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YOU CANNOT CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE, THE ONLY PERSON YOU CAN CHANGE IS YOURSELF

We cannot change other people. The only person you can change is yourself. But by showing others that you can change, you show them the opportunities they have at hand as well 🌱✨

It can often feel frustrating when you see your dear ones doing things that doesn’t do them any good, and you want to help them change their habits so they can feel better. It could be a parent smoking, seeing someone in deep debt, or seeing someone eating lots of junk and not taking care of their health. Often we want to help our dear ones to make them feel better, but know this – you cannot help a person who does not want to be helped. So we cannot change other people, as frustrating as that is. But what we can do, is showing others the possibilities they have at hand, by doing the work ourselves.

And funnily enough, very often, the things we see in others, are mirrors of things we have in ourselves. So do the work. Focus on yourself. Once people see you have done something, this will inspire them way more, than you telling them to try this and that or stop doing something.

Be patient. You might not change someones life from one day to the next, just by showing them what’s possible. But never underestimate the power of planting a seed 🌱✨

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change” – Michael Jackson

Books Inspiration Self-development

WHAT I READ IN 2019 & WHAT’S ON MY READING LIST FOR 2020

Today I want to share with you what I read in 2019 & what’s on my reading list for 2020. I hope this post can give you some book inspiration ✨📖

If you are like me – then you love books! I’m always on the hunt for another great book to read. I love all kinds of books, but especially within the self-development & holistic health genre. So if you are into the same, then you might find some inspiration in this post.

Last year I sat a goal for myself to read 20+ books, and I managed to do so! I read 21 books, and I absolutely love how much I have learned & I just love to keep expanding my mind and worldview.

What I read in 2019:
– “Rise Sister Rise” – Rebecca Campbell
– “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” – Sahara Rose
– “Shine” – Andy Cope & Gavin Oattes
– “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” – Deepak Chopra
– “Money and the Law of Attraction” – Esther & Jerry Hicks
– “Think & Grow Rich” – Napoleon Hill
– “Gut” – Giulia Enders
– “Intelligent Cells” – Bruce Lipton
– “Brain Maker” – David Perlmutter
– “The Beauty of Dirty Skin” – Whitney Bowe
– “Creating Affluence” – Deepak Chopra
– “Creative Visualization” – Shakti Gawain
– “Atomic Habits” – James Clear
– “Holistic Dental Care” – Nadine Artemis
– “Eat that Frog!” – Brian Tracy
– “The Magic of Thinking Big” – David J. Schwartz
– “Light is the New Black” – Rebecca Campbell
– “The War of Art” – Steven Pressfield
– “The Seat of the Soul” – Gary Zukav
– “You are a Badass at Making Money” – Jen Sincero
– “Find Gaven i Dine Forældres Skilsmisse” – Ida Golriz

I loved all the books, but the ones that really had a big impact on me was “The Magic of Thinking Big“, “Brain Maker” and “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success“. I would also highly recommend my dear friend Idas book “Find Gaven i Dine Forældres Skilsmisse” if your parents are going through a divorce, or if you are a parent going through a divorce.

Now on to the next topic – what I then want to read in 2020. I have sat the same goal for myself this year, that I want to read 20+ books, and I already have a lot of great ones on my hand, waiting to be explored.

What I want to read in 2020:
– “Awaken the Giant Within” – Tony Robbins
– “Energy Medicine” Jill Blakeway
– “The Tapping Solution” – Nick Ortner
– “Kaizen” – Robert Maurer
– “Bevidsthedens Udstråling” – Frank Lorenzen
– “Super Attractor” – Gabrielle Bernstein
– “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” – Joe Dispenza
– “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” – Vishen Lakhiami
– “Wishes Fulfilled” – Wayne W. Dyer

But as I said, I’m always open for new books, and my 2020 list haven’t reached 20 books yet, so if you have any good recommendations, please share them with me in the comments! I would also love to know what’s on your reading list for 2020? Lots of love x ✨📖

Inspiration Self-development

WHAT YOU WATER WILL GROW

If you want something in your life, know that what you water will grow. It might not come from one day to the next, but consistent, continuous action will make the plant grow 🌱✨

The seed you water and takes care of, is the seed that will grow into a plant. Water the things you want to see grow in your life. Do you want more things to be grateful for? Start by looking at the things you already have in your life, and be grateful for that. If you want to get better at anything specific – give it your attention and do the work.

The concept of what you water will grow also goes the opposite way. If you keep on complaining about things, you will continue to find things to complain about and you’ll get stuck in a rut.

Be clear with yourself about what you want and what you don’t want in your life. Once you know this, you can start to give attention and water the things you want to see grow and flourish 🌱✨

Question for you: So what are you going to water this year? Love, happiness, a specific project? Go give it all your attention and eventually you will watch it grow ✨

Holistic & Spiritual living Inspiration

GET READY FOR 2020

Do you want to get ready for 2020? Grab your journal and a blanket, light a candle and make yourself a warm cup of tea and get ready to do some reflections for the past year, and visualise your 2020 🙌✨

2020 is approaching soon, and I can feel it’s going to be a BIG year! Last year I began the year with reflecting on the past year, sat goals for the upcoming year and sat some minor goals for each quarter in the year to help me reach my goals.

I’ve reached almost ALL of my goals I sat for myself for 2019. So I’m going to do the exact same thing this year! This year I’ve started doing accountability coaching together with my dad, where we set goals in different areas of our lives and create small tasks for ourselves to do in order to accomplish our goals. Then we meet up, write to each other and keep each others accountable and help each other reach our goals. As we are already doing this, we decided to sit down together this year and do this little reflection exercise and set goals for 2020, so we can help each other reach those goals.

In order to reach what you want – you need to evaluate your current life. What do you like about where you are at? What don’t you like? Reflect back on the past year, as well as visualise your future – 1 year from now, 5 years from now. Where do you want to be? 

Remember, once you have set your bigger goals for 2020, then it’s important to break them down into smaller actionable steps. You can write “finish this project” on your bigger goal list for the year, but to make it more manageable and easy to get started on, you need to break it down into smaller steps that you can easily start on. Fx if your goal for 2020 is to write a book, then your smaller steps could be:
– brainstorm content for the book
– do research for XYZ
– write paragraph 1 in chapter 1
– write paragraph 2 in chapter 1
– read through and edit
By breaking your big goal down into smaller steps, it feels much easier to begin the projects.

Here are some reflection questions to prepare you for 2020

– What were the best things about this year?

– What has life taught your this year?

– What don’t you want to take with you into 2020?

– What do you want to take with you into 2020?

– Where do you see yourself in 1 year?

– Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

– What do you want to accomplish in 2020?

– What will it take for you to reach those goals? What do you have to do to get there?

Question for you: Are you ready for 2020? What are some of your goals? I would love to know! Let’s root on each other, support each other and help and encourage each other to reach our dreams! 🙌✨

Inspiration Self-development

MAKE YOUR OWN DEFINITION OF A ‘RICH LIFE’

It’s so easy nowadays with social media to get caught up in other people’s dreams and goals. Seeing people travelling the world, seeing people do big things and thinking that you want the same that others have. But here it is so important to tune into yourself, and really ask yourself about what YOU want for your life. Make your own definition of a ‘rich life’ ✨

I have for sure been caught up in other people’s dreams before, thinking that I wanted XYZ for my own life. Yet beginning to chase some things, and starting to feel more into what it would actually be like having those things or living that way, it just didn’t resonate with me. Remember, we are ALL different, and that is the beauty of life. Let’s inspire each other, show what’s possible, reach new heights, but always remember to check in with yourself and ask if the dreams you are seeking actually makes you happy? Is that really want your life to be like? Or does the thought of actually living a specific way don’t make you feel good, and you simply do it out of the thought that that is what you should do?

Sit down with yourself – often, because your goals and dreams will change over time when you change as a person – and be very honest with yourself about what kind of life you want to live. What does success mean to you? How do YOU want your life to be like?

Ask yourself these questions:
– What kind of life do I want to live?
– What do I want to spend most of my time on?
– Is there something I would regret not doing in my life?
– Where do I want to live?
– How do I want to live?

This is YOUR life, and you should create it exactly as you want it ✨

Inspiration

DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE & LIFE

Sometimes we tend to get so much stuff build up, both physical stuff, but also mental stuff, that it can all become too overwhelming or we can feel stuck or stagnant where we are. Therefore, I want to encourage you to declutter your space & life ✨

Don’t we all know the feeling of having such a messy house, that you don’t feel like getting anything done? Or perhaps your kitchen is such a mess that you don’t feel like cooking? Or your desktop is so cluttered and full, that you can’t seem to start the projects you want to be working on? Funny thing is, the saying goes “you teach what you most need to learn yourself”, and here I am in an absolute mess of an apartment & having a completely filled and cluttered desktop. It all needs a good round of decluttering, so that there is space for new things, feelings & inspiration!

“Make space for what matters”

Before we go into the new decade – 2020 – I want to declutter my home, my desktop and my mind. I want to get rid of all the old stuff that doesn’t serve me any longer, and create more light and space for new things to flourish. Because nothing new can comes in, if you try to hold on to lots of old stuff. Let it go, and welcome new opportunities into your life

What about you – does your life need a good decluttering before entering 2020? Remember, as always, not to look at things like you need to get everything done at once, begin in one place. Perhaps start with decluttering and cleaning your kitchen. Then move on to the next. But take one step at a time ✨

Inspiration Self-development

PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION

If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll never do anything. It’s all about progress not perfection ✨ So start that project, do that workshop, release that song. Send it out into this world.

That one thing you’ve always been wanting to do, but haven’t done yet because you are afraid that it’s not perfect – put it out into the world! If you keep on waiting and waiting and never get the things out, you’ll never be able to reach those dreams, or improve the thing. The first things you put out in the world – whether that be a workshop, a book, a movie, a song, will probably never be ‘perfect’. But because of that first piece you put out, you’re now able to learn from that first thing and do it even better the next time, and the next. But if you never put it out, you’ll never improve and you’ll end up disappointing yourself for never having tried.

It’s all about progress, not perfection. See everything you do as a learning opportunity. The first time a child walks, it will fall down so many times. But it does not give up. It keeps trying and trying, until it eventually one day walks.

But so many people nowadays give up so easily, if they feel like they are ‘failing’. But there is no such thing as failure, there is only learning that is a spring board for you to become even better.

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of your lives”
– Lemony Snicket

Take this as a sign to start that project. Send it out into the world. Begin it, and don’t worry about it being perfect. Rather worry about it never reaching the world. Make it, send it out, learn from it and see what amazing things will come your way once you start to send out your creations ✨

Happiness Inspiration

MAKE A LIST OF THINGS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR MOOD

If you have a bad day, or just feel like you want to change your mood, then I will recommend to make a list of things that can change your mood ✨🙌

I’m currently reading Tony Robbins book “Awaken the Giant Within”, and I just the part where he suggests that you make a list of all the things that can change your mood instantly. This was such a lovely idea, so I had to share it.

It’s really all about making a list of things that you can do that can change your mood instantly. If you are having a bad day, and just not feeling good (by all means, we all have those days, and if you’re sad, feel those feels, but sometimes just a little change in the mood can make everything better), you can take out your just and do one or more of the things on the list, and change your mood and come into a much better place.

I made my own list of things that can change my mood, here they are:
1. Meditate
2. Listen to high vibe music
3. Dance around
4. Move my body
5. Go for a walk in nature
6. Kiss my man
7. Smile
8. Create content / write / take photos
9. Give myself a facial massage
10. Read
11. Learn new, inspiring things
12. Having inspiring talks with my close ones
13. Uplift other people
14. Give to others
15. Make my family happy
16. Tidy up my space / decluttering
17. Eat healthy, nourishing food
18. Dream BIG & visualise
19. Drinking warm tea
20. Singing

Project for you: Grab your favourite notebook, make yourself a warm cup of tea and sit with yourself and be very honest about what can change your mood and put you in a better place. Write it down, save the list and take it out whenever you feel the need ✨🙌

Inspiration

FALL WISH LIST

Fall is here, and I have made a fall little list for myself with all the things I would like to do during Autumn. I hope you can find some inspiration in it.

Want I want to do this fall

  • Eat looots of root vegetables and pumpkin
  • Eat lots of delicious, warming soups
  • Drink delicious, warming drinks (lattes, chai, hot cocoa)
  • A trip to Malmö with my boyfriend (going there this weekend!)
  • Spend lots of cozy time with friends & family
  • Go for walks in the forest when the leaves are changing colours
  • Eat at Grød with my mom
  • Go to Creative Space with my cousin, mom and sister
  • Make at home spa days (foot bath, baths, oil massage, facial massage)
  • Cozy up and read books with a cup of tea under a blanket inside

Question for you: These were some of the things I would love to do during this fall. What is on your fall wish list this year?

Read also: Make time for Yourself

Inspiration Inspirering people Self-development

IF IT’S NOT SCHEDULED, IT’S NOT REAL

One of my big inspirations Marie Forleo, always says that “If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real“, and that’s what I want to talk about today.

If you don’t already know Marie Forleo and her youtube channel MarieTV, then you should definitely check it out! She has so much inspiring content, and has interviews with so many inspirational people (Tony Robbins, Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steven Pressfield etc.).

Anyways, Marie have this saying that “If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real“. And man, is that right! Yet, it’s so easy to forget.

We often have a list of all the things we want to do; workout, do meal prepping, hang out with our friends, work on that project etc. However, if you do not plan it – schedule it – find specific date and time for when to do it, it’s not real.

So in order to make your dreams and goals real, you need to sit down with yourself and plan when and where to work on your goals.

“If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real” – Marie Forleo

Let’s take an example: you want to start working out. That’s great. However, it’s also very unclear and vague. When should that be? And how?

Take your calendar out and make a commitment with yourself:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will go for a 25 minutes run.

Or, it could be: Every Tuesday from 9-11am I’ll work on creating content for my business.

Make it concrete. Make it actionable. Then put it into your calendar, and keep your commitments to yourself!

Question for you: What do you want to work on? Fx do you want to start working out? Do you have a specific project you want to work on? How can you break it down into actionable steps, and schedule it in your calendar?

Read also: Get Clear on What you Want in Life