Mind

What we think we become.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts on the law of attraction and my experience with it. You’ve never heard of this law? Well, basically, this quote of Buddha above says it all but here is good definition that I’ve found: “The belief that positive thoughts are magnets for positive life experiences and negative thoughts are magnets for negative life experiences. Based on the law of attraction, if you have a specific desire and… Weiterlesen »What we think we become.

Why you should throw away your scale.

I believe that the scale can only make you unhappy when it comes to self-love and feeling good in your body. It’s really hard to be satisfied with the number it shows. It’s probably always too much or even too little in case you want to gain weight instead of losing it. In my opinion, the number itself shouldn’t matter. It’s more important to concentrate on what you look like and how you’re feeling. You’re looking slim, fit and are feeling happy and full of energy? Great, then why does it matter if the scale shows 5kg more than you think it… Weiterlesen »Why you should throw away your scale.

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… Weiterlesen »Live in the moment, live for today.

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.… Weiterlesen »Don’t let other people’s negativity affect you.

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… Weiterlesen »Is social media unhealthy?

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€ 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… Weiterlesen »Bad days.. how to deal with them.

“Do I have an eating disorder?”

I guess there are people out there asking themselves this question. This may sound weird because you’d think that if you have one, you know it. But no, it’s not as easy as that. When I developed eating problems as a teenager I did not know I have an eating disorder even when I clearly had one. And it was not because I was denying it. It simply didn’t get to my mind that what I was doing was a mental disease. I thought I was just really good at loosing weight, that I was smart and found the right… Weiterlesen »“Do I have an eating disorder?”

How to fall asleep easier.

Currently I’m having quite some trouble with falling asleep at night as my mind just doesn’t stop working. I’m constantly worrying and overanalyzing everything. If you’re the same type of person as me, you know what I mean. I’m really working on not thinking and worring so much but at the moment I’m not really successful to be honest. There are some things though that help me to fall asleep and I thought I’d share them with you, maybe it helps someone. 🙂 do some sport to get rid of stress and to make your body tired take a warm bath… Weiterlesen »How to fall asleep easier.

Stay calm, don’t stress.

Another thought I want to share.

This week so far has been really stressful for me and I struggle with feeling exhausted and tired plus I have a headache which I didn’t have in a long time. Is it because I had so much work to do and couldn’t get enough sleep? No, not at all. It’s mental stress. And it’s because I stress myself though there is no need to. There have been some problems with my studies and this worried me so much. I couldn’t think about anything else. The worst thing was that I couldn’t do anything about the situation but waiting. But instead of calming down in the meantime because I couldn’t do anything anyway, I worried and worried.. and today the problem is almost solved. So I stressed about nothing, like so often. Through my studies I’ve learned though that it’s normal that you feel stressed the most about situations you don’t have any control of and can’t do anything yourself to solve a problem.

I also worry about the future a lot. My future at the moment is extremely uncertain, I have no idea what the rest of this year will look like. And this causes stress again. I know though that I should rather take this uncertainty as an exciting challence and as a chance for changing my life to the better. Isn’t it so much better to be excited and wondering about what will come than to just be stuck in the same routine everyday with nothing new happening?

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Here are some things I try to do/tell myself to stay calm and reduce stress and the negative thoughts that come with it. Maybe they can be useful to some of you as well:

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