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3 PRACTICES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Today I want to share with you, 3 practices that have literally changed my life! The practices are so simple, yet so life changing and amazing. And if you have never tried them before, you will have so much fun trying it out and a whole new world will open up for you.

 

So, let’s get into these amazing practices!

Gratitude

The first one you will most likely be familiar with if you have followed me for just a little while, and that is: showing and feeling gratitude. I first learned about this when I read the book ‘The Secret‘* (affiliate link) for the first time back in 2012 (where I magically saw the book in a bookstore in London and bought it right away – that book has impacted my life in such a positive way, I can not recommend it enough!). Here I was introduced to the concept of showing gratitude for the things you have in your life. I learned about how I was not going to be able to get ‘more’ (things, love, money etc.) in my life, if I didn’t start to appreciate and be grateful for what I already had.

In the book there is a 30 day practice where you get a new task everyday, and one of the tasks was to write down 3 things every single day that you were grateful for. I started doing this practice, and in the beginning I had such a had time thinking about things to write, because I thought it needed to be something big, but when I learned that there are SO many things to be grateful for, then my lists became longer and longer!

You can literally be grateful for everything in your life: the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink, buying another a present, having a home, having a job etc. Once you start paying attention to all the wonderful things you already have in your life, an abundance of things will come to you. Like attract like, and if you are grateful and show gratitude, you will only get more to be grateful for. On the other hand, if you focus on all the things you ‘lack’ in your life, then there won’t come more good things in your life.

Ps, if you think I’m just crazy, then just try google it, and you’ll quickly find out that some of the greatest people on this planet (Oprah for example) practice and believe in this as well.

 

Visualising & Manifesting

Visualisation is the act of imagining something which you do not have yet, and really feeling as if you already have it. Our minds are so amazing, they can imagine things which are not there yet, and we can actually feel the joy, love or whatever we want to feel without having the things which we think will bring us this emotion. The practice of visualisation is about becoming clear about what you want in life, and for this practice you can make a list (*I will cover this in the next point), or you can make a vision board.

A vision board is where you have a blank piece of paper (or you can make it on your computer), and then you find a lot of pictures, words etc. that symbolises what you want in life, and how you want to feel. That could be people smiling, pictures of the places you want to travel to, your dream apartment, words like ‘love’, ‘happiness’ etc. – exactly what YOU want in life. Then you make a nice collage, and then you look at this collage every single day and feel how it would feel to have these things in your life. Such a simple, yet very powerful practice.

I have made several vision boards over the years, and it is amazing to look back at them and see the things which have ‘come true’, or realise that your dreams might have completely changed – then you just make a new vision board which is more in alignment with your present needs, wants and desires.

 

Script Writing

Script writing is almost the same as vision boards, except this is about writing the things you want in life, rather than making a visual collage. A script is where you write – in present tense – what you want.

Let me explain that. You shall not write: “I want to find the love of my life”, because then you send out a signal that it is something you are still searching for, and then you will stay in the process of searching. Instead, you need to write:
“I have found the love of my life and we tell each other every single day how much we love each other”. So, you write as if you already have it. And really feel when you write and read it.

You can change your script as often as you like. Just remember to look at it often, and read it and really feel as if you already have it.

I cannot tell you the amount of things I have written down on a piece of paper that have come true in my life – just some examples; my boyfriend, our apartment, some of my friends, winning the Danish championsship in showdance with my dancing team, travelling to lots of countries, my job etc.

 

Some people might say that “well, that is not because of some sort of magic that these things happened to you, that is just you who made it happen“, and that might be true – but I like to believe in everyday magic, and really – does it matter? As long as it works. And seriously, no harm can happen with these practices.

 

At least I know that my life has become more fun, more filled with joy, happiness, love and everyday magic after having found these practices and incorporated them into my life – and my hope with this post is that you might discover something new which can change your life for the better as well.

 

Have you heard about these practices before? Do you practice them yourself? Or, is it the first time you learn about them? – and in that case, is it something you want to start practicing?

 

Read also: The 3 Ayurvedic Doshas 

 

*Affiliate link has been used, which means that I get a small percentage of the sale, if you buy through this link 

Inspiration

WRITE IT DOWN

Et af de mest simple, men bedste råd jeg kan give, er at skrive ting ned.

Det kan være at skrive dine mål og drømme ned, dine to-do lister, eller dine tanker og bekymringer og selvfølgelig også hvad du er taknemmelig for.

Man kan tænke “er det virkelig nødvendigt at skrive det ned? Kan jeg ikke bare tænke på det i hovedet?“.

Nej. Er du klar over hvor mange tanker der farer igennem dit hoved dagen lang, og hvis du skal holde styr på planer, bekymringer og to-do lister, så fylder det hele dit hoved op indtil du til sidst kammer over.

Derfor, skriv det ned. Du kan enten have én notesbog til alting, eller separate notesbøger til henholdsvis drømme, taknemmelighedslister, to-do lister osv. Men bare sørg for at få tømt dit hoved og skrevet det ned.

Du kender måske det med at du skal til at sove, men kan ikke rigtigt falde i søvn på grund af de tusinde ting du skal huske, eller de mange bekymringer du har i dit hoved? Istedet for at ligge og gruble over det og ikke kunne falde i søvn, prøv istedet for at skrive det ned og få det ud af hovedet.

Hvad angår mål og drømme, så viser et studie at man kommer 42 % nærmere på faktisk at realisere sine drømme og mål ved at skrive dem regelmæssigt ned. Der er også lavet undersøgelser omkring at hvis du er nervøs for fx en eksamen, så det at skrive dine bekymringer ned kan faktisk forbedre din tilværelse og din præsentation.

Så det er et simpelt, men virkelig effektivt middel. Alt du behøver er noget at skrive på, eller du kan skrive det ned på din computer eller mobil hvis du vil (men jeg synes nu der er noget helt særligt og nærmest terapeutisk over at skrive ting ned på papir).

Skriver du allerede ting ned? Og i så fald, hvilke ting skriver du ned?

English:
One of the most simple, but best advice that I can give you, is to write things down. 

It can be your goals and dreams, your to-do lists, or your thoughts and worries and of course what you are grateful for.

Then you might think “but is it really necessary that I write it down? Can’t I just think about it in my head?”.

No. Do you know how many thoughts run through your head every single day, and if you need to keep track of your plans, worries and to-do lists, then it will fill up your entire head and it will eventually become too much for you.

Therefore, write it down. You can either keep one notebook for everything, or separate notebooks for dreams, gratitude lists, to-do lists etc. Just make sure to empty your head and write it down.

You might know the feeling of going to sleep, but you can’t really fall asleep because you have thousand of things to remember, or you have a lot of things that worries you on your mind? Instead of lying and thinking about all of these things and not being able to fall asleep, just try to write it down and empty your head.

When it comes to goals and dreams, a study has shown that you become 42 % more likely to achieve your goals and dreams if you write them down on a regular basis. There has also been made another study showing that if you are nervous for fx an exam, then writing down your worries can actually reduce anxiety and help improve your performance on the exam

So it is a simple, yet effective tool. All you need is something to write on, or you can write it on your computer or phone if you like (but I think there is something very special and almost therapeutical about writing things down on paper).

Do you already write things down? And if you do, which things are you writing down?


Read also:
Improve your life by simplifying it

Happiness Inspiration Sustainable & Conscious living

FIND OUT WHAT YOU DREAM OF AND MAKE A VISION BOARD

Kender du til vision boards? Eller sagt på dansk ‘visions tavle’. Det går i al sin enkelthed ud på at du finder en masse billeder som inspirerer dig, og at du finder billeder af ting (oplevelser, rejser, ting osv.) som du gerne vil have ind i dit liv. Herefter laver du en collage, enten på computeren eller på god gammeldags manér med saks og lim og papir i fysisk form.

Jeg har lige læst Hella Joof’s bog ‘papmaché reglen’ (I know, I’m late to the party!) men den er fantastisk og hylende morsom – og en af reglerne i denne bog er pizza-reglen. Når du ringer og bestiller en pizza, så ved du hvad du gerne vil have og det er det du ringer og bestiller. Det samme gør sig gældende for livet. Du skal vide hvad du gerne vil have, før du kan få det.

Så sæt dig ned og find først ud af hvad det er du egentlig gerne vil i livet. Ikke hvad andre gerne vil have dig til, eller hvad samfundet gerne vil have dig til. Nej. Hvad DU gerne vil have her i livet. Nogle drømmer om store huse, andre bare 30kvm og muligheden for at rejse jorden rundt. Nogle drømmer om ferier i Marokko, mens andre drømmer om ferie i Danmark.

Du skal altså finde ud af hvad du gerne vil have her i livet. Start med at skrive det, og virkelig tænk over det.

Herefter skal du igang med at finde billeder – for hvis du laver et vision board af dine drømme, så kan du kigge på det hver evig eneste dag og blive mindet om hvad det egentlig er, du gerne vil have her i livet. Prøv det, det er sjovt og inspirerende!

På billedet kan du se en lille skitse af mit nuværende vision board – og så kan du jo gætte på hvad jeg går og drømmer om!

Have you heard about vision boards? In all its simplicity it’s about finding a lot of pictures which inspire you, or pictures of things you want (experiences, travels, things etc.) in your life. After this you make a collage, either on your computer or in an old-fashioned manner with scissor, glue and paper in a physical form.

I’ve just read this Danish book written by Hella Joof and it’s amazing and so fun – one of the ‘rules’ in the book is the pizza-rule. Whenever you call and order a pizza, then you know what you want and this is what you call and order. The same rule applies for your life. You need to know what you want, before you can get it.

So sit down and first figure out what it actually is that you want in life. Not what others want you to, or what society tells you to do. No. What YOU want in this life. Some dream of big houses, others just of small places and the ability to travel the world. Some dreams of vacations in Morocco, others just of a holiday in Denmark.

You need to figure out what it is that you want in your life. Begin writing it down, and really think about it.

Afterwards you need to start finding pictures – because if you make a vision board containing your dreams, then you can look at it every single day and get reminded of what it actually is that you want in this life. Try it, it’s fun and inspirering!

On the collage you can see a little sketch of my current vision board – and then you might guess what I’m currently dreaming about!


Read also:
The Law Of Attraction

 

Inspiration

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

Jep, nu vil jeg snakke om noget lidt mere langhåret og måske en smule hippie-agtigt, men noget som jeg bare er elle vild med. Men nu har jeg også altid været vild med det lidt magiske, jeg slugte Witch-bladene da jeg var yngre og Harry Potter er, og vil altid være, mine favorit bøger og film! Vi skal nemlig snakke om The Law of Attraction.

Tilbage i 2012 var jeg i London med min familie, og jeg kom forbi en boghandel (“kom forbi”, rettere sagt, jeg gik ind i boghandelen, fordi jeg elsker bøger og at bruge tid i en boghandel har altid været et af mine favorit steder at være). Men, inde i boghandelen fandt jeg bogen ‘The Secret’ af Rhonda Byrne. Jeg samlede den op, for bogen så så magisk ud, og jeg var sikker på at dette var en fiktionsbog. Men nej, dette viste sig at være en selvudviklings bog i den lidt mere spirituelle ende. Jeg købte den, og begyndte straks at læse i den senere den aften – jeg var slugt! Bogen indeholdte små ting man skulle gøre hver dag, fx at skrive taknemmelighedslister over de ting man er taknemmelig for hver eneste dag, eller at gå en hel dag uden at tænke negative tanker om sig selv.

Jeg overdriver ikke, når jeg siger, at den bog ændrede hele mit livssyn. Hvor jeg før har levet et liv hvor jeg tænkte at nogle ting bare ikke var mulige for mig, begyndte jeg nu at forstå at jeg kan få hvad jeg vil og opnå hvad jeg vil. Det handler bare om at ændre sit livssyn og måden man tænker på.

Hvad er The Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction handler om at hvad du tænker, tiltrækker du – uanset om det er noget du vil have eller ej. Det handler altså om, at alt hvad du har i dit liv, har du selv tiltrukket ved hjælp af dine tanker. Og så er det at mange stiger af, især hvis man har ting man ikke er glade for i sit liv. For hvorfor skulle man for eksempel tiltrække sig sygdom, dårlig hud, parkeringsbøder osv. det er der jo ingen der vil have? Nej, men det er ikke lig med, at du ikke stadig tænker på det. Prøv at tænk på hvor tit du tænker: “jeg vil ikke være syg”. Pointen med the law of attraction er, at ‘universet’ så at sige, ikke forstå at du siger ‘ikke’ i sætningen, men mere ser det som om at du fokusere på sygdom. Istedet for at sige “jeg vil ikke være syg” til dig selv, bør du tænke tanker som “jeg elsker at være sund og rask”. For det er det du vil tiltrække – at være sund og rask. Og dermed, er det det du skal fokusere på.

The Law of Attraction handler altså om at du skal tænke på de ting du gerne vil have, som om at du allerede har dem. Du skal kunne føle følelsen af at have det du gerne vil have, før du kan modtage det. Og så skal du være åben, når der åbnes døre for dig. Det kan måske være du tænker at du gerne vil have et nyt job. Men, du må også tage handling. Når du så ser et job opslag som er lige dig – så skal du foretage dig en handling, og faktisk søge det job. Det handler om at være åben for de muligheder du får.

Virker det?
Ja! Hvis du søger ‘the law of attraction’ på youtube, kommer der sindssygt mange videoer frem med folks fortællinger om hvordan det har virket for dem. Jeg kan også huske at jeg selv skrev en ‘ønskeseddel’ med ting jeg gerne ville have skulle ske i mit liv. 1-2 år efter kiggede jeg på sedlen igen og der var stort set alle ønskerne gået i opfyldelse. Der blev jeg overvældet, det virkede faktisk. Et eksempel var at jeg skrev at jeg ville vinde Danmarksmesterskaberne sammen med mit dansehold det år. Jeg kan huske at inden vi skulle til konkurrencen, så havde jeg set for mig selv og følt hvordan det ville være at vinde. Og vi vandt, og det var mindst lige så fantastisk som jeg havde forestillet mig.

Det kan godt være at du tænker at det hele er lidt for hokus pokus agtigt til dig, men hvad skade kan der ske ved at prøve? Det eneste du skal gøre er at tænke på de ting du gerne vil have i dit liv, og forestille dig at du allerede har dem. Noget andet der kan være en behjælpelig øvelse, er at lave et visionboard. Men det vil jeg komme mere ind på senere, i et andet blog indlæg.

Har du selv haft nogle erfaringer med The Law of Attraction? Fortæl endelig om det i kommentarfeltet, jeg elsker at høre om sådanne historier.

Ya, now it’s going to be a bit hippie-ish, but it’s just something that I’m so into. But I’ve always been very much into the magical stuff, I swallowed the Witch-magazines when I was younger and Harry Potter is, and will always be, some of my favourite books and movies! We are going to talk about The Law of Attraction.

Back in 2012 I was in London with my family, and I came across a bookstore (“came across”, more precisely I walked straight into it, because I love books and I’ve always loved spending time in bookstores, it’s one of my favourite places to look around). But, inside this bookstore I found the book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. I picked it up, and the book just looked so magical, I was sure it was a fiction. But no, it turned out to be more of a self-help book in the more spiritual end of the spectrum. I bought it, and quickly started to read it later that evening – I was swayed away, it was amazing! The book contained lots of small things you could do each day, fx write gratitude list of the things you are grateful for every day, or go for an entire day without thinking negative thoughts about yourself.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that that book changed my entire view upon life. Before I lived a life where I thought that some things just wasn’t possible for me, but now I started to think that I could actually get what I want and achieve what I want. It’s all about changing your view upon life and the way in which you think.

What is The Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is about that what you think about, you attract – whether you like it or not. It’s about whatever you have in your life now, you have attracted through your thoughts and feelings. And it is here many people think it’s too weird, especially if they have things in their life which they are not happy about. Because why on earth should you attract sickness, bad skin, parking tickets etc. into your life? Nobody wants that. No, but that is not the same as you do not think about it. Just think about how often you might think: “I do not want to be sick”. The point with the law of attraction is, that the ‘universe’ do not understand that you are saying ‘not’ in that sentence, but sees it as you are focusing on sickness. Instead of saying “I do not want to be sick” for yourself, try thinking “I love being healthy and well”. Because THAT is what you want to attract – being healthy and well. And thereby, this is what you should focus on.

The Law of Attraction is about thinking about the things that you want in your life, and feel as if you’ve already got it. You need to be able to feel the emotions that you will feel when you get what you want, in order for you to be able to receive it. And then you have to be open, as soon as doors are opening up for you. It might be that you want a new job. But, you need to take action. As soon as you see a job post which is just you – you have to take action, and actually apply for that job. It’s about being open for the opportunities that you get.

Does it work?
Yes! If you type in ‘law of attraction’ on youtube, there will come up so many videos with people telling their stories about how it has worked for them. I can remember that I wrote myself a ‘wishlist’ of things that I wanted to happen in my life. 1-2 years later I looked upon that list again, and almost all my wishes had come true. I was so overwhelmed, that it actually worked. An example was that I wrote that I wanted to win the Danish championsship together with my dancing team. I remember that before we went to the competition, I had already imagined and felt many times how it would be like to win. And then we actually won, and it was just as amazing as I had imagined it to be.

You might think that this is all too much and a bit too weird for you, but what harm can happen by trying it out? All you have to do is think about the things that you want in your life, and imagine and feel as if you already have them. Something else which can be a good practice for this, is to make a vision board. But, more about that in another blog post.

Have you had any experiences with The Law of Attraction yourself? Please leave a comment in the comment section, I love to hear about those stories.

Read also: How to make your dreams a reality 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Happiness Health

WHY BEING BORED MIGHT BE GOOD FOR YOU

Jeg er af den holdning, at jeg mener, at det nogle gange er godt, og ikke mindst sundt, at kede sig. At man ikke altid har en masse at se til, eller ikke bare sidder og stener tv, scroller på mobilen osv. Især som man er blevet lidt ældre, kan jeg godt mærke, at jeg ikke har det der ‘kedsomheds tid’ længere. Når man er flyttet hjemmefra har man nok at lave, lave lektier, handle ind, vaske tøj, gøre rent, lave mad osv. Der er bare ikke den samme ‘kedsomhedstid’, som man nogle gange havde da man var mindre, for der er hele tiden noget på ens hjerne ‘jeg burde gøre det’, ‘jeg kunne også aftale noget med den og den person’ – I kender det nok godt. Da jeg var mindre, så var der ventetider inden man skulle til dans, man ventede på sin mor og far, lange bil ture – der opstod bare tit situationer, hvor man ikke kunne foretage sig andet, end bare at sidde og vente.

Det magiske var dog, at det oftest var i disse tider og situationer, at jeg har fået flest fantastiske tanker, idéer og drømme. Derfor tror jeg at det er enormt sundt, at man har noget ‘kedsomhedstid’, eller, vi kunne også kalde det noget ‘stilletid’. Noget tid hvor man bare sidder og tænker, kigger, reflekterer lidt over sig selv, ens liv, hvad man vil, hvem man vil være. Bare tid til at være sig selv, og at mærke hvor man er i livet – er du glad for hvor du er? Hvis ikke, hvad kan du så gøre for at komme dertil hvor du gerne vil? Har du nogle mål i livet? Nogle drømme? Jeg tænker tit over disse ting, og skriver jævnligt mål og drømme ned, og det giver mig så meget livsglæde, at have noget at gå efter.

Jeg ville egentlig bare opfordre jer der læser med, til at tage noget tid til jer selv. Find ud af hvad der gør jer glade, hvad I gerne vil i livet. Og gå efter det!

Læs også: How not following your Dreams, can keep your Passion Alive.

I believe, that it is sometimes good, and healthy, to be bored. You don’t have to have a lot to do, and you don’t need to watch tv or scroll down your phone all the time etc. Especially since I’ve gotten a bit older, I can feel that I do not have that ‘boring time’ as much anymore. When you move away from home, to your own place, you always seem to have a lot to do; make homeworks, buy groceries, wash clothes, clean, make food etc. You just don’t have that ‘time when you are being bored’, as you sometimes had when you were younger, because there is always something on your mind ‘I should do this’, ‘I could also make plans with that person’ – you might know the feeling. When I was younger, there was a lot of waiting time, before dance classes, waiting for mom and dad, long car rides – there just was a lot of situations, where all you could do, was just to sit and wait.

The magical thing was, that it was often in these situations, that I’ve gotten the most amazing thoughts, ideas and dreams. Therefore I believe it’s healthy, to have some ‘boring time’, or we could call it ‘quiet time’. Some time where you just sit and think, look, reflect a little over yourself, your life, what you want to do, and who you want to be. Just some time for yourself, to just feel life – are you happy where you are? If not, then what can you do to get to where you want to be? Do you have any goals in life? Some dreams? I often think about these things, and I often write down my goals and dreams, and it brings me so much joy, to have something to go after.

All I really wanted with this post, is to make you guys take some time for yourself. Find out what makes you happy, and what you want to do in life. And then go after it!

 

Read also: How not following your Dreams, can keep your Passion Alive.

Personal

DESK DREAMS AND LIFE UPDATE

Jeg er tilbage! Jeg har endelig fået afleveret mine to eksamener (Public Relations og Social Media Management), og er lykkelig, for jeg starter først skole igen i starten af februar, det er altså lidt vildt. Jeg har så mange ting jeg gerne vil nå, folk jeg vil se, osv. osv. Så det er skønt at have hele januar helt fri til alt dette. Jeg skal lige på arbejde hele weekenden, og mandag aften, men så er der juleferie!

Men, tænkte jeg lige ville komme med en mindre update, nu hvor jeg ikke har været aktiv herinde i alt for lang tid. Lige for tiden går jeg og drømmer om at lave et lille ‘mini kontor’ herhjemme. Pt. sidder jeg nemlig ved vores spisebord og laver lektier osv., hvilket egentlig også fungerer fint nok, men jeg vil enormt gerne have et lille sted hvor jeg kan sidde og føle mig ekstra produktiv, og som dermed kan være mit lille arbejdssted. Så jeg skal snart have købt mig et lille skrivebord (har allerede et i tankerne), og så have købt mig en stol dertil, og det er sådan set det. Så skal det måske dekoreres med et lille lys, og min kalender skal fast ligge på bordet. Ja, jeg har visualiseret det hele for mig, og tror at det bliver skide godt.

Nu til mine januar planer, for jeg har allerede mange ting jeg gerne vil, og tænkte at noget af det måske kunne inspirere jer, så dem får I her:

– læse ‘Better than Before’ af Gretchen Rubin
– læse ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ af J.K. Rowling
– læse ‘Linchpin’ af Seth Godin
(som I nok kan se, så får jeg ikke læst alle de fritidsbøger jeg gerne vil normalt når jeg studerer, så der skal pløjes bøger igennem nu)
– se Normann Copenhagen på Østerbro
– på Glyptoteket
– på Lousiana Museum
– få set en masse veninder
– på Cousins med min mor
– i genbrugsbutikker med min veninde, som lige har fået lejlighed
– få gået en masse ture
– undersøge hvor meget en altan vil koste at få lavet
– så småt begynde at forberede bachelor projekt

I’m back! I’ve finally handed in my two exams (Public Relations and Social Media Management), and I’m so happy, because my school first begin once in February again, it’s crazy. I have so many things I want to do, and people I want to see etc. So it’s absolutely wonderful to have all of January free for this. I just have to work all weekend and on Monday evening, and then it’s Christmas Holiday!

But I thought I would update you guys, since I haven’t been very active in here lately. At the moment I’m dreaming about making a little mini office in our apartment. Currently I’m just sitting at our Dinning table when I make homeworks etc., which is also working fine, but I really want a little place where I can just sit and feel extra productive, and which can function as my little working space. So soon I’m going to buy a little desk (I have one in my mind), and a chair for it, and that’s it. Maybe a little candle, and my calendar by the table. Yep, I’ve been visualizing this for myself, and I think it’s going to be so good.

Now for my January plans, cause I already have a lot in my mind, and I thought I would share it with you guys, if you could find any inspiration in it: 

– read ‘Better than Before’ by Gretchen Rubin
– read ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling
– read ‘Linchpin’ by Seth Godin
(as you can see, I never get to read all my hobby books when I study, so I want to read a lot of them now)
– see Normann Copenhagen on Østerbro
– go to Glyptoteket
– visit Lousiana Museum
– see a lot of my girlfriends
– on Cousins with my mom
– in recycling stores with my friend, who just got her own apartment
– go for a lot of walks 
– investigate how much a balcony would cost
– slowly begin preparing for the bachelor project

Inspiration Personal

How not following Your Dreams, can keep your Passion Alive

Hm, jeg har haft dette indlæg i tankerne længe. Men har ikke helt vidst hvordan jeg skulle formulere mig ordentligt. For overskriften lyder måske lidt demotiverende og lidt af en dream-killler, men tro mig, jeg går all-in for at man skal følge sine drømme og sine passioner. Men, for ca. en måneds tid siden læste jeg bogen Big Magic – creative living beyond fear skrevet af Elizabeth Gilbert. Og den har mildest talt ændret mit syn på drømme.

Jeg må hellere lige starte med at fortælle, at jeg – siden jeg har været helt lille – altid har elsket at skrive. Der var virkelig intet bedre end at få skriftlige stile og essays for i folkeskolen. Jeg knuselskede at finde på historier. Så da jeg var 13 år fik jeg en idé til en større historie, og siden den dag, har mit mål og mine drømme været, at “når jeg blev stor, skulle jeg være forfatter”. Og tro mig, drømmen har hængt ved lige siden. Efter gymnasiet var jeg voldsomt meget i tvivl om hvad jeg skulle vælge at gøre. Jeg overvejede om jeg skulle give det et skud og søge ind på Forfatterskolen og forfølge min drøm. Men, det har altid ligget i baghovedet det med ‘hvad hvis det nu ikke lykkedes, og du så pludselig ikke kan tjene nogle penge og leve’. Så istedet valgte jeg at søge Litteraturvidenskab på Københavns Universitet som første prioritet. Men, mit snit var ikke højt nok, og jeg endte på Engelsk og Organisationskommunikation på Copenhagen Business School. Som jo vitterligt er noget helt andet. Men, jeg tror faktisk det endte med at være det rigtige for mig.

Tilbage til bogen. Elizabeth Gilbert anbefaler at man ikke har sine kreative drømme og passioner som sit primære job. Og det af den enkelte grund, at så bliver du ‘afhængig’ af at skulle frembringe og skabe noget. Du bliver altså finansielt afhængig af at skulle skabe noget godt hele tiden. Og det er bare stort set fysisk umuligt. For kreativiteten kommer ikke til os hele tiden. Og at lægge det pres på ens kreative side, at det skal være så godt hele tiden, at man kan tjene penge på det – kan i sidste ende gå ind og dræbe ens lyst til at være kreativ, og dermed dræbe din passion.

Og det vil jeg ikke ende med. Jeg elsker at skrive, og har altid elsket det. Og jeg vil virkelig aldrig nå til det punkt, hvor jeg vil føle at det er irriterende, eller noget som bare ‘skal gøres’. Nok skriver jeg ikke så meget mere, for jeg har tusinde andre ting at tage mig til. Men når jeg så skriver – så elsker jeg det, virkelig højt.

Dermed ikke sagt at jeg har droppet drømmen om at blive forfatter for good. Den er her stadig. Men det er mere en fritidsaktivitet, end noget jeg anser som skal være min ‘fulde levevej’. Jeg har en færdig historie liggende, og jeg arbejder på at prøve at få den udgivet. Jeg tror på at det nok skal lykkedes engang. Og hvis ikke, så er det også okay. Det vigtigste er at jeg bliver ved med at skrive – fordi jeg kan lide det. At jeg skaber noget for mig selv, og at jeg altid vil elske at være kreativ.

Med alt det sagt, så ville jeg lige anbefale alle at læse Elizabeth Gilbert’s bog. For den er virkelig fantastisk!

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So, I’ve had this post in my mind for a long time. But I didn’t quiet know how I should formulate myself clearly. Because the title might sound a bit demotivating and kind of a dream-killer, but trust me, I’m all in for following your dreams and passions. But, for about a month ago I read this book called Big Magic – creative living beyond fear written by Elizabeth Gilbert. And it has changed my view upon dreams.

Let me start by telling you, that ever since I was very small, I’ve always loved to write. There was nothing better than having to write stories and essays in elementary school. I completely loved to create stories. When I was 13 years old I came up with an idea for a bigger story and ever since that day, my goal and my dream has been ‘that when I get big, I’m going to become an Author’. And trust my, the dream is still alive. After high school I was so in doubt about what to do. I considered applying for the Author school here in Copenhagen and following my dream. However, I’ve always had the thought in the back of my mind ‘what if you don’t succeed, and suddenly you cannot earn any money and you cannot live’. So instead I chose to apply for Litteratur science on Copenhagen University as my first priority. However, my grades weren’t high enough, and I ended up on English and Organisation Communication at Copenhagen Business School. Which is something completely different. But, I do believe this ended up being the right thing for me.

Back to the book. Elizabeth Gilbert does not recommend that you have your creative dreams and passions as your primary job. And that is because of the simply reason that you get ‘dependent’ on creating something. You’ll become financially dependent on having to create something good all the time. And that is just physically impossible. Because creativity does not come to us all the time. And putting that kind of pressure on your creative side, that it has to be good all the time, so that you can make money out of it – might eventually kill your desire to create and be creative, and thereby kill your passion for the field.

And that I do certainly not want to end up with. I love to write, and I always have. And I never want to get to that point where it becomes annoying, or something that I just ‘have to do’. I do not write that much anymore, because I have a million other things to do. But when I write – I love it so much. 

But I’m hereby not saying that I’ve given up on my dream to become an Author. It’s still there. But I see it more as an free time activity, than I’m seeing it as a full time job. I have a finished story laying around, and I’m working on getting it published. I believe that I will succeed with it eventually. And if not, that’s okay. The most important part is that I keep writing – because I like to. And that I keep creating for myself, and that I’ll always love being creative.

With all that being said, I just want to recommend everyone to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book. It’s amazing!

Inspiration Inspirering people

How to make your dreams a reality

Jeg har lige opdaget youtuberen Mimi Ikonn, og hun er en kæmpe inspiration! Specielt denne video, men også mange af hendes andre videoer er fantastiske og så inspirerende og motiverende! Så jeg ville lige dele det med jer.

English:
So I just discovered this youtuber, Mimi Ikonn, and she is such a huge inspiration! Especially this video, but also lots of her other videos are just amazing and so inspirering and motivating! So I just wanted to share it with you.