Self love

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Hi my loves! I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with positivity and joy. Today I wanna talk to you about self love. It’s something we all hear a lot about, but something we often forget to practice, me included. It is so important to treat yourself with respect, love and kindness, just as you would treat the people you love.

Today social media is taking over so much of our time. We daily look at photos on Instagram, Facebook etc. and start to look at what everyone else have that we wish for ourselves. I know so many can even get depressed because of that. I feel it is so sad that it has gone so far. For me social media is a great platform to find inspiration or motivation or learn something new. But of course, on bad days when you feel very low in energy, it is so easy to start to criticize yourself, I know.

Social media is just one area we face daily. What about work and other scenarios in life? This period here in Spain has been really hard for me during my practice at the children hospital. You know the feeling when you’re coming into a room and no one see you or say hello to you? that have been so many days for me. I’m trying to do my best, but I never get any praise, just inputs on what I can improve. This is just a little intro to my days here, and it has really effected me in the most negative ways. I started to be hard on myself and felt so low on energy. But you know what? I decided to put a stop on that negative feeling. No, I can’t choose how these people gonna act and treat other people, but I can choose how I handle it and how I let it effect me. I won’t let anyone else take away my joy or happiness just like that. Happiness isn’t something that comes knocking on the door, we have to work for it, specially when things are a little bit harder. Under I listed some thing that I like to do to boost my mood.

  • Put on some music that make you wanna dance!
  • Pampering yourself. Use 15 extra minutes to put on a sheet mask while drinking a nice cup of tea.
  • Before going to bed, say 3 things you are grateful for that day.
  • Search for something that inspires you to do better. For me that could be listening to a podcast about healthy living and well being.
  • Stop criticizing yourself when looking in the mirror! Smile to yourself

These are just some things I try to do to boost up my mood, and it does help! Try it for yourself, you deserve it! Remember the importance of self appraising and lifting yourself up when doing your best.

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“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but still standing”

 

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

 

living out of comfort zone

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So, I decided to join the exchange program the day they had the information meeting about it. That was a really quick decision I made, and honestly I didn’t surprise myself, haha. I’m one of those persons that absolutely love new adventures, especially if they put me a bit out of my comfort zone.

And is not the first time I have done these kind of things, moving to another country. Even though I have the experience, it’s always a little scary, especially this time if I am being totally honest. It was only one other girl going to Barcelona too, we didn’t know each other from before. And then it’s the main reason for the trip, working at a hospital in a another country with a language that I’m still trying to learn. All this question went through head during the summer, like what if they don’t speak any english? what if the other girl and I don’t get along? what if…

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Now, I’m here on my 3th week. So far I can already answer some of my own questions. The other girl and I get along, communication is key! We haven’t been so lucky when it comes to where we live. The apartment isn’t as expected, the roof at the bathroom has been leaking, the beds are super bad, the apartment isn’t easy to keep clean, and the neighborhood is NOISY. I mean after 2 years in Mexico City I though I knew what noisy was, but I guess not, here it’s worse. So we are currently looking for a new place to stay, if we don’t find anything, we will anyhow do the best out of it.

When it comes to work I’m really happy. My friend and I work at a children hospital here in Barcelona. I love the building and how they have designed this hospital. Everything is playful and colorful. The people don’t talk any english, but somehow it works. They are all very nice, and being able to work with children is so giving.

The city itself is amazing. Barcelona has something for everyone. It has beautiful buildings, beach life, shopping, amazing food and it’s sunny.

I’m very excited for the following weeks to come. One thing is for sure, when stepping out of the comfort zone like this, living in a foreign country, you will learn so much, and mostly about yourself. I have never grown more as a person as the two years spent in Mexico City far away from little Norway.

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If you ever have an opportunity to do something a bit out of comfort zone, don’t let fear stop you. No matter how it goes, it will give you lessons in life that for sure will make you grow as a human.

xoxo