Welp, finally bit the bullet: Made a podcast!
Most of us have something in life we want to do differently. Something we want to be better at/better with, something we want to change for the better, long term. Some of us have many of these, some of us just one or two (good on ya), but there is usually always something.
Spending your work or leisure time more effectively, eating less junk food, being more patient, exercising more.
There’s people who believe people can’t change. I agree that some aspects of our personality or impulses are so hard-wired they will stay with us for life, but I see people change all the time. What happens to us, what we make happen – these things change us. Our behavior is under our control.
Behavioral changes are hard-won, but we can do it. We can do things differently. The only problem is that we are unable to make it last. How to make lasting changes in your life, that is the hard part.
So how do we make it last? How do we do that?
(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.