5 Inspirational Fitgirls (It’s not what you think) | MINDFUL MONDAY

When it comes to physical activity, I can mostly be found at the gym. I’m not much of a runner and when it comes to cycling.. well, let’s just say my bike has had a flat tire for about two years now and I haven’t felt any motivation to get it fixed. Really, none. Anyway, there are a lot of girls at the gym nowadays. A lot of them do weight lifting. The majority of the weight lifting group is still male, but to shine some light onto the ladies I thought it would be nice to share five inspirational fitgirls at my gym. These are not girls that inspire me to become more bulky, get a bigger ass or drink gallons of protein shakes. No, these are girls that inspire me in life. They might not know it, by I feel inspired by the small things they do. Read more

4 Reminders When You Feel Down | MINDFUL MONDAY

My blog is a place I share my thoughts and adventures. Every now and then I share a Mindful Monday with you guys. I try to keep my posts as positive or inspirational as possible. However, my thoughts are not always positive and inspirational. Honestly, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.  And I know there are more people like me out there. So for those of you who are like me, here are four things to tell (and repeat to) yourself when you’re feeling down/depressed. Read more

25 Ways To Make Someone Smile | MINDFUL MONDAY

The best feeling of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made somebody else happy.

1. Take him/her on a spontaneous trip
Spontaneous adventures are best.

2. Send snail mail at a random moment.
It’s always nice to receive a small gesture. It doesn’t have to be expensive.

3. Send/give a small gift at a random moment.
A small box of chocolates, a gift card.. it’s the thought that counts!

4. Cook a complete dinner.
Nothing tastes better than a free homemade meal.

5. Get his/her favorite snack/candybar and “hide” it in their bag.
So they can find it at work or school. The surprise element makes it extra special. Remember to hide it somewhere he/she will find it though. A candybar won’t taste as good 10 years later.. (Trust me.) Read more

That Lucky Friend | MINDFUL MONDAY

 

I used to know someone who always said “You’re so lucky, because…” whenever someone told something happy. If someone got a job that person would reply with “You’re so lucky to get a job. (I’m not that lucky.)”. If someone got a raise, it was (according to that “friend”) from sheer luck (not because of hard work). If someone could buy/rent a house, the reply would be “you’re so lucky to be able to afford a house”. “You’re so lucky” sounds positive but it really isn’t. I’ll tell you why I feel that way:  Read more

5 Challenges To Really Connect | MINDFUL MONDAY

There was a time there was no smartphone. Seriously, I (26 yrs old) have lived without a smartphone. Until I was about 10. I still remember my dad getting a Nokia 3310. (Hands up if Snake was yo thang! Lol. Yes, I actually just used “thang”.) That phone was the bomb dot com back then: You could text people (at a rate of € 0,10 per message) AND play (simple) games on ONE phone. If you had told me there would be such a thing as Whatsapp back then, I would never have believed you. Like all things in life, there are good sides and bad sides to everything. Because I also remember that I went on playdates with my friend quite often. And that we always played made up games and did other silly things. When we were together there was actual interaction. The whole time. Even when we were just enjoying music (Britney Spears!!), we were both fully present. When I compare that time with the time I spend with friends now, I can’t help but feel like we’ve all lost a bit of our touch in connecting with other people because of electronics. I have friends who Read more