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.

Middle-aged skin?!

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