Författare: Health Food & Other Stories

Everyday Habits to Change Your Life

‘Consistency is more important than perfection.’   Here is a list of small habits that will make your days more enjoyable, productive and mindful. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 21 days to form a new habit, therefore be consistent. Performing habits like these might not seem like a big deal, but it is usually the tiniest habits and routines that at the end of the day will have an huge impact. Like choosing a positive thought over a negative one, practising gratitude and drinking enough water.   Wake up one hour earlier. If you’re not already waking up super early try to set your alarm one hour earlier than usual. Dedicate this extra time to yourself; enjoy your coffee, read something educational, practise yoga or take a morning walk. Getting ready for the day ahead in a calm and relaxed manner is a crucial  step towards a more productive day. At least it will help you feel more in control, since having more time will make your morning less stressful, which in turn, …

Day Trip & Own Creation

‘psithurism  (noun) = the sound of the wind through trees.’   It was a cold and crisp November’s day when I got the most spontaneous idea to go to Sigtuna, a small and cosy town approx. 2 hours from Stockholm. Or actually, the idea came during my morning meditation. I had this voice inside my head; ‘You have to go to the cosy little town outside Stockholm that your friend keeps talking about all the time.’ I did not remember the name of this cosy, little town though. But thank you Google. I was very pleased because my friend Emelie had a day off and was happy to join. We strolled around, trying to keep ourselves warm, had lunch at the main hotel in town and enjoyed a beautiful sunset by the water. Nature and stillness – and the brain is intact again.   I received my book in the mailbox today! I have to proof read it first, and then I might order some more copies so I can give to friends and family. …

Pre Beauty Sleep

  ‘Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.’ – Albert Einstein Evening routine 1. Write   Sometimes I like to practise writing without having any structure, just letting the mind say what it has to say. I like the thought of not thinking too much about anything. But usually, in the evenings, my mind wish to be a complete mess of thoughts, and I allow it. Letting the mind completely unwind and relax is very important. You need that. Your brain needs that. I try to focus on not focusing too much. Something like that. Doesn’t always turn out the way I want it. I have become to realise that I sleep much better, more beautifully, if I write down my mind’s stories before bedtime. Like when you were a child and your parents read good-night-stories (hoping that you would fall a sleep before the news). However, now we are old enough to create our own stories. Although, we were actually around 4 when we started creating all kind of …

Dear Future Job

Dear future job,   I can choose to continue to scroll through job ads without finding any position that fits my profile. OR I can choose to throw myself out there, head first, making myself visible, so that the one and only, spot-on job (you) finally can find me. Working together, successfully ever after. If you would examine my brain you would most probably think I am a chaotic mess. However, that is far from the truth; I am organized, altruistic, driven and creative (thanks to my disorganized brain). Although my mind is constantly chatting – you know, I am one of those who think before they speak – I always seem to somehow separate and remove all the clutter from the important information, the things that make sense, make us proceed. I love writing. Writing is my home. Whenever I feel sad, in love, anxious, eager to inspire or excited I return home. Please, prepare yourself – being with me involves writing. Another thing that I am deeply passionate about is people. We are …

soul on a piece of paper

‘the moon shines its brightest merely so we can come alive.’   ​ it’s the silence that speaks to me dangerously impatient it has something to tell oh how i wish you knew   nature in its purest form only exists she observes our every move shocked by our consciousness and how it simply does not notice all of the magic it has been given   if i would write my future i would put your soul in every word dangerously charming ambitious vulnerable lost in all intelligence beautiful while sleeping every precious breath caressing my heart not purely words your soul my life   we fall, we get up we fall, we get up we fall, we get up we accomplish, we shine and passivity hunts us down never getting up again   the intensity of her dark gaze, and he knows her soul was born to simply amaze, repairing broken hearts   when I think of you the moon shines brighter like an answer to all of my million questions knowing that you …

The mentality of successful people

‘The key to success is to start before you are ready.’   One thing I have become slightly obsessed with the past year is reading about, and listening to inspirational people. In my opinion, inspiring people are those who are living their passion, following their dreams and pursuing their goals in life. Lately I have been thinking a lot about what differs a person who actually takes action to chase his/her dreams to the one who just talks about his/her dreams. It is very easy to talk about what we want in life, write about it, and dream about it. We might even visualize how we achieve our dreams and our goals. But it all stops there. What traits do these successful humans have that the persons who is stuck in their dreams, and keep on being stuck in their dreams, do not have? They take action. These people know that in order to achieve and become successful they have to work hard. Nothing comes easy. It is not enough that you talk about how …

Balance

‘You write your life every day. Remember to edit it as well;every piece of it, every teeny-tiny word and detail. It’s your work of art after all.’   To have a balanced lifestyle – What does that even mean? I always thought that balance is something all humans need to strive for, in order to feel content and at peace. But when I started to think about it more deeply – the actual meaning of the word “balance” – I slowly started to change my mind about the concept that we all need to find balance in order to have a happy and fulfilling life.  The meaning of the word balance according to Oxford dictionary; ‘To be in a position where you will stand without falling to either side, or to put something in this position.’ ‘To give several things equal amounts of importance, time, or money so that a situation is successful.’ There are, however, many different types of meanings to the word, based on the condition. Balance is so distinctive, depending on whom …

The Brave Human

‘You do not have to have all the answers. Sometimes you just pause. Take time-out, and let it be. Eventually, when you are ready, magic starts to happen.’   Imagine you came up with the best idea. You feel immensely excited and proud, and you cannot wait to get started to bring it to life. But then all of a sudden these thoughts take over; ‘What the hell are you thinking? You cannot do that. You are not smart or creative enough. There is already someone doing precisely that, and they are better than you, much better. You are not good enough. Who do you think you are?’ ENOUGH! Enough already. These negative thought patterns do not serve you in any way. They do not bring you forward; in fact, they take you a thousand steps backwards. Let them come, but most importantly – let them go. Do not dwell upon them, and do not engage in them. You do not want them taking over your mindset. Do not let them settle down and get …

Random Monday Thoughts

‘The ordinary things? The ordinary moments? – They aren’t ordinary.’   I hope your Monday is as sunny as mine. Beautiful autumn day. Here are some random thoughts, this time about ambition, volunteering and morning routines. Some inspiring words about ambition I read the other day: ”In this life never settle for average. Be elite. There will be highs and lows but this is what you signed up for by aligning yourself with your ambition. Within the journey are your lessons, your personal development, your suffering, your joy, and your brilliant success. Your ambition will teach you that your struggles, your hustle, and your battles are blessings. Ultimate success in life comes not from something external, but from something deeply internal. It comes from a sense of esteem you hold about yourself, which is not something you can ever get from someone else. You must use what drives your ambition to continue to grow and push yourself, to do more and give more than is comfortable or you even thought possible. The wealthiest person on …

WE ARE HUMANS

‘Let us create a world where butterflies are free to fly.’   We are humans. We can do anything. Let us create a world filled with heart. A world filled with warmth and kindness. We can do anything? Why don’t we? Let us create trust and forgiveness. Hope and dreams. We are intelligent; we can’t let technology outsmart us. We are bright, we have emotions, and we have a soul. Each and every one of us has something to offer to this world. We have to let ourselves thrive. We have to let others shine. Let us create a world where there is no jealousy, no bitterness over other people’s accomplishments. Let us celebrate every win, every victory. When a person succeeds, it means that also you have the possibility. There is plenty of abundance in the world. Let us create a healthy, flourishing environment. Awareness. We have to understand that living in denial only puts more pressure on our planet. We have to take action. We have to create opportunities. We. Have. To. Become. …