And Detox Your Brain.
Did you know journaling has health benefits? What we think and feel are interconnected with what goes on in our bodies. Journaling can be both a stress buster and your compass to understanding your emotions.
My personal journey to journaling
I was given my first journal at the end of my au pair adventure in France when I was 18. I now have more than 20 journals filled with stories from travel adventures, personal life challenges, thoughts, feelings and emotions related to these, life lessons, hopes and dreams for my future, and favourite quotes.
Your future depends on what you do today!
Getting what you want is about long-term vision planning, short-term goal setting, and choosing daily habits that set you up for long-term success.
Do you forget to give yourself credit for the progress, however small, you make? Are you always setting goals that you never stick to? And does the word goal-setting leave you feeling miserable?
Then you might need to bring more intentions into your life.
What’s the difference between a goal and intention?
1) Goals are focused on the future. Intentions are in the present…
Use them to shine a beacon of light on your next steps.
When you start a business or transition into a new career, no one really prepares you for how to deal with failure or rejection. You might read about it. But it becomes a steep learning curve of self-discovery, your insecurities, and brings forth an awareness of the stories you tell yourself. Stories that have roots in your past.
Transitions are tough. You have to learn to be in that in-between space, sometimes for longer than you want to. …
And building my personal brand in the process
With more than 700 million users on LinkedIn, it’s definitely a platform for business. It’s not just about job searches anymore. It’s about creating interesting connections, sharing, caring and contributing too. LinkedIn is how many do business in the digital era today.
I consider myself a cultural cocktail, and with English as my mother tongue, I have a foot in the door of several cultures. I follow people as far and wide as Canada, the USA and Australia. I see a clear difference between what people write about across the world.
Self-compassion is the answer.
You are unique.
An individual with a unique set of competences, personality and way of being and doing. No one else on earth is or will ever be like you. Good or bad.
It’s never a bad thing to admire, live up to or secretly dream of living someone else’s life. This can actually help you move forward and make the changes you need to reach your goals and lead a happier and more fulfilled life.
The perfect life, partner, job, home or family does not exist. There are always cracks — often unknown to the…
Check your work-life balance.
Work-life balance is only possible when you value yourself.
There’s no other way.
Expectations you have on yourself are almost always higher than your employer. Why does it take burnout, a chronic illness or a stress-related disorder to make you realise it?
Working all hours says more about you than your employer. Ouch. That hurts to read doesn’t it? But it’s the truth. No one tells you to check your emails just before you go to bed. Just like no one tells you to eat that piece of chocolate cake.
It’s totally legal to go…
Hygge took the world by storm when Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, published The Little Book of Hygge — The Danish Way to Live Well. Now everyone has the opportunity to experience hygge. In real time. Without travelling to Denmark.
The Danes are supposedly one of the happiest nations in the world. Does their hygge way of life have anything to do with it? For them it’s the only way of life.
Hygge (pronounced Hooga) is in my blood. I grew up in the UK with a Danish mother. My hygge memories include homemade boller (bread roles)…
Here’s a confession. I’m a personal development junkie.
It all started back in 2008 when I studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Books, courses, quotes, podcasts — you name it. I devour them. Not endlessly. I need time for reflection and digestion in between. I’m the one who buys a recommended book, especially if the title resonates with me (Flourish by Martin Seligman is an example). Always game for a suggested exercise or quiz and intrigued by personality tests. And forever interested in learning something new about my own personality and psychology in general.
Fast track your intuition and live a happier life.
Have you ever experienced a moment where you felt something wasn’t right? Stopped dead in your tracks and wanted to exit the situation? Or felt uncomfortable in someone’s presence? Or made a decision based on a feeling alone?
This was probably your gut feeling or intuition guiding you. You may have listened, but you may have ignored it too. Easily done because sometimes our rational mind rules. In future, you might just want to listen. …
Here’s how to deal with it through career transition.
Does your fear of failure hold you back? Are you worried you’re not good enough to be successful in a completely different career? Don’t feel confident in your ability to take the actions to make the shift? Want everything to be perfect before you take your next step?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
But it’s time to ditch the doubt and own your life experiences. You are the sum of all your experiences — the good, bad and ugly. And each one has given you something…