(Photos by Aline Bouma)
..In bullet points.
(Photos by Aline Bouma)
..In bullet points.
I’m doing a thing. Come have coffee with me.
(Ph by Mariet)
The worst of the quarter life crisis is behind me.
I mean, the results are in: I want to work in academic education and research in psychology, write entertaining things on the Internet and do whatever the fuck I feel like doing in my personal life.
At least for now, I am not going through those big exhausting motions of trying to figure out what I want and second guessing every move I make.
But sometimes, I still freak out a little. Sometimes I still think “oh my GOD, do I even know what I’m doing”, “where will I be in a couple of years” and “What if people finally found out I can’t actually do anything and don’t know anything and everything I ever did was just luck and AHHHHH”
I HATE those moments. HATE ‘EM.
I hate feeling like I am not sure of myself, my life, my future. I hate feeling like I am not being the woman Beyonce and Nicki Minaj want me to be, basically.
I bet this is a familiar issue for many people (minus the Beyonce x Nicki Minaj obsession perhaps). Being in that position makes us feel super-uncomfortable.
What to do when you don’t know what to do? Find out below.
I haven’t shared very personal things on the Internet for a while, because life is complicated and the Internet is mean.
But when I read Mary Josie‘s beautiful and honest story about her short and epic long distance relationship I was really touched. I thought it was brave, and beautiful, and it inspired me to share my own story:
Ending and starting a relationship within a period of 6 months.
When the new year rang in, I came up with a code for myself to live by this year. The Code of 2015 included: Being really productive or really enjoying myself, telling the truth like my life depended on it and doing dope shit.
So how did that go? How much was I able to REALLY live by my code in the first six months of 2015?
Can I get a round of applause for dragging my sore, tired ass out of bed the day after my half marathon to go to this yoga festival?
I’m an entitled, privileged person who does not deserve needless admiration for making normal life decisions?
Yeah okay, fair enough.
For cool yoga, great food and cute as fuck yoga tights, click on.
A few weeks back I was asked to write an ad-review-taste-test-torial-thing about a new protein powder brand called Enjoy Natural. I loved the website, the products looked good, and I figured it would be worth a try. Their protein powder is this all-raw, al-vegan, no sugars added protein powder from a young company that is high on sustainability and fair-trade.
That’s great, and important. But also: How does it taste? Is it any good?
Let’s find out.
The Yoga Festival in Haarlem is almost upon us: On the 20th and 21st of June, the Elswout Estate is transformed into a great big yoga party, with all sorts of yoga classes, demos, workshops and great healthy foods like zucchini pastas and raw cacao milkshakes.
This year’s Yoga Festival Theme is enjoying yourself: Having fun and feeling lots of love for yourself, others and the outside world. This has everything to do with the sacral/second chakra, the energy centre in your body that regulates balance, harmony and being able to feel happiness and joy.
Unfortunately I myself can’t make it on the Saturday, where I would have LOVED to do (another) Asthanga beginner’s course as well as attend the Meditate and Celebrate workshop. But I AM going the Sunday. I kind of want to do some acro (you ready for that shit, Mariet?)and Kundalini yoga so we’ll see if we can make that happen!
I attended the Sunday of the Yoga Festival Haarlem (wrote about it) last year if you want to see more of what you could do then.
If you want to know more about the program now you can see their schedules here (Saturday) and here (Sunday). You can find more info on the tickets here. Going for a day costs 47,50 (but for all the yoga introductions you can do in one day this isn’t bad) AND if you use the “selfhelp-yfh15” you get a 5 euro discount (applies until Friday the 18th!)
See you there?
(Let me know in the comments. I’m serious, let’s hang – or at least high-five.)
When you’re motivated, you do better at most things. You work longer, think of better ideas. When you feel motivated, doing things is a little easier, and has a little extra energy. You can work a little harder, stay a little longer, try a little more.
Motivation is a weird thing. Sometimes it can leave you for days, weeks or months on end, and everything just feels so hard.
Sometimes you get super motivated because of something that happens, what someone says to you or just by a random thought.
I get motivated by weird things. What I have found is that it is important to keep connecting to the things that motivate me. If I do that, I keep feeling that positive Let’s Do Dope Shit and Get Shit Done type thing, and that flow keeps me working.
Today I wanted to give you a (rather intimate) peek into the people, places, memories and things that motivate me. I think about them, and I get a little surge of energy to do more, work harder, go an extra mile.
Some of it’s interpersonal, sentimental, and other things are materialistic or just simpleton silly stuff. But hey. If it works, it works.