5mins in the morning to boost your energy Picture by ruDALL-E Winter is a tough period. My alarm goes off at 7 each morning. It’s still dark outside. The bed is warm. The little one and my husband are still in dreamland. Can I just keep my eyes closed a little longer? Extend my stay in bed? What’s the point of getting up right now? And then, I remember: I am in charge of how I feel. Action! Now! Whenever we dread to get up, we need to remind ourselves: We can adapt our mood. We
Back to guilt-free relaxation Do you sometimes wake up and don’t want to get out of bed? Do you feel empty? Like you cannot enjoy anything? Like you don’t care much about your work anymore? And you don’t really want to talk to anyone? At the same time, you might think your life is actually pretty great and you cannot pinpoint what the problem is:You have had amazing experiences over the past year, you and your family are happy and healthy, you were meeting a bunch of interesting people. You’re jumping from one thing to the other. You even manage
“Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. Tell it that should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?” — Warsan Shire How much time do you spend thinking about how you look?A bit each
“If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu For the last few weeks, our focus was on learning how to appreciate our now.Trying to live now compared to somewhere in the past or in an uncertain future is a task to tackle every day. A lot of us get stuck on the idea of being happy when we arrive at a specific goal. While we dream of being there
For me to be rich, you don’t have to become poor A little closer to an abundance mindset for a better now Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash Last week, a friend and I remembered how the Corona pandemic started — and how supermarkets and drugstores ran out of toilet paper. Luckily most people have come to their senses and stopped buying toilet paper in bulk. It’s worthwhile noting that there was never too little toilet paper, actually. But somehow people’s fear of toilet paper scarcity under the pressure of a new threat — the Corona pandemic — made everyone a little more crazy than usual.
Photo by Tina Floersch on Unsplash There’s these days you are more cynical, get easily irritated or are just stuck in your tiredness. And that’s very human, don’t get me wrong. The question is though: how do you snap out of it (if you want to)? Recently, I had one of these days: the little one crashes our sleep, I wake up particularly tired, she whines as she doesn’t want to go to daycare and makes a huge mess while having breakfast, outside someone comes too close walking by, a car driver honks at us
There are these times when getting up and being excited about the day seems particularly difficult. I had that more often recently, as the pandemic continues, the vaccination process in Germany is sloooow, and our little one cannot go to daycare since mid December. It just feels that it all blocks my progress which dampens my enthusiasm. Whatever your reason is for dreading to get up, you have a chance to adapt your mood if you want to. I try and take this decision every morning: Let’s start the day on the right foot –
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl Have you heard of Viktor Frankl? He was a neurologist and psychiatrist from Austria who survived the gruel life in a concentration camp during WWII. Frankl wrote about his experience in the international bestseller “Man’s search for meaning”? If you haven’t read the book – it’s a highly recommendable read! It gives a deep insight into how Frankl approached life in the concentration camp and