2019, personal growth

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Hi guys! I hope you all had a great new year celebration. I spent the new years eve with my family, so nice since I was away from them all Christmas. So weird to think that we just started a new year! I feel that this is a period that many of us do reflect over our lives, what we have achieved so far, how we feel and so on. For me 2018 was a year were I learned a lot about myself in so many ways, and about friendships and people around me.

I don’t have any specific new year’s resolutions for this year. I choose to focus on the small things I can do every day that will give me a little bit more joy and happiness on a daily basis. I truly believe that if we do small things every day that makes us happy or fill us with positivity, it will make a huge difference in our life.

Under is a list over what I want to do more of or start doing this year to become the best and happiest version of myself!

Getting back on track with my healthy habits: If it’s one thing I’m really interested in it must be health and lifestyle. For me to feel energized, motivated and good about myself, I need to take care of my body from the inside out. When I eat lots of greens, fresh juices, plant based meals and drink enough water, I truly feel a positive difference in my body and mind! I will also get back to a good workout routine. This year I want to mix up my workout with doing a mix of weight lifting, running, hiking, yoga, pilates and dancing. Workout for me should be fun, keep me active and give me a functional body.

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Spending more quality time with people that I want to keep in my life: Be aware of who you spend your time with. Sometimes you have to be selfish to “protect” your positivity and your own happiness. Who you surround yourself with will have a huge impact on your energy level. For me it’s important that I can be myself, be honest  and be accepted for who I am. I want to surround myself with people who makes me feel good in their company. Since I spent much time of 2018 away from my home, I will make it a priority to spend more quality time with my beloved ones this year.

 

Be more creative: I always feel good when I’m using my creative side, it fills me with positivity. This includes everything from trying out new recipes in the kitchen or finding new outfits or playing around with new makeup looks. Or maybe try something new as a DIY project, like making some home decoration etc.

Staying organized: This is a must for me to feel my best. I’m one of those persons that loves to have a to do list, and gets very satisfied when I can cross out each thing on that list! I like to keep things around me clean and organized. We just had a huge clean- out of our closet just before new years, and it felt so good, haha!

Self love: Practice self love is so important and can make a huge different in your everyday happiness. Taking care of yourself like you would take care of a person you love. Smile to yourself and tell yourself nice things. Be your own best friend!

This was my list of things that I’m gonna focus on this year to make me the best version of myself. I hope it gave you some thoughts around these things or some inspiration to do more things of what makes you happy.

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xoxo

Good bye 2018

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Hi guys! Long time no see. First of all, I hope you all had a magical Christmas with your beloved ones. I haven’t been blogging for a long time, but I decided to do so, so I could brainstorm and decide how I want my blog to be in the future. This will not be an everyday blog about my life, let’s face it, my everyday is not like a Hollywood glamours life with a lot of drama that would keep you interested in knowing everything. My goals with this blog is to spread motivation and inspiration. I will try to update my blog 1 -2 times a week. You will find anything from healthy recipes, training, beauty, fashion or mindfulness. I want this blog to have positive vibes (non existent perfection), that you can find inspiring or even learn new stuff!

Well, let’s do a little update about my last period. So much have been going on. As you might see on the photo I have cut my hair short, like a long bob (after 10 years of having long hair)!! But I’m really happy with it, it feels so nice and fresh! I finished my practice in Barcelona and moved back home to Bergen, finally! But just after one week at home I did pack my stuff again and joined my boyfriend and his family to spend the Holiday in Sweden with them. It have been so nice! Too much food, a lot of candy, wine almost every day, jacuzzi under the stars, family time, relaxing and just enjoying the festive season. The weather was perfect, frozty like a winter wonderland with the most magical sunsets (see the photos).

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I can’t believe we are so close to end of this year. Are you ready to leave 2018 behind? Honestly, for me this have been the toughest year in my life in many ways and I feel so ready to put this year behind me. I do have personal goals for the next year to come, like working on my personal development. More on that in a future post.

I want to run this of by wishing you a very happy new year! Enjoy the last days of this year and let’s welcome the new year with open arms, positive mindset and lots of love!

xoxo

New visitors in Barcelona

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Hi guys! I hope you all are doing well. This night my head just wouldn’t fall asleep at all. The last time I took a look at the watch it was 5 am!! Anyways, I did get up 8.30 am to spend as much time as I could with my parents, who arrived yesterday. I’m so happy they are here so that I can get one week of quality time with them, yay! Only thing is that I have to go to work in the hospital at 15.00.. But we did had a great morning together. It started with a delicious breakfast at their Hotel. After that I showed them La Rambla, the big tourist street here in Barcelona, and we went all the way down to the beach. The weather has been absolutely perfect today. The sun is shining and I have been feeling energized (even with so few hours of sleep)! Before I had to go to work we went for a lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Enkel. I had this delicious Buddha bowl and a detox green juice. That’s what I call a perfect lunch.

Well, now it’s 22.45 pm, and I will try to get some sleep (finger crossed). Have a good night.

xoxo

 

Parc de la Ciutadella

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Good morning!

One thing I love when living in bigger cities like Barcelona, is that it is always something new to see or do. Yesterday it wasn’t super shiny, so my friend Ingvild and I decided to switch out the beach for a park. Parc de la Ciutadella is a idyllic and very green oasis. It has a cozy little lake in the middle were you can rent a little rowing boat if you like. Full of birds singing in the trees. Basically it’s the perfect place to go for a walk, a  run, to enjoy a picnic or just sit down and relax as we did. For the occasion I used my new flower dress that I found at HM last week. I find this dress to be a perfect dress for fall because of the color of it, and it’s also a dress that can easily be dressed up or down.

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Find the dress here. 

After a while we discovered that it was  a food festival going on at one part of the park. Of course we had to check that out, it’s food and we are for sure big foodies, haha! The area was full of small cute vans that sold all type of food. We went for a vegetarian burger, that by the way tasted amazing! This food festival was a part of the La Merce festival that is the biggest festival here in Barcelona. These days people have been dancing in the streets, playing music and celebrating. It’s crazy but fun.

Have a beautiful day people.

xoxo

Hair talk

Is it anything worse than waking up with a bad hair day? I’m sure it is, haha, but we all know how frustrating it is! For the last 3 months my hair have been very dry and damaged. I think it’s because of a higher stress level. Finally I have decided to step up my game to get my shine back on it.

Shiny hair comes from how you treat yourself internally and externally. So these days I’m trying to be extra healthy to be sure that I get all the essential vitamins. I also make sure I get enough proteins during the day. The right nutrition will help me to grow back a strong, shiny and healthy hair.

To maximize the process I make sure to use good quality hair products. For me that includes the right shampoo and conditioner, a hydrating mask once a week and a oil that I put on my ends every night before bed. I also try not to wash my hair too often and try to reduce the use of heat.

My favorite oil is for sure the Moroccan oil, it’s just amazing, it truly helps my hair to stay soft.

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I have been using the Moroccanoil hair masks for many years now. At this period when my hair need some extra hydration I’m currently using their smoothing mask. This is a highly concentrated argan butter hair mask with hydrating ingredients like argan butter, argan oil and coconut-derived fatty acids. I use it once a week for 30 minutes.

If you also suffer from dry hair like me, I’m sure you would love this mask and their oil too!

If you have any tips, let me know in the comment below.

xoxo