A couple of months back, my mom invited me to go to a concert with her, my stepdad and my little brother. I had very little knowledge about the singer other than having seen a broadcast of a Christmas concert he did last year. I did however already know that I loved his voice and that it was my kind of music. And let’s face it, I’m a sucker for a good voice and nice lyrics that has a nice hat attached to its owner!
Those who know me are very aware of how emotional I can be. I get very easily moved by music, movies, people, moments, memories, sights, you name it. And there’s something so powerful about being present at a good concert. The music, the voices, and the atmosphere (if right) gives me goosebumps, makes me smile, and even makes me cry. Sometimes all three happen at the same time. It is a very emotional, but truly wonderful experience because it is so raw. I have absolutely no control over it, and it is moments like that where I am so incredibly present! It feels like everything else just disappears.
Adam Douglas and his band made exactly that happen yesterday, and I’m so grateful for the experience. So grateful that I feel so much, that I get so easily moved, and that music makes me so mindful and present.
Thank you to Adam Douglas, his wonderful band, and (of course) my mom for a wonderful Saturday night, for all the goosebumps, the smiles, and the tears❤
Whenever I feel a little down or out of sorts, I struggle to find the motivation to workout. I know that I’m not alone in this, and for the last few months, my mood has been very up and down, so I fell out of my good routines. Now I’m finally starting to get back on track with it all and it feels so good!
And the thing that I’ve really come to realize when getting back into it this time around, is just how much I need that workout whenever I’m not quite feeling like my happy go lucky self. That is the time when it feels the very best to actually get down on that mat and build up a good dose of endorphins. It’s whenever I feel the least like working out that I probably need it the most!
So for a little while now I’ve been really pushing myself to get back into working out, and especially when I don’t feel motivated to do so. It’s been hard as hell at times. I’ve really had to push myself to get into those workout clothes and ready to sweat it out.
Some days, I’ve done relaxed yoga, and other days I’ve really pushed myself to the limit. And now finally, the routine has started to stick. Now it feels like it’s a part of my everyday life again, and I look forward to getting my workout done pretty much (saying every single one would be a lie) every day.
I can’t wait to see more progress and to get back into shape again! And as soon as the snow disappears (which feels like a possible eternity now, here in Norway) I will get back into running again as well 😊
It’s important to take care of both our bodies and minds, and we all do that in different ways! Every little bit helps, but the most important practice is loving ourselves for who we are❤️ So if you don’t find the time or the motivation to exercise your body or your mind, remember to at least exercise your self-love! You deserve it ❤️