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REFLECTING ON THE YEAR THAT PASSED

I’ve already been writing down in my journal some of my reflections for the past year, but then I thought that some of these things might be interesting for you out there to follow along with as well. Here are some of the things which have had the biggest impact on my life in 2017:

 

Zero waste

2017 was the year that I learned about Zero Waste. I had NEVER heard about this concept, before I came across Lauren Singer from trashisfortossers on Youtube, and I fell head over heels in love with the concept and how Lauren made it look cool while at the same time doing something amazing for the planet. So, I started doing a lot of researching about this and saw a ton of youtube videos and read blogposts about this concept and started to change things in my own life.

I’ve already changed lots of things in 2017, I have changed to a menstrual cup, a shampoo bar, I’ve started to change my skincare and bodycare products for products that come in glass or steel instead of plastic, I’m still using a reusable water bottle which I’ve done for many years actually, I’m using reusable cotton bags whenever I’m buying groceries, I’ve switched to bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic brushes and I’ve started trying to make a lot of homemade skincare products as well.

These are just some of the things which I’ve been changing, but the biggest one is just my mentality. I had honestly never thought about before how I could make a positive change in my life besides the usual advices such as”turn off the lights when you don’t use it” and “don’t shower too long”. It has encouraged me to really believe that I can make much more of a difference in my everyday life than I first thought possible, and I’ve also started to realised how I can show the world what I want to support by using my money. I’ve started doing a lot more research before buying anything new, I want the brands do be sustainable and ethical, and I especially want to support more local brands.

 

Friendships

2017 was also the year where I learned to reach out to new people with the same interests as me. I gotta make a shoutout to Ida for making me more open towards this. Ida was the one asking me if we should grab a cup of coffee in the beginning of the new year. I gotta admit, I was kind of nervous about meeting something for the first time whom I had only been writing with on Instagram.

But this had probably been one of the most life changing things for me. Because I came to realize that it really isn’t that frightening. I mean, what is the worst that can happened? That the two of you don’t get along, well then you can just stop meeting up anymore. And wow how I’ve met some inspirering new people through Instagram and my blog. I’ve met Ida, which is now one of my very close friends. I’ve met Anna, Cathrine and Cirkeline. I’ve also met some of the girls from Sustain Daily, and become a part of Sustain Daily influencers thanks to Instagram. And I’m constantly thankful for all those commenting and messaging me on Instagram or my blog, I absolutely love connecting with like-minded people, it is truly amazing and inspirering. Thanks to all of you out there.

 

Health

2017 has been one of the best years when it comes to my health both physically and mentally. I’ve learned a lot more about yoga, spirituality, ayurveda, hormones, the menstrual cycle and so much more! I’ve finally realized that the best way to be healthy is to have the connection between both the physical and the mental aspect. You will never be really healthy if all you do is eat strictly healthy, train all the time and just do things for the sake of your ‘outer appearance’ or physical health. Life is ALL about balance. It can be just as healthy for you to go on a café with your best friends, your loved one or your mom and just talk and eat a delicious cookie and drink a latte. Everything in moderation, but life is all about balance and it should not be about restricting yourself. Find out what makes you the happiest, and make sure to do these things regularly – life is made out of the small everyday things, and we should strive for bringing those small things into our lives as much as possible.
2017 was also the year I chose to stop taking birth control pills after having done a lot of research about how damaging this is to our bodies and how much it can affect our mood and our overall happiness, and I can already say after just 1 month without birth control pills that I’m feeling so much happier.

 

I feel unbelievably blessed for this past year and what I’ve experienced, and how my mentality has changed and for what I have learned. I want to take some days off from the blog for the rest of this year to take time to be with my family and friends (and work on some exams), and then I’m absolutely positive that I will return in the new year with lots of new content and inspiration.

I also want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you out there following along, both in here and on my Instagram, and thanks for engaging – it means the world. If there is anything you would like to see more of in the new year, then share your thoughts and ideas with me! I wish you all the best Christmas and a Happy New year – see you very soon! (btw, I’m still going to post some things on my Instagram, but the blog will take a little break and be back in the new year).

 

Inspiration

HOW TO SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM

Nyt år, nye mål, nye drømme! Så blev det 2017, dagen i går brugte jeg på at ligge på langs på sofaen hele dagen og se film og sove. Jeg drikker stort set aldrig, og når jeg så gør, så rammer det hårdt, så jeg var mildest talt træt i går. Men, i dag er jeg frisk, og jeg er SÅ klar på det nye år! Jeg har store ambitioner både mht. træning og smidighedsforbedring, jeg vil være mere ude i naturen, jeg vil lave flere blogindlæg og videoer og meget mere. Men, nok kan det være godt at have mange tanker om hvad man gerne vil og hvad man går og drømmer om – men det sker sgu bare ikke, hvis man ikke laver sig nogle realistiske planer for hvordan man vil realisere sine mål og drømme.

Jeg har efterhånden læst og set en del videoer omkring det med at opnå sine mål (for sådan noget interesserer mig voldsomt meget). Så det tænkte jeg, at jeg ville dele lidt ud af her, og måske inspirere nogle af jer, til at sætte jer nogle mål og gå efter at opfylde dem.

1. Find ud af hvad du vil, og hvorfor du vil det
En ting er at sige at man gerne vil noget. Men en anden ting er at finde ud af, hvorfor man egentlig vil det? Hvad er det der gør at du gerne vil det her? Vil det bringe dig noget godt i livet? Hjælper det dig? Skriv ned hvilke ting du gerne vil opnå, og skriv samtidig ned hvorfor du gerne vil opnå det. Dette hjælper dig med at finde motivationen til at blive ved med at prøve at opnå dit mål, fordi du har en specific grund til hvorfor at du gerne vil gøre det.
For eksempel, så vil jeg gerne få gået flere ture og være mere ude i naturen. Men hvorfor vil jeg dette? Dette vil jeg fordi, det for det første er meget sundt og godt for os at få frisk luft, og solskin, men også fordi at hver gang jeg er ude i naturen, så bliver jeg fyldt op med glæde. Underligt nok, kan det alligevel være svært at tage mig sammen til at gøre dette, selvom jeg ved hvor meget jeg vil få ud af det.

2. SMART planlægning
Har du nogensinde hørt om ‘SMART’ mål? SMART står for Specific, Measurable, Achieveable, Relevant og Timely. Når du sætter dig selv nogle mål, kan du altså gøre brug af SMART målsætningen. Dette gør du ved at tænke over, at dine mål skal være specifikke. Det skal altså ikke være noget så flyvsk som ‘jeg vil gerne blive bedre til at træne’, nej, istedet skal du fx skrive ‘jeg vil træne 4 gange om ugen’. Dette hænger også sammen med det næste punkt ‘Measureable’, hvis du skriver at du vil træne 4 gange om ugen, så er det også nemt at holde styr på, om du faktisk får gjort dette. Næste punkt er achieveable, her skal du tænke over, at dine mål også skal være realistiske, man må godt drømme stort, men vær også realistisk. Det næste punkt, hænger sammen med det jeg skrev ovenover – dine mål skal være relevante for dig. Er det faktisk noget du gerne vil og hvorfor vil du det? Det sidste punkt omhandler tid. Sæt dig selv en tidsfrist for hvornår du vil nå dine mål, for ellers har du ikke noget konkret at gå efter.

3. Bryd dine mål ned til mindre mål
Når du har fået skrevet dine ‘SMART’ mål, så er det tid til at gøre det mere håndterbart for dig selv – at gøre det lettere at gå til. En ting er at man gerne vil ‘rejse til Thailand’, for at tage et eksempel. Men det er dyrt at rejse til Thailand, og du kommer ikke dertil, hvis du ikke har pengene. Derfor skal du bryde dit store mål (rejse til Thailand) ned til mindre mål, såsom ‘spar 1000 kr. op hver måned’. Ved at lave små delmål, som er lettere at gå til, hjælper dette dig med at komme nærmere og nærmere dit store mål, uden at det hele bliver for overvældende og totalt urealistisk for dig.

4. Visualiser
Det næste jeg har i tankerne omkring at opnå sine mål, er at visualisere. Lav for eksempel et vision board, hvor du klipper billeder og ord ud, af dine drømme. Kig på dette dagligt, og forestil dig at du allerede har opnået dine mål og drømme. Dette kan hjælpe dig med at holde motivationen, og hjælpe dig med at opnå dine mål.

5. Gå igang!
Det aller sidste der skal til for at du kan begynde at opnå dine mål, er at begynde! Gå igang! Start nu, ikke i morgen, men nu. Få styr på dine delmål, og gå igang.

Jeg håber at I derude kan bruge nogle af disse tips til noget, og lad os gøre en indsats for at opnå vores mål og drømme! Hvis I har flere gode tricks til hvordan man kan holde styr på sine mål og realisere dem, så skriv endelig i kommentarfeltet!

New year, new goals, new dreams! Then it became 2017, and I spend all day yesterday on lying on my couch watching movies and sleeping. I almost never drinks, so when I do, it hits me pretty hard, and I was so tired yesterday. But, today I’m feeling a lot more fresh and I’m SO ready for the new year! I’ve big ambitions both when it comes to training and my flexibility, I want to get more out in nature, and I want to make more blog posts and videos and much more. But, although it is good to have a lot of thoughts about what you dream about – it just ain’t gonna happen, if you don’t make some realistic plan for how you actually want to achieve your goals and dreams.

I’ve through the years read and watched a lot of videos about how to achieve your goals (because I’m damn interested in those kind of things). So I thought I would share some of it, and maybe inspire some of you, to set some goals and go after them.

1. Find out what you want, and why you want it 
One thing is to want something. But another thing is to figure out why you really want it? What is it that makes you want it? Will it bring you anything good in your life? Does it help you? Write down the things you want to accomplish and also write down the reasons for why you want to accomplish it. This will help you find the motivation to keep on trying to reach your goal, because you now have a specific reason for why you want to do it. For example, I want to walk and be more out in the nature. But why do I want this? This I want because, it is healthy and good for us to get some fresh air and sunshine, but also because every time I’m outside in the nature, it just fills me up with joy. Strangely enough, it can be really difficult to pull myself together and go for walks, even though it is something that I enjoy doing.

2. SMART planning
Have you ever heard about ‘SMART’ goals? SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely. When you set yourself a goal, you can use the SMART goal setting method. This you do, by thinking about that your goals should be specific. It cannot be something such as ‘I want to become better at training’, no, instead you need to say, fx, ‘ I want to train 4 times a week’. This also connects with the next point, ‘Measurable’, if you write that you want to work out 4 times a week, it is easy to keep track on if you are getting this done. Next point is achievable, here you need to think about if your goals are realistic, it’s okay to dream big, but be realistic. The next point, is connected to what I wrote above – your goals need to be relevant for you. Is this actually something you want and why do you want it? The last point is about time. Give yourself a time limit, a deadline, for when to reach your goals, because else you won’t have anything concrete to go after. 

3. Break down your goals into minor goals 
When you have written down your SMART goals, it is time to make it all more easy to get to action for yourself. One thing is to write ‘I want to travel to Thailand’, for example. But, it is expensive to travel to Thailand, and you won’t get there if you don’t have any money. Therefore you need to break down your bigger goal (travel to Thailand) into some minor goal, such as ‘save up 150 euros per month’. By making smaller goals, it makes it easier to take action, which will help you get closer to your bigger goal, without it getting too unrealistic and overwhelming. 

4. Visualize 
The next thing I have in mind to reach your goals, is to visualize. You can for example make a vision board, where you cut out pictures and words of your dreams. Look at your vision board daily, and imagine that you already have achieved your dreams and goals. This can help you keep the motivation, and help you reach your goals.

5. Take action!
The last thing that you need to do to reach your goal, is to start! Take action! Begin now, not tomorrow, but now. Make your minor goals clear, and begin. 

I hope that some of you out there can use these tips to anything, and then let’s make an effort to achieve our goals and dreams! If you have any more good tricks on how to keep track on your goals and how to reach them, please write a comment in the comment section!