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Inspiration Self-development

DO YOU GIVE YOURSELF ROOM TO GROW?

Sometimes we do not follow our passions, our hearts, we don’t spend money on that certain book or course that sparks our interest, and we’re thereby inhibiting our own growth potential. So today I want to ask you; do you give yourself room to grow? 🌿🌿

Back in April I shared an Instagram post about how I was going to repot my plant, because it wanted to grow bigger – but it couldn’t because of the pot that it was in was too small. I wrote about how it’s important to give room for plants – and ourselves – to grow bigger; invest in yourself, take a course, go travel, move, get a new job etc. that will help you grow, because if you don’t give yourself room to grow and the space and capacity to do so, you will not be able to reach new heights.

Picture from my Instagram back in April (2020)


The beautiful thing is that that little plant that you see in the picture above, is now this new plant that you can see in the picture below:

Isn’t that just beautiful?

And I truly feel like, just like the plant has grown over the past few months – I have as well.

I had been wanting to take the Holistic Health Coach education for years, but hadn’t truly “allowed” myself to do so – until Summer last year, where I finally signed up for it – and I can’t even begin to describe my own growth and transformation over this past year. It has been full of ups and downs, but I’ve reached new heights that I would never have had, if I hadn’t followed my own heart and passion and decided to sign up for the program.

So hereby just a little reminder for you – to follow those small nudges, your intuition when it’s telling you to buy a certain book, invest in a course, go to a certain place etc. – follow your heart, and remember to give yourself permission to GROW! 🌿✨✨

Health Self-development

BIND YOUR NEW HABIT TO AN ALREADY EXISTING ONE

Establishing new habits can be difficult, as we are such creatures of habit who are just living on auto-pilot most of the time. So a trick to implementing new habits, is to bind your new habit to an already existing one 🌿✨

Perhaps you know the feeling – you want to start that new healthy habit! You’re all excited, and ready to just DO it! You remember to do it for the first week, then wupsi, you forget one day. Then two more, and suddenly you’ve forgotten about that new habit you wanted to implement, because it’s not a natural part of your daily routines.

So how exactly do you implement these new habits, and remind yourself of them?

First tip – write it down! Things are way more likely to happen if you write them down, and set an actual goal.

But second of all – bind your new habit, to an already existing one.

What does that mean?

It means that if you fx want to start using positive affirmations in your daily life, that you then tie that new habit to an already existing one – like brushing your teeth. You could fx put a post-it with positive affirmations on your bathroom mirror, and then when you brush your teeth, you could read them to yourself.

Or perhaps you want to start to start meditating, then tie that habit to your existing habit of making a cup of tea: after I make my morning tea, I will go meditate for 5 minutes.

This method is also known as “Habit stacking”, which says that one of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day, and then stack your new behaviour on top. This method I got directly from James Clear’s book “Atomic Habits”, which I will highly recommend you to read!

So tell me, what new habit do you want to implement in your life? And which existing habit can you then tie it to? 🌿

Do you want to make changes in your life? Real lifestyle changes? It can be the hardest thing sometimes to do it all by yourself, therefore it can be so beneficial to have someone to support you and keep you accountable.

You can read more about my 3- & 6-month Holistic Health Coaching Programs right here 🌿🌿


Self-development

GET RID OF WHAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU ANY LONGER, TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW THINGS

Sometimes in life, we tend to hold on to hold on to things for too life, so that there is no room for new things to come into our life. This is why it’s important to get rid of what doesn’t serve you any longer, to make room for new things ✨

Perhaps your wardrobe is full of black sweaters that you’ve had for years – and you don’t want to get rid of them. Yet now you’re more into lighter colours, but you can’t fit more clothes into your wardrobe because of all the old pieces of clothing?

Perhaps you’re holding onto a gift you got from someone, but you don’t really LOVE it in your home?

It doesn’t only have to be materialistic things – this applies just as well to your personality, and your belief systems.

Perhaps you’ve been clinging to an old version of yourself, an old identity – because you keep telling yourself that “this is who I am”, yet you want more, you want something new and better for yourself.

All things in life serves a purpose at a time. But you need to learn to tune into yourself and listen to when things have served their purpose – and it’s time to let go of them, so that you can welcome in something new that can serve the new you better ✨

Self-development

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

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 ✨🙌


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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! 💕

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