Cooping in odd times – a change for the better?

Hope all of you are doing fine, even though this times are very strange. Have your thoughts changes s in anyway during this Covid pandemic? When all this is over, will you do things differently?

For me, I have become more aware of the now! How important it is to follow your own journey. I have worked harder than I have ever done before, and I feel absolutely drained. My spirit is slowly dying. Even though I am so pleased to have a good job that pays a decent salary, it still not worth it!

I know having a job is something to be grateful these days. But if this is the price to pay? I am not paying it. Maybe it has to do with age or finally realizing my worth. And I am not buying it anymore.

So I have set up a goal to bail out from my current job before the beginning of next year. Starting my own journey once and for all. My time should be spent on things that makes a difference in the world.

Aging with confidence

So how do you look at aging? do you look at it with curiosity, fear, hate or love? I look at with mixed emotions. First of all, a part of me still crave youth, yes, sure, looks is a part of it. But not as much as other benefits of being young. The skin has lost it’s i moister and plumpness, well, lets face it, you need to put more effort in to it if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Skin turnover is slowing down and need an extra caring hand, some dry brushing followed by some good moisturizer cream will go a long way.

Extra moisture underneath the eyes

Flexibility is another example, my body needs a lot more stretching (in my case Yoga Flow) to handle the not so charming stiffness that sneaked up on me last couple of years. Yes things are kind off going south as well, the body is changing and you need to rethink your overall body/mind strategy.

Time to get tough

Now is the perfect time to kickstart new routine and work on areas that need extra care, such as belly, butt and arms (if you are a woman).

But with all that said, I love becoming older as it’s like entering a new phase ,where you have the confident and hopefully gain some self respect to finally show the world who you really are.

You can stand up tall and be proud of who you have become and the skin issues as well as the body issues is only a sign that you should give yourself more love and caring.. because you earned and deserve it. So before the world wake up from it’s isolations you now have time to really kickstart something good with focus on some self care.

Aging is a gift in more than one way, enjoy it, walk through it with confident and show the world the true YOU

Workout when working from home

You would think that squeezing in an hour of workout during the day would be no trouble at all, working from home. If anything my initial thought was to use the “forced” isolation to my advantage.

Make time to really get in shape. Well going on day 25 in isolation and I have barely made it out the door. I work harder then ever before and feel totally exhausted when the day is over.

I stick to my morning routine to get some kind of structure. I do my morning yoga (thank God) and I even get the gym outfit on, but that is about it.

All of a sudden the day has passed I am standing there with my gym clothes on making dinner. Well I guess all I can do is laugh. That’s it.

At work, I would use my lunch hour to go to the gym, I would also always ride my bike to and from work. But now nothing, and I feel it everywhere. Stiff, trouble sleeping, my skin feels “dirty” like it needs to detox though sweating intens

Well no one can change it but me- I need to get my act together and use the opportunity when working from home. Turn it around and maybe if we are lucky. We might start moving outside again next summer (2021) and by then I f I start now I will be in excellent shape.💫

Totally out of balance

Something is definitely wrong with me, well beside going through the isolation due to Corona, witch actually is going better than I ever expected. I actually enjoy working from home. But beside that I have some sort of unbalanced in my body.

I have felt it for quite awhile now, and I really need to fix as it is destroying my life. I really dislike going to the doctor, getting my blood taken just to get the information- you’re test came back in the normal range! Well Ok, but I don’t feel fine at all. Actually don’t want to eat medicine, so getting test done is just to figure out what is wrong, so I can help/heal myself.

I am a strong believer that your body heals itself, if given the right nutrition. But that requires finding out where the imbalance is.

As for now. I believe is has to do with my thyroid, and when having an issue with that, it can often lead to iron deficiency witch I know I have. So when trying to figure out how to assist this imbalance through Google ( yes I know) my body is really suffering. Or I should say I am really suffering and I don’t want to feel like this. It is not me. I am tired, my skin is super dry, I can’t think at all! hair loss, brittle nails total brain fog.Finishing one task takes forever, and if I include something like a job report (that usually takes under 1 hour) it takes forever. I feel dumb.

My energy is gone, I don’t recognize myself at all. And that is not an option for me. The body is such a complex machinery. So healing is on my agenda, through meditation, exercise, good nutrition and maybe if needed some medicine at least to get my self up to a normal level. . And self love ❤️

Please feel free to help me out if you have any tips.

Cope with the Virus – without loosing your mind

What a strange period we all are going through right now, The time is filled with uncertain as well as fear. I am amazed of how things changed in a just a couple of weeks. I have been in quarantine for 2 weeks now, working from home, due to visiting a risk zone.

For me it have been a time of some stress but also a a time of reflection of-course since the days are all the same. Work meetings are handled from the computer with a request of video first, witch require that you get out of your PJ’s and get somewhat reasonable. One girl even started an group video chat daily just to have a quick catch up.

Times like this is hard, I am blessed I still have a job, my family is healthy, even though I have a feeling we all have had Corona. We had all the symptoms and been visiting the ski area that eventually was recognized as a riskzon. No runny noses only some cough and slight fever one day and bronchitis still feel it even though it´s been over 3 weeks since we got home.

So how does one cope with sitting at home day after day? well you need to have som kind of schedule if possible, and you need to get out of the house to at least get a glimpse of sunshine and fresh air . I start my mornings the same way as I always do a flow yoga pass.It is my own space and time, this is where I kickstart my day, this is were I set the attention. That follows with regular mornings routine as if I am getting ready for work.

The toughest thing is with the kids, but so far it has been OK, Home schooling has a new meaning, and even if it might be easier to just let them sleep, we still keep the sleep in days for the weekends.

This is actually a really great time to start all over with a good habit, a cleanse or detox.. I might even do that 🙂

How are you cooping these days?

Take care

Let your body decide – be kind 🧘‍♀️

Going through what I believe is premenopause, I consider myself quite lucky. I do experience some difficulty sleeping, However that have always been an issue for me. A good night sleep for me is 7 hrs tops. I don’t think my body needs more rest. And after 4 children and the total lack of sleep each child brings, I guess my body adjusted to less sleep.

Hot flushes nope, I can sometimes feel a bit warm but nothing major. I exercise regularly and during these classes I sweat like crazy, so I am probably removing all lot of excess sweat then.

However something has changes, my exercise regime or actually my preference of exercise has changed. I prefer shorter not as intense gym classes. And I have fallen in love with Yoga-flow. That is a bit strange, considering what I thought about Yoga some 7 years ago! I found it to be really boring.

But as I become older, I believe my body wants to slow down. I use to run about 10-15 km 3 times a week before, and now I can’t care less about the long runs. It’s not that I can’t, I just don’t feel for it. It might have to do with the slower cells turnover, my body craves more of a slower pace as well as more of good recovery time. And that is OK, I need to care for me, and listen to what my body wants.

Anyway – my recommendation is to listen to your inner voice. You might have to change your workout routine to match what your soul requires. And that is OK.

But as one of my goals 2020 is to work on my body (and soul) shape it without an exercise routine looking as I am preparing for a marathon.

I will update you.

When beauty travel inward – aging

A look in the mirror, puts me back in my seat again. It’s not that I dislike what I see, but somehow I always expect to see a younger version of myself. And yes, it reminds me of a lost time. Time that is so fragile, and still at your service when you are young.

It also reminds me how many worries and insecurities I had, not feeling pretty enough, not being smart enough. Trying to fit in to everyone else’s world. Not feeling secure enough to strive for my dreams. And I see younger girls in my surroundings acting exactly the way I did when I was their age. Stunning and beautiful inside out and not to mention- they are smart. If anything these girls should rule , but most of them don’t – the men still do.

And I want to scream out , girls stand up tall. You own your world – show it.

And as sure as I am getting older, I become more secure, mature and beautiful inside. I it’s almost as the beauty travels inwards and feeds the inner soul. I love whom have become, I wish I knew what I know today when I was in my twenties even my thirties.

Could it be that my inner beauty is a way for the universe to thank me for everything I have been through over the years?.All the sorrows, confusions, for all the times I didn’t love myself.

Could that be it? Well thank you universe for finally making me understand what beauty is really all about. Loving yourself inside out.

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Middle-aged skin?!

I consider myself healthy and young at heart and soul, I managed to keep my weight trough-out my adult life. That is until now, when I am guessing I am going though menopause. Over night (it feels like) my skin went from being somewhat plump to loosing it’s softness (superdry) and plumpness.

Yes, I get it, hormones play a huge part of it but this is ridiculous. Not only did my skin loose all its moist in one day, the collagen just took off. The moist and collagen must have joined forces and decided to leave my body at the same time.. I use good produkts eat clean (most of the time) and only use good natural oils for massaging my body, to try do get some moist back.

But without luck, I take all kinds of supplements and collagen to try to help my body in the best way possible. But I still – what the he** happened? And most of the what can I do to change it? Does anyone have a clue?

Not ready to give up on my skin and body yet. So all you middle age women out there, do you have any tips? no hot flashes or anything else, but really dry and un-plumped skin. So any miracle cure out there that you can share?Dry bushing? what else?

Treat your self as you would a new lover

Are you kind in your inner dialogue? Are the words filled with compassion, love and understanding or with harsh, judgmental attitude? Most people would probably lean towards the later. One of my goals this year is to take time and listen, listen to that inner voice.

And based on what I would hear , I would work on being kinder to my self. I mean it’s a relevant question – How exactly am I treating myself? I am glad I choose that to be one of my goals as I came to know this inner voice of mine, and it is not very nice, in fact it is extremely harsh sometimes.

Why is it, that we allow our inner dialogue to be so judgmental? We would never ever talk to someone dear to us the same way we talk to ourself..If anything this (pour inner dialogue) should be the nicest, most heartwarming, undertaking, compassionate of them all, wouldn’t you agree?

It has probably to do with being a woman as well, our constant self judgement is absurd. As women we are judged on the way we look, the way we parent, breast feeding or not, stay a home mom, working mom. Caring to much for the children, not caring enough. As a mother of both girls and boys I see a difference in the way boys act towards us as moms and the way girls act. And sadly enough most of the negative judgment comes from other women. I am not saying all, but you are all out there.

I recently took a quite big step in my career, a role I have worked hard to get. And with that “power” raises a new dilemma. How do I interact with people at work? Not to nice, as people will walk all over me and lack the respect I want and deserve. Not to harsh as they will be less cooperative and make my job even harder. So on top of this!

Here I am listening to my inner voice dealing with all the negative input I feed it, realizing this needs to stop right now! Not one single judgement thought should enter my soul, not one more correcting order! No matter what vibes the surrounding send me, it will not have a chance to touch down in my end zone.

This is me, my soul, my beautiful being- I will love you and care for you always. I will treat you the same way I would a loved one. And to spice it up, send in some curiosity and ask yourself some new questions. What do I like? How can I give my self the best day/night ever? Treat yourself as you would a new found lover😘😘

To grow – a true blessing

Life runs by fast, you need to grab it before it’s to late. So many of us, me included are fast runners. One thing leads to another and before you know it you have a couple of half grown children on their own path to find their truth in life.

As a successful woman, who have a lot of things going right in my life. There are still room for growth. There are things that I am less happy about that I want to change going in to the new decade. It is definitely a mindset thing. And something I need to work on everyday to be successful.

I need time (witch is not on my side right now) To be able to sit back and reflect, let that inner voice have the freedom to talk. To look back on things that did not go my way and choose to see them as a blessing. And figure out what it taught me and why? And most important why I need to learn it? Most of them I figurer out and the lesson kept me moving forward.

And as times flies, the reflection get stronger and clearer and it is the perfect way to readjust the path. Small goals can lead to big achievements. So to all you lost souls, or for you who wants to move towards new improvements , but are not really clear on were you need to go – take time to reflect, listen to your inner voice, that inner whisper will guide you right. And promise to commit to yourself!

Let’s travel together 🌟

A healthy way to age

I am such a believer in body and mind working together. And as a child I was always sick. I now understand that It has to do with me actually being gluten intolerant. It caused me a childhood filled with sickness., eczema and unable to sleep.

My parents didn’t know, Back then they did not understand or even know that all that gluten could actual make you sick. Today, obviously I am gluten free. The bad thing I still struggle with is actually sugar. So 2020 will be the year I take the next step in my health journey. Because one thing I know for certain is If I eat right and exercise I feel so much better, min skin is rash free and spot less and I feel a lot less bloated. Will help me keep a healthy body throughout menopause as well. My mind becomes more clear and I feel happier 😊. I love it.

I believe you can control your world with the help of your thoughts. Think and imagine all the qualities you would like to have, think and become your dream person. Easier said then done, but becoming more aware of what you feed your temple and soul is a good start, and the benefit will definitely be worth it😊

2020 I want more for body and mind. As I am getting older, I need to care for it more by giving it the optimal nutrition, exercise, happiness, love and and care.

Goals for 2020

A new decade – a better version of you!

A new year, a new beginning, a new start. Been there before right? what will you do to make next year extra special? It´s a new decade and a magical one. It´s time for those changes you been thinking about for awhile, not just writing down goals in your journal but actually committing to the goals you set up!

Setting up goals is the easy part – following through is the hard part. And that part (following through) is how you success. So what is the secret? Well one thing that stood our from all those who actually succeed is their ability to believe in their self, regardless of what the external world opinion. If you lack in self esteem work on it.

And as easy as it is to fall in to the path of pleasing others make it a priority to set time for your self and work on yourself. And of course don´t forget your love ones in the process. Set up goals – small goals that will eventually lead to a bigger one, and make one of your goals to follow them trough! And take time to stop and look at how far you have come and celebrate the small steps as well.

Remember to always set health goals, your body is your tempel – worship it!

And – relax and give it time, if you believe in it, it will come to you one way or another!

Happy New Year – Welcome 2020