I feel there is a big stigma associated with quitting. They say quitting is for losers, that if you quit once it will become a habit, but sometimes, it's not only healthy, it's the only option. Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. ― Robert … Continue reading I’m saying bye-bye-bye, NSYNC style.
Everyone knows about "the comfort zone" and how you should push over your fears and conquer that tiny line that apparently holds the answer to the greatness of life. But they never really tell you about the other side of the coin. Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and … Continue reading Be afraid of “comfortable”.
Amelia Mary Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was a pioneer in her field and was one of the first women to attempt flying across the globe. Amelia Rose Earhart, no relation whatsoever, had been told since she was a little girl that she was a descendent of … Continue reading The advantage of having a blank canvas.
I've been doing a lot of furniture building recently, so much in fact that I think I might be an IKEA addict. All those tiny screws, the hammering away disturbing neighbors, pieces connecting together and obviously the empowering feeling of having built something with my own two hands make me giddy at the prospect of buying something … Continue reading What about that instruction manual?
I'm training for a half-marathon. I've said it. It's out there. Can't take it back. Seven months ago I couldn't run more than 500m without feeling like I was coughing out a lung and my feet were falling off. Running is no joke. For a beginner, it's a great form of self induced torture. It still … Continue reading I’m training for a half-marathon. This is why you should, too.
I've been fascinated by boxing since I was a little girl, yet, parents being parents said I should find something a little less aggressive and a bit more feminine. Which is why I ended up liking fast cars and hiking mountains, among other things. But that's a story for another day. Do what you feel in … Continue reading Hitting the s*** out of something is highly encouraged.
I'm a big fan of music. Can't sing to save my life, but I enjoy listening. Music has helped me in various ways over the years, from tackling boredom, to ignoring pestering people (having ear buds in), to cheering me up, learning easier and lastly, giving me tunes to dance to. I'm also one of … Continue reading The Juice – A Musical Shake
I've talked before about starting something new, be it a hobby, workout routine, habit, artistic project, etc. And we all know how it goes: in the beginning we're super excited, and have the energy for everything our minds can come up with. Week two, still going strong, but momentum gradually starts to slow down. Come week … Continue reading Keep going.
How many times have you thought "oh, if only I had more time to do this and that...". Let's imagine some scenarios, shall we? You are walking down the street and take your phone out to check the time. Then suddenly you're on Facebook, looking where people have checked in recently. You're at the dentist … Continue reading Start living now, in this very second.
Dear reader, Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown In my last post I've talked about getting started and the excuses we use to justify not pursuing what we want. But it goes deeper than a person's perfectionist streak. Most of our excuses have a lot to do … Continue reading Be the buffalo, not a cow.