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Read of the month (Jan 2020)

Just in time, here is the read of the month for January!

This month I recommend “The miracle morning” by Hal Eldrod. The book was published in 2012, so it is not new. But I did not read it before now and I thought this is just the perfect opportunity to recommend it because it changed my life, just in the perfect moment!

If you want to change your life significantly with very little effort and still a huge impact then this book is the right one for you! All you have to do is to get up an hour earlier each day and establish a routine of personal empowerment!

What does the trick here is that it will get easy for you to wake up earlier because the excitement of knowing you will start the day with doing something that is uplifting and fulfilling will just get you out of bed without any effort. Hal recommends to reserve one hour each morning where you focus on personal development. What actually happens is you will not miss out any planned self care any more because it is your first priority of the day.

My first morning actually ended that way that I got so excited for the day that I could barely finish my routine. Me, that was very sceptic of this one hour that would be “missing”! He advices six areas of self development, I changed it a little and “customized” it to my needs. So my routine contains the following parts:

  • Sit in silence (10 minutes)
  • Do Yoga (10 minutes)
  • Read an inspirational book (10 minutes)
  • Do some stretching (10 minutes)
  • Take a walk by the sea (15 minutes)

Let me know what you think about it and how your micacle morning routine looks like 🙂

Read of the month January 2020

Read of the month (Dec 2019)

I decided to add a new feature on my page, which is called “Read of the month”

So each month I will recommend a book, blog or article, which I really think is a game changer when it comes to life.

This month I recommend “The illusion of money” by Kyle Cease. Kyle Cease started as a standup comedian decades ago but today he works as a coach, motivational speaker and author.

The book starts out with an introduction about money and what is associated with it. But then quickly changes to how to live your life fulfilled according to your purpose. Some chapters end with exercises on what is important to you and how you can live your life in sync with that. I think it is very motivating and offers a new perspective on how to life your life in a way that fulfils you. Especially the rating exercises (reorganise your life according to your “10s”) were an eye opener for me. Let me know what you think about it and enjoy 🙂

Read of the month December 2019

About self love

Self love is very important, yet most people find it difficult to practice. You can start with honouring yourself in the end of the day. Go through your day in your mind before you go to sleep and think about pleasant moments of the day that are related to you. The beautiful painting you created, the smile at a stranger, who looked sad. We will always find something about us that day that makes us a special person.

Be fierce

When you face hard times be fierce and courageous. It is totally normal to get anxious or unsettled from time to time. The best way to deal with it is to go right into the storm and face your feelings. Sit down in a quiet spot and close your eyes. Focus on the breathing and turn your attention inwards. Allow yourself to feel the emotion and accept it. When panic or fear take over, focus on the breath and calm down. Repeat this until you can sit with the feeling and the panic is gone. Then you can release the emotion and can move on.

Back to work

I had quite a busy summer and did not post anything since April. Now it´s back to basics and the usual routine takes over. The Icelandic summer is very short and everybody kind of drops everything and just enjoys the short season. I ran my first online course and my first coaching weekend and both went very well. I learned a lot and got so many new ideas. What are you planning for the autumn?

Your first step starts in your mind

There is a saying: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Most people would think about the first step as their “physical” step. But actually the first step of your journey, where ever you might go, starts in your mind. Once the idea is born of a journey you are about to embark, your mind starts mapping out the path. So what do you want to visit, see or experience? Do you already know where you want to go or do you just have a vague idea? Exploring that in your mind is the first step for you to go where ever you want! So, let’s do it!

Go with your own flow

Sometimes I do not feel motivated and creative at all. It is like there is not the right energy there. But then there are times where I am just overflowing with ideas and plans.

Every one has their own flow of energy and it is important to honour that. When we respect it, we will always be creative. You can not force creativity to show up, it has to come when it is ready. So if you experience a “low” in your creative energy, just allow it to be. Maybe you just need to rest or some “idle” time in our brain. But you can be sure that, if you respect this times of recreation, the creative times will come so much more powerful to us!

I experienced such a “low” in the last two weeks. I could not get myself to work on my coaching program, get new aspects of training on paper or enjoy working on my business. So I just gave in and did “nothing”, like watching Netflix and reading novels.

This weekend on the other hand I am super creative, feel energised and cant´t wait to get my ideas on paper! So the last two weeks of taking it easy have payed off! Do you go by your flow?

Happy Sunday

Spotts Beach, Grand Cayman

Once it was my dream for many years to go to the Caribbean. In 2015 that dream came true and my daughter and I went to the Cayman Islands. Here on the pic we were at Spotts Beach, where we swam with turtles! What dream do you want to achieve? Do you want me to help you? That´s my job as a Coach! Book a free coaching session with me here! 😊