Health

Getting off the pill: Changes after three months.

Thought I’d make a little update again, also for myself to keep track on what’s going on. ūüôā Like I said in my last post I got a lot more pimples. I still get them but it already got a little better and I guess it’s because of two products¬†I¬†reintroduced into my skincare again. I will write¬†a separate blogpost about this soon. What I still did not get is my period, just some spotting.. I know many women worry about this when getting off the pill and so do I. It really shows you how messed up your hormones are.… Read More »Getting off the pill: Changes after three months.

Live in the moment, live for today.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu I’m one of those people¬†that really struggle with living in the moment. I think too much about the past and worry too much about the future which often keeps me up at night though all I can do anyway is living today, now, in this moment.¬†Although I really do still struggle with this, I already got better at being present in this exact moment, I try to practice this all the time. There are strategies¬†that help me with it. First of all it helps me to realize that it’s… Read More »Live in the moment, live for today.

Getting off the pill: Changes after two months.

I just want to give you an update on my experiences with getting off the pill.¬†It’s been two months now and not too much has changed anymore except for two things: Pimples. It’s too bad but I really seem to get more of them now that I don’t take the pill anymore. I really hoped to be spared from them. It’s still not as bad but I get more of them like I used to and also in places where I never had them like my back and cleavage. And I have the feeling that it will get worse.. fortunately… Read More »Getting off the pill: Changes after two months.

Don’t let other people’s negativity affect you.

For 2 months now I’m working fulltime again and am constantly surrounded by people, sometimes¬†by people that are talking about negative things, people that are complaining or bitching about others. Not all the time of course but it happens. I didn’t have many people like this around me when I was studying and had a lot of freetime so I really had to get used to all this negativity around me again. For some time now I got¬†better and better at being more positive even on bad days so I really don’t want other people’s negativity to affect my mood.… Read More »Don’t let other people’s negativity affect you.

Getting off the pill: Changes after one month.

Time for another update! If you haven’t read my last article where I talked about my mental and physical changes after one week being off the pill, you can find it here. So, what can I say? Firstly, I didn’t gain or lose any weight. As far as I can tell.. I don’t really weight myself anymore. ūüėČ After about 2 weeks my skin got a little more oily and I got some more pimples like I usually do. However,¬†after one month now my skin is almost like it was when I took the pill. I’m not even sure if… Read More »Getting off the pill: Changes after one month.

Is social media unhealthy?

At the moment there is a lot going on on social media about social media itself because of a girl named Essena O’Neill. In case you have never heard of her: She is a really famous girl on Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube etc. and.. she quit. She quit social media because she says it is all fake and it was not good for her because she only lived through screens, didn’t know who she really was,¬†was constantly comparing herself to others and needed social appreciation. But I don’t want to go deeper into what she says and into judging her decision… Read More »Is social media unhealthy?

Getting off the pill: Changes after one week.

I stopped taking the contraceptive pill one week ago after taking it for over 10 years! As deciding to do this was a big step for me and it scared me a lot (and still does) because of all the possible negative side effects that can come with it. I’m really grateful for other women out there sharing their experiences. I wouldn’t even have thought about doing it in the first place if it wasn’t for other women inspiring me! This is why I want to do the same. I want to encourage women to stop taking the pill and… Read More »Getting off the pill: Changes after one week.

Bad days.. how to deal with them.

Days when everything goes wrong, we all know them. I just had one. Today started bad and ended worse. I had lots of problems with my car.. I left home at 7am and came home at 9pm (starving and freezing..) plus I’m around 400‚ā¨ poorer because of my car which is the worst thing about it all for me as I want to start saving money for some travels in the future. So, this really sucks, right? Right. And I’m not here to tell you how exactly to deal with days like this because I’m not an expert¬†at it, not… Read More »Bad days.. how to deal with them.

Listen to your body, it’s okay to take a rest.

This week has been pretty busy for me.¬†I also didn’t feel my best physically and I still don’t. I only went for a run on one day¬†this week so far and it’s already Friday evening. This is why I thought first “Okay, I will go for a run today despite¬†that it’s raining, I have muscle ache in my legs and I’m feeling tired and¬†worn out and all I want to do is to relax and sleep.” But then I just couldn’t motivate myself. I was actually starting to stress myself a little, I have to admit because I always think… Read More »Listen to your body, it’s okay to take a rest.

Staying healthy when working fulltime/having little time: Exercise

In my last post I gave some tips on what to do to keep a healthy diet, this time I want to talk about exercising. Especially when having a job where you sit all day it’s really important to get some sport to stay happy and healthy. First of all: When I started running regularly about 4 years ago, I was actually working full time and it even was autumn at that time which means¬†the days were getting light later and dark earlier here in Germany. I still managed to start implementing a running routine, being unsporting and starting¬†with zero… Read More »Staying healthy when working fulltime/having little time: Exercise