Nothing like a good challenge… Thursday is here. Dark and rainy outside but warm and “Hygge” inside!

Enjoy your day!

Monday shopping- hair!

2019 is a year dedicated to health. I keep stumbling across so many people who say the same thing. I fully realise that it is that time of year but it still feels a bit different this time. It’s more about mindfulness, happiness and health. And I couldn’t agree more. There are many different “wants” in life but truly… what is it all worth if you don’t have your health? To be blunt and frank. I know people in my surroundings who don’t have it… that’s why I’m so incredibly determined to keep my focus:

  • Be happy- chose it!
  • Be determined- reach your goal!
  • Be healthy- make conscious decisions!

You decide… we get this one amazing life… we deserve to treat ourselves, our bodies and mind with self respect. That’s why I’ve also decided to start investing a little bit more in me. A very simple thing: I’ve bought some expensive shampoo and conditioner. Well, more expensive than what I usually buy, as I have more or less been buying that from grocery shops in the past. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, but just after a few uses of the more expensive stuff my hair seems to be healthier and livelier… so another promise to myself! As a treat- I will invest in better hair products this year! Have you tried TIGI products? So far I really like them. I really recommend- treat yourself! You will feel amazing!!!

Photo from TIGI website!!!

The sky this Sunday and this week’s challenge

The sky here today is pretty wild. The wind is getting stronger. The temperature is changing quite vividly as well. It’s fascinating how it all just works?! I think so anyway. This weekend has been lovely. Family time, me time doing quite a bit of exercise, cooking and spending time with some friends. 2019 will be a year full of health and focus. Just by making conscious choices it gives you more power. Try it! Have you managed any yoga sessions yet? I’ve done quite a few. I have to admit that I’m not on day 13 but do them when fits my schedule more. I try to do one at least every day. It really is good for mental health. The breathing and also the inspiring words from Adriene. Though this time around she sometimes talks a little bit too much at times- as a friend and I concluded. Still, I truly recommend Yoga with Adriene. Amazing! You can do these sessions anywhere with little space and a tv, iPad, computer, or as I did today from your iPhone. Easy. Well, today’s session was a bit tougher. I hope to be stronger by the end of this month though, so all is well. What are your plans for the week? If you did do any resolutions- how are they coming along?

This week’s challenge is about making conscious choices. Realise that you control you. What you eat, what you think and many more things. Make decisive choices- good ones! Eat a bit better, exercise some, make a choice to be a good person and count to 10 before getting upset or annoyed. Life is moving and it’s moving fast. You control you and your behaviour though. Don’t forget that. I’m learning more and more and realising that you actually do attract more what is in your mind. Be positive, smile more. It really is contagious! In a good way- I truly recommend!