Pre-travel thoughts

It’s not long until my flight leaves for Thailand now, and I’m sooo excited to go! It feels like i booked the trip an eternity ago, and I just want to get there now. Even though it still feels a bit scary to travel to pretty much the other side of the world all by myself, the nervousity has kind of turned into excitement. Everyone I’ll meet at the resort will be people who share my mindset, so I don’t feel like making new friends will be a problem!

One thing that is a problem, however, is packing. I’ve always been terrible at packing, and bring waay to much things with me every time.. For the three years that I’ve been practising yoga and mindfulness I’ve also been trying to go down a more minimalistic path – but it’s not as easy as I thought it would be. In my mind, I would just get rid of everything I don’t need and life would get easier just like that. I did however realize that I’m terrible at throwing away things because “I might need them someday”, and that I buy way to much stuff. So my plan of becoming a minimalist and not having much to choose from when packing from my trip failed miserably. So here I am, sat on the floor, filling my suitcase with way more shorts than I’ll need.

It’s still about one month left until I leave, but I’ve started packing already. It’s not like I’m going to have any use for my shorts here in the UK anyway.. And I’m getting so excited to leave, looking at pictures from the resort I’ll be staying at pretty much every day. It looks absolutely beautiful, and I’m a bit worrid that I’ll want to stay forever once I get there. The resort is set on the beach, and I’ll be staying at a bungalow just by the water – that’s the dream! Imagine finding inner peace through yoga and meditation at a place like that, where there will be no noise other than the waves coming in on the beach.. Can you tell that I’m excited?

By the way, do you remember how I wrote about my fear of flying in the last post? I though that online casino would be the remedy, but now I’ve found a new favourite entertainment – betting! I’ve always been into sports, football especially, so I don’t know why I haven’t discovered online betting until now? I found a site called oddsexpert.co.uk that provides an odds comparison and a list for where you can find live streams from different matches. I’ve fallen in love with the excitement, and imagine placing a bet and watching the live stream from the match on the plane? The flight will pass in no time! Like I said, I’m so excited to go…

I’ve booked a yoga getaway!

It’s been a while since I last posted on this blog, but I simply haven’t had time to sit down and write anything. I’ve been trying to make yoga and mindfulness a priority, just to stress down my daily life a bit. I’ve always been a bit of a busy bee, and never used to take time to just relax. That’s probably why I started having problems with both neck- and back pain a few years ago! Sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours every day, pretty much never excercising and stressing around all day isn’t exactly the best thing you can do for your body..

So getting into yoga a few years ago really made a world of difference for my well-being, it really did. Now I have the ability to just take a few moments and let go of any stress that’s building up, and I really enjoy having those moments of relaxation. Now – I have even decided to take it one step further!

I was talking to a friend of mine about traveling abroad when I got the best idea – why not book a trip to a yoga retreat? Said and done – in november I’ll be going to  a yoga resort in Thailand! I will be there for 10 days, living in a bungalow by the beach. Each day there will be yoga classes, pranayama (which is a type of breathwork for relaxation), meditation and even Thai massages and steam baths!  Of course I am super excited about going, but also a bit nervous. It will be the first time that i’ll travel alone, and it’s a pretty long flight to Thailand. But I’m sure it will be great, and that I will learn a bunch of new things while being there!

I am however a bit scared of flying, and I find it really hard to meditate on a shaky plane. For some reason I’m always sure the plane will crash as soon as there is any turbulence… But I read that the plane will have wi-fi, so hopefully that will be my rescue! Lately, I’ve gotten really into playing online casino – and I find that to be an excellent way to distract myself when I’m feeling nervous. I found an online site called casinonodeposit.co.uk that reviews different casino sites online, and that really helped me find my favourite! So hopefully, spinning some reels online will get me through the long flight to Thailand!

I promise that I’ll update you about my yoga experience in Thailand as soon as I get back!

My morning routine

Hello again dear readers! Today I want to write and tell you about how my mornings are and what I do to prepare for a new day. Perhaps it’s nothing special, but I thought some of you might be interested in reading it. Then, this is for you!

I go to work at right before 8 in the morning, so I usually wake up around 7. I have my alarm set at 6.45, but sometimes I lay down a bit extra to make my body wake up a little more. It’s a nice thing to do, just laying in bed and slowly waving your toes, lifting your legs, moving your head. I like to make sure my body is completely awake before I get up.

Once I climb out of bed, I start making my breakfast. Most often it’s just oatmeal with some berries and almond milk. I also drink a big glass of water as soon as I get up, and sometimes I take a cup of tea with my breakfast. When the oatmeal is cooking in the microwave I do some very simple yoga. I’ve been doing it since a year back and I have no plan on stopping! It gives me energy and my body feels better and I haven’t had any neck or back pain since I started. It’s really basic, just a few easy poses. I can explain it furthermore later when in another post.

After yoga, the oatmeal is ready. A stir and a dash of cinnamon together with some almond milk and more berries, and it’s ready to serve! It’s a great way to start my day, with some warm and tasty food. If I don’t drink any tea in the morning, I’ll take a cup once in the office.

I always make sure to sit down in peace to eat, and I don’t get up until I’m totally finished with my food. If I have anything in my mouth, I’ll sit down until I’m done. I think this is very important, because eating and being stressed is never good. Take your time and you’ll feel much better! After eating, I go and freshen up. Sometimes, if I got time, I’ll take a shower. Otherwise I’ll just get my hair done, perhaps put just a little make up on, and brush my teeth. It’s very much depending on how much time I have, but I always brush my teeth and make sure my hair looks kind of good.

After this, I get dressed and go off to work. I live close to my work so it doesn’t take very long time to get there. Also, taking a walk or riding the bike in the morning is really nice. I wake up even more, and I get some fresh air. Much better than sitting in a small car or in a crowded bus. Basically, my morning is about waking up very carefully, and making sure I’m ready for the day. I like my morning routine, and I don’t think it takes too much time either. If you have any tips or recommendations to what I can do better, or any tips really – please contact me! Until nest time, take care!

My morning cup of tea!

I’m so excited!

Hi dear readers!

This is the first time I’m ever writing on this blog, or any blog really. I’m really excited to start writing about everything possible. First I think I’m going to write something about fair make up, that’s vegan and friendly for your wallet, the planet, animals and of course your skin! Usually I just use a little make up to give a little extra finish. But mostly I think beauty should come from the inside and from feeling good. Therefor, I’ll write some about that as well. Feel good, eat good, move your body and avoid the bad things in food.

I’m not vegan, but I try to both eat and consume more consciously. I’m not a big fan of the bad industries where both people and animals are hurt. Sadly the environment often has to suffer for mankind’s greed and I don’t like that either. That is also a reason for why I made this blog – I want to make people more aware of this.

Also, I’ll be posting some thoughts about beauty and make up, maybe share some tips and ideas. Hopefully you’ll enjoy what I write about and I’m looking forward of sharing everything I have in my head!

Until next time, take care and have a great day!