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HOW YOU TALK TO YOURSELF MATTERS

The way you talk to yourself matters. It actually matters way more than you might have previously thought. Which is why becoming aware of your own self-talk is essential for your own health, happiness and growth 💕✨

The things we say to ourselves are running on repeat, and often times – we don’t even notice it.

We are not even aware of the things we say to ourselves in our head, because we’ve just become so used to it being that way.

But have you ever witnessed your own thought for just 1 day?

How often do you criticise yourself? How often do you talk down to yourself? How often do you blame yourself?

It’s so easy to talk really badly to yourself, when we would NEVER say any of those things to a friend or a child.

This is where the concept of seeing your inner child comes into play. Think about every time you screw up, you make a mistake, you do something you shouldn’t have done – how would you then speak to a friend or a child?

THAT is the way you should speak to yourself as well. Be kind, be patient, let it be okay to make mistakes, encourage your inner self, motivate, inspire yourself – don’t talk yourself down.

Our worst critics – are often ourselves. Which honestly, is sad. Can’t we turn that around and become our own best cheerleader? ✨

EXERCISE:

Take 1 day this upcoming week where you pay attention to the things you say to yourself in your head. Just notice the thoughts, become aware of what you go around in every day.

Now try to replace every negative thought you come up with, with a positive and more encouraging one 💕✨

Inspirering people Self-development

SEE OTHERS SUCCESS AS A SIGN OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE

It can be easy to look at someone “successful” and go into a negative spiral and think “oh they are so successful, they have it all“, “I’ll never be able to do that” or “if they are already doing that, how should I could so as well?” etc.


You probably recognise the feeling, right? Here is an advice – learn to see others success as a sign of what’s possible ✨

I know I’ve had that feeling many times – especially when I was younger. However, something has shifted.

Instead of looking at other’s success and feeling jealous or feeling like I’ll never be able to do anything remarkably good, I’ve instead changed my perspective.

Now I look at other’s success and think “If they can do it, I can as well“.

We often tend to look up to other’s and think that they have it all in place, but if you just knew how many books I’ve read about people who never felt “truly ready” or “capable”, but still had a dream and vision and just decided to start before they were ready and just kept working towards their vision – and how that eventually led them to their success – then you would be amazed! It’s literally most of the “successful people” in the world.

After all, we’re all humans, right?

“Success isn’t always about “greatness”, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work, gains success”
– Dwayne Johnson

So choose to look at others success and see it as them walking the new road – and showing us all what’s possible! Go in their footsteps, follow some of their actions, get inspired by them, dream big!

If they can do it – so can you! You just gotta believe in yourself and stay consistent with taking the necessary action-steps to get you to where you want! ✨

Health Self-development

HOW IS A HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM WITH ME LIKE?

I’ve been getting some questions about how a coaching program with me is like, so I thought I would tell a bit about it here today! ✨🌿

In the coaching program we’re working on a health problem you might have, my main focus are within skin health and gut health, but if you have any other, feel free to contact me and ask if that is something I can help you with.

A Holistic view point

In my coaching program we’re looking at your life through a holistic view-point. Meaning, we won’t just look at what you eat and the nutrition side of things, we’ll look at your life as a whole. Because I believe that there are so many more factors that play a role in our health and well-being, other than just what we eat.

It’s therefore beneficial if you’re already open to the idea, that your health issues might come from deeper things, rather than just whether or not you “eat healthy”.

In the beginning of our program I’ll ask you to fill out The Circle of Life, which you can read more about in this blogpost. Here we’re going to look at which aspects of your life you feel satisfied in, and which you would like to work on. Then we’ll begin working on improving those areas of your life where you feel the least satisfied in.

From there on I’ll give you some advice and some action-steps to take until we meet again.

The benefits of working with a coach is of course that I’m able to give you advice on your health issue – but it’s even more about having support, and having someone there to help keep you accountable towards actually taking action and doing the necessary things you need to in order to really change your life.

“Knowing doesn’t change your life. Taking action and really implementing the things you learn is what will change your life”

The Practical Aspect

I offer 3- and 6-months 1:1 programs. I for sure recommend the 6-month program, as I know how long it can take to really change your habits and thereby your life – I know this both personally, but also from those that I have been working with, changing habits and your lifestyle really does take time, as the habits we live by today are so deeply ingrained in us.

By choosing a 6 month program, we’ll also be able to cover more things and dive even deeper into what might really be the root cause of your issues, and we’ll have time to uncover and change beliefs that might have kept you stuck for a long time.

We will meet 2 x month (every other week) for around 40 minutes per session. The sessions are done over Skype, so you can do them from the comfort of your home. I want to make it as cozy and comfortable as possible for you – so make a nice cup of tea and just relax while we’re having the sessions. Remember, this is something you do for YOU.

In these sessions we’ll cover how it’s been going since our last sessions, and we’ll cover what’s happening in your life. Because life goes up and down, and perhaps your lack of motivation one week is due to stress at work, or something else, and then we’ll of course take that into account when setting new goals for you.

At the end of each sessions I’ll give you some recommendations for new action-steps that you can take. I’ll also provide any resources that I find relevant to you specifically along the way, whether that be a book, article or something else that I feel with resonate with you and help your journey.

Between our sessions, you are free to send me an e-mail or DM on Instagram and ask me any questions, and I’ll also happily ask you to send a picture every time you’ve done one of our tasks, if that can motivate you even more to do it! I love being there as a support and to help keep you motivated and inspired towards becoming the best version of yourself!

If this is something you would be interested in, then I can offer you a free 30 minutes Health History session! Here we’ll go through your health history, your main health concerns and you get a change to “meet me” and feel whether you would like to work with me or not 🌿

If you would like a free Health History session, then either send me a DM on Instagram @camillatromborg, or send me a mail at: camilla.tromborg@hotmail.com, and we’ll find a time that works

Health Self-development

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the coaching education that I’m taking, one of the well-known tools that we are using is something called “The Circle of Life”. This is used to determine where in your life you can work on improving your life ✨

In my coaching practice with working 1:1 with people, I’m asking my clients to fill out this thing called “The Circle of Life” a couple of times over our time together.

What is it?

The Circle of Life covers different areas of your life. The idea is that you then look at each area and then you set a dot far into the middle if you’re not feeling satisfied in that area of your life – or far out if you do feel satisfied in that area. In the end you then connect all the dots with lines.

Then you get a clear picture of what areas of your life where there is something that might bother, frustrate, irritate you – which affects your overall health and well-being. Because from the education I’m taking and my point of view, health needs to be looked at from a holistic viewpoint – you can eat all the greens and exercise, but if you do not take care of other areas of your life; career, relationships, finances etc. then you will never reach a point of feeling fully good, happy and content with your life. It all affects your health and well-being.

We will then start working on the area that feel most unsatisfying for you at the moment and together figure out some action steps you can take to feel more satisfied and content within that area.

The point with The Circle of Life is of course never to have a completely perfect circle – no one ever will, because life is not always perfect in all areas of life, but the point is to focus on what’s affecting your health and well-being the most and try to do something about then.

Then over time when you’ve done the exercise over a few months you’ll see how your focus changes and how you have improved in the areas you once did not feel as good about.

If you have any questions in regard to working with me, or want to hear more about it, feel very welcome to send a comment here or on Instagram, or send me an e-mail ✨

Inspiration Self-development

SMALL WINS BUILDS MORE SELF-CONFIDENCE

Do you know the feeling of setting big goals and dreams, but keep letting yourself down because you can’t stick to them? The key here is that small wins builds more self-confidence! 💕✨

“If you want to be responsible, keep your promises to others. If you want to be successful, keep your promises to yourself” – Marie Forleo

If you are like me, you are extremely good at keeping all your promises to others. You don’t like to disappoint people, so you always keep your promises to others – also if sometimes means not keeping the promises you’ve made to yourself.

Does that sound familiar?

But I have something important to tell you, of course we should stick to things we promise others – but it is just as important to stick to the things you promise yourself!

If you keep saying to yourself that “from now on I’m gonna do….” or “every day I’ll do …” – and then you keep NOT doing it, then guess what? You’re going to disappoint yourself more and more. You’ll keep letting yourself down. This will tear down your belief and trust in yourself, and your love for yourself.

And I know it can be the hardest thing sometimes to stick to the promises you’ve made with yourself, because then life comes around and you have too many things going on and then it’s easier to just stick to the obligations you have made to others, and then “skip” those you’ve made with yourself.

But the BEST thing you can do for yourself is to keep those promises you make to yourself! This will build your own trust and belief in yourself, it will boost your self-confidence and your self-love!

How do you do that successfully?

You start small. Like, really small. And I know this is so hard, because you’re probably really ambitious and have big dreams (I feel you, I’m the exact same – and I’m ALL about dreaming big and going after the big things). But if you fx want to implement a new habit, then instead of going from fx never practicing yoga, to saying “I want to practice yoga every day for 30 minutes!”, the goal is beautiful – but be realistic and start small and build yourself more and more up.

Start with saying that you want to fx practice yoga every morning for 5 minutes, or once a week for 30 minutes. Stick to this smaller habit for a while, and make it a successful experience for yourself

In that way you’ll feel empowered every time you accomplish that “smaller win”, and perhaps you’ll even start doing a longer practice now that you’re already at it – that’s just a win-win!

But my best advice would be to start small, and then build it up – and feel the self-love and your self-confidence boost along the way as you keep your promises to yourself! 💕✨

Health Self-development

KNOWING DOESN’T CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Today I want to talk about a very important factor when it comes to changing your life: knowing doesn’t change your life. What does change your life is implementing the things you learn in your life and sticking to them 🙌✨

We all have so much information available to us today, and you can Google most things – but knowing doesn’t change your life. Taking action and really implementing the things you learn is what will change your life.

I speak from experience in this matter!

I have read countless of books, watch webinars, gotten advice on XYZ, then I tried some of it out for a few weeks and then didn’t see results and quit and went on to the next thing.

It wasn’t until I started to really implement the things I learned in my life and stayed consistent with it over longer periods of time that I truly started seeing changes in my life:

– Seeing my skin starting to clear up
– Getting growth on my social media sites
– Starting to believe in myself and gaining more confidence
– Seeing improvements in my durability in running

You see, we all can gain information about what to do in regards to almost ANYTHING in life thanks to the wonderful internet. I promise you, if you have skin or digestive problems, then I have already created tons of advice for you in these free blogposts on my blog.

But again, it all comes down to DOING, not just knowing.

We all know eating vegetables is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know exercising is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know that if we want to get something done, we have to work on it – but do we do it?

This is why I decided to become a Holistic Health Coach, because I want to help YOU to make that change in your life. I want to help you to implement those things into your life that can really change your life.

And this is why working with a coach can be so beneficial, because then you have someone to remind you and to keep you accountable – which can be such a motivating factor in actually getting things done, and truly implementing those life-changing habits into your life 🙌✨



Self-development

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS & REACH YOUR GOALS

It is said that people who write down their goals and dreams are more likely to achieve them. Today I want to talk about the power of tracking your progress and how it can help you reach your goals ✨🙌

If you have goals and dreams, the best thing you can do towards achieving them is writing them down and start to tracking your own progress towards them.

Tracking helps you figure out where you are currently at, which is the first step to get in place, in order to find out how to get to where you want to.

Tracking helps you to keep focus on your bigger goal through your minor action steps.

Tracking also helps to keep you motivated, and to stay on track with your progress.

Let’s take some examples:

If you have a goal that you want to run 5 kilometers, and you currently can’t run 1, then don’t see this as a downfall or failure. But see it as knowing where you’re starting at, and then you know how long you have up until your bigger goal.

Now you should’t just go out and try to run 5 km the next day. You should break down your goal into smaller steps – try to follow a beginner’s running plan. These are very simply (speaking from experience as I’m currently following one), where you run 3 x week, but very very easy manageable steps.

Your goal might be to run 5 km, but it doesn’t have to be tomorrow – think long-term, and think about the progress you can feel every time you go out for a run. It will be hard for sure, but you’ll start seeing improvements.

Slow, but steady progress – and staying consistent over a longer period of time is the key to success!

Another example could be if you are suffering from something – that could be migraines, digestive problems, acne. Start to write down when your migraines/digestives problems/acne appears – the first step to improving anything is to become aware your current state, and finding out of when and why it happens.

Does your migraine come right after you’ve been sitting at work all day starring into the computer? Does your stomach pain come after you’ve had dairy products?

Start to track your symptoms, and pay attention to what else is going on in your life whenever you feel the symptoms coming back.

When you have done this over a longer period of time, you’ll start to notice a pattern of when and why it happens, and then you can actively work on trying to do something about it.

Writing down your dreams and keeping track of your progress towards reaching those dreams can be a constant motivating factor – to keep having your dreams in focus ✨🙌


Read also: Minimise your To-Do List & Get more Things Done

Books Self-development

BOOK RECOMMENDATION – THE 15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH

This book is filled with so many amazing life advices, or “laws” of life. I will highly recommend reading “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” if you into self-development and if you have a growth mindset ✨

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” is written by John C. Maxwell who is a bestselling author, coach and speaker. He is known as America’s #1 leadership authority and has trained millions of leaders from all over the world.

This book is filled with all the wisdom he has gained through his life, and the “laws of life” that he has come to explore.

The book is divided up into 15 chapters – where he writes about each “law” in each chapter.

There is so much gold in this book, and so much valuable knowledge and tips for life. I can highly recommend this book for everyone who is into personal development and growing as a person.

Find the book here: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
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Quotes from the book

“Life goals are reached by setting annual goals. Annual goals are reached by reaching daily goals. Daily goals are reached by doing things which may be uncomfortable at first but eventually become habits. Habits are powerful things. Habits turn actions into attitudes, and attitudes into lifestyles”

“You can visualise tomorrow using it as motivation to grow, but if you want to actually grow, your focus needs to be on today”

“If you want to grow, don’t try to win big. Try to win small”

“As we think in our hearts, so we become”

“Growth doesn’t come from staying in your comfort zone”

If you haven’t already noticed, I could have written waaaay more quotes for you, but I’ll try to keep it short – but I pretty much highlighted the majority of the book, because I was just so inspired when reading it!

I would LOVE to know if you have read any good books lately? Comment here, or write to me on Instagram! 💕

Read also: The Magic of Thinking Big

Self-development

MINIMIZE YOUR TO-DO LIST & GET MORE THINGS DONE

This might sound very counterintuitive, but just hear me out and let me explain how minimising your to-do list can help you get more things done

I want to start out with sharing this quote with you:

“We tend to overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year” – unknown

We often tend to think that we want to do XY & Z within a day, and write down the longest to-do list and then get disappointed with ourselves when we don’t get half of it done. Which is highly unmotivating if you keep doing this to yourself.

But we often tend to forget, the compound effect of doing small things over a longer period of time.

So instead of overwhelming yourself within each day, try to just do 3 important things for each day – and then everything else the you do in addition to that is just an extra success!

Over time you won’t feel as overwhelmed each day, and the act of accomplishing what you’ve set yourself up for gives you even more drive and motivation.

And remember to have long-term perspective. I know the feeling of wanting to have it all done NOW, but think long-term and then think about the small steps you can take each day that will help get you closer towards your overall goal.

Exercise for you:
Write down a bigger goal that you have. Then think about all the small things you can do to help you reach that goal – and then start doing these things consistently.

Self-development

PLACEBO / NOCEBO – THE POWER OF BELIEFS

Today I want to talk about the Power of Beliefs in connection to the two terms ‘placebo’ and ‘nocebo’. Perhaps you’ve heard about the concept placebo before? Perhaps you haven’t, I hadn’t until a friend mentioned it a few years ago, and then when I started to dive further into it, I was amazed – once again – of the power of the mind! 🧠✨

Placebo is when people’s belief that they will get better can produce a cure. The concept of placebo is used in medical research to figure out whether a drug is working. Then one group of people get the actual drug, and another group of people believe the they get the drug, but they actually just get a ‘sugar pill’, something that doesn’t do anything- Many trials however have now showed that the people who didn’t get the drug, but believed that they did – actually got better, just because of their own belief in it.

This is highly fascinating, as it shows the power of believing in something. Perhaps you’ve seen this concept demonstrated in the Harry Potter movies – in one of the movies, Harry and Ron is going to play a Quiditch game and Ron is very nervous, so Harry pretends that he pours ‘liquid luck’ (a liquid meant to give luck to the one who drinks it) into Ron’s cup. Ron ‘accidentally’ finds out and thereby believes that he’s now got some extra luck and he does absolutely brilliant at the Quiditch game. Hermione gets mad at Harry for cheating, until she finds out that he didn’t put it into Ron’s drink – Ron only believed that he did – placebo (Ps, Sorry for the Harry Potter reference, but I just love those books/movies) – and although this might be a fiction movie, the concept of placebo is a very real one.

But there is also the opposite concept of placebo, which is called nocebo.

Nocebo is when people can make themselves sick through their beliefs. This concept is especially important for medical advisors to be aware of – because the way they deliver the diagnosis to patients and tell about their ‘future’ can really make a huge difference in whether the patients believe that they might be able to recover, or not.

The concepts of Placebo and Nocebo truly shows how powerful our thoughts – and more importantly – our beliefs are. So if we can learn to actively use this knowledge to our own advantage, we have an even bigger impact on our health than we might have first thought we did 🧠✨

Read also: Book Recommendation – Mind to Matter