habits

We all have quirks. But are they normal, a habit or even a medical condition?

2021-02-10T13:36:49+02:00February 12th, 2021|

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The other day, I was in the car with one of my friends (let's call her MrsJ) on our way to meet another one of my friends (let's call her MrsH) for some shopping (cause that's what girls do). MrsJ has a great sense of humour and language so our discussions are often very, how shall I put it..., intellectually funny in a 'you had to be there' kind of way. MrsJ blogs [...]

8 totally do-able rituals to END your day

2021-01-05T10:25:00+02:00January 15th, 2021|

Further to last week's post, which introduced you to rituals to START your day, today I want to share some of my favourite rituals to END your day. Don't worry, they are so easy, you will have no trouble at all to integrate them at the end of your day. Daily gratitude Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. If you are focusing o [...]

9 totally do-able rituals to START your day

2021-01-04T16:01:09+02:00January 8th, 2021|

Those of you who follow me know that I am not a fan of New Year's Resolutions. I am however a fan of habits and rituals. So today, let me share some of my favourite rituals to start your day. Don't worry, they are so easy, you will have no trouble at all to integrate them first thing into your day. "Today is going to be a great day." As soon as you wake up, and before you do anything else, say this sentence. Simple as that. It sets the tone and mood of the day. And wouldn't you rather have a gre [...]

Daily ritual during difficult times

2020-04-07T10:41:01+02:00April 3rd, 2020|

Last week we were talking about creating habits. Today I want to help you create an easy one that will boost your happiness and be less stressed. Sound good? Let's go! Some time ago, I wrote the 'What I love list' which contains little things that make me happy and remind me in busy times to add these into my daily life when I get overwhelmed. At the moment, we live in a different kind of overwhelm and I would like to introduce you to a daily practice that I have that helps me focus on the now a [...]

21 days to create a habit. Really?

2020-03-26T13:43:30+02:00March 27th, 2020|

Today I want to talk about habits. We all have them. Ed Buryn describes them very well: “Routines and habits are the Known, protecting us from the Unknown. Habits are also called home. Habits tame the raw wilderness of existence into the civilized comforts of everyday life. Unfortunately, as we all know, habits gradually domesticate all the wildness and energy out of life. So much energy gets bound up in routines and habituated patterns, keeping them alive, that your life goes dead instead. Thus [...]

How to Empty Your Head

2019-01-09T10:59:59+02:00July 28th, 2017|

“There is a direct correlation between physical exertion and mental relief.”  ― Sakyong Mipham I started running late in life. I was a gymnast in my teens and spent my 20ies doing absolutely nothing… The first time my ex husband took me running, I thought I was going to die after 100 meters! It was no fun and very hard. But like with everything, when you persevere, you get better at it and things become easier. I started running more seriously after I had my first child. I had gained 20 kg (uh [...]

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