Long time no see (or blogging I guess). As you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been that active on this blog or over at my YouTube channel. I LOVE blogging and making videos for you guys so it’s not that I don’t want to do it. BUT I don’t want to make content just to make content. I want to make the best content I can and content I love. The last few weeks a lot of things has been going through my mind. I feel like I need a life cleanse. Like I need to clear out on every aspect on my life. ‘Cause right now I have all these thoughts and ideas but since there’s so many and I don’t have a good game plan for where to start, I get too overwhelmed.
So..I’m probably going to take a little more time off. I honestly don’t want to do it because I love doing these things. But again I don’t want to do something just to do it.
Basically me right now..;) I had an exam today and it went really well so I’m just relaxing and watching TV. I believe you should work hard to achieve your goals but sometimes it’s okay to take a day off.
Are you in the middle of exams right now? Yeah, me to. And let me just tell you. I’m not up for it one bit. I hate exams (but who doesn’t?). It’s just one of those things you know you have to do but sometimes you feel like just doing like the guy on the picture… I’d much rather spend my time on everything else (like I’m doing right now writing this blogpost ;)).
But yeah..gotta pass and I have some tips which might help you out:
SLEEEP! I know a lot of people stay up all night during exams. I can’t do that. I need my sleep so I still strive to get 8 hours even during exam periods.
MAKE A SCEDUAL! What really works for me is to set a timer on my phone for 50 minutes where I only focus on the exam. Then I take a 10 minute break where I’ll listen to music, watch a YouTube video or whatever. THEN after about 3 hours in front of the computer, I’ll take a longer break.
DURING THAT BREAK I’ll have lunch, go for a walk getting some fresh air or do a little dance around the house. By doing this I receive new energy for when I go back to prepare for my exam.
SKIP THE JUNK. I know most people will eat lots of sweets, drink soda and such. But really the best thing you can do for yourself is to feed your brain with good foods like fruits, veggies and fish. And drink LOTS of water!
Yesterdays video. Staying active is such an important thing but not always easy. In this video I give you guys my tips and tricks on how I try to be active. AND I also mention some things you might not think goes with the hole fitness-thing but most certainly it does.
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Hi guys! Today I’m gonna show you how I strive to eat. BUT as a disclaimer – I obviously don’t eat this every single day. I mix it up (or it would get pretty boring) and also I do eat some junk in my diet. It’s all about balance. I try to eat healthy most of the time to be happier, feel better, have more energy and have a great foundation for my skin, hair etc.
I like to start the morning with a glass of warm lemon water. There are SO many benefits from drinking lemon water – it’s unbelievable! Just to name a few: It reduces inflammation, keeps your skin blemish-free, gives you a boost of energy and much more!If you can – wait 15-30 minutes before you eat your breakfast and you’ll get the most out of the lemon water.
If you’re a vegetarian (I’m not) greek yoghurt is a great option to get protein which helps fight illness and do wonders for the skin. Wanna be smart? Greek yoghurt contains B12 vitamin necessary for the brain function. And lots of other benefits.
Kiwi and strawberries contains C-vitamin and are also great for the skin and immunity system. And do I even have to mention the benefits of chia seeds? They’re pretty much endless and they’re among one of the healthiest foods on Earth!
For lunch I usually have a salad with kale, apple and beans. So this is where I have some veggies and kale is one of the most nutrient foods which is one of the reasons I like it so much. Do you want whiter teeth and decrease the risk of a lot of diseases? Eat some apples.If you have a hard time remembering things, beans can help you with that but also with lots of other stuff.
When I come home from school in the afternoon it’s the time of the day where I feel the most tired. So I need a pick-me-up. And I get that from this smoothie which contains frozen blueberries, ginger and greek yoghurt. It tastes really good and looks kinda pretty as well 😉
I like to try new recipes (and I’m by no means a cook so I kinda need to ;)) and if you’re vegan or like me and just want to try to eat less dairy and meat, you have to try this out.
At evening time I like to watch some TV and I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I HAVE to have a snack while watching TV. It’s like I can’t just sit there and watch it (even though I totally could but i don’t 0:)) Instead of reaching for candy, popcorn or something like that, I decided to make one of my favorite chocolate treats. AND if you want to make them yourself, I did a blogpost with the recipe. They’re fullyraw and delicious. You know sometimes you’ll have healthy candy or cake or something and it just tastes like..boring… Like by eating it you want real sweets even more. With these you don’t.
I hope you guys enjoyed this “what I ate Wednesday” and will try some of these foods out for yourself! Watch what’s in fridge and follow me on Bloglovin’ and be up-to-date with my blog!
Have an awesome day! (yes I watched “How I met your mother” yesterday…)
Today I have one of those days. One of those days where negativity is a part of it when it shouldn’t. I woke up early this morning to go to a retirement home where I have a spare time job. It was a great day at work. Everything went well and I was happy. Then I got home. I had planned to film some videos and also I had a blogpost (this blogpost) to write. But for no reason I felt unhappy and starting thinking negatively. Obviously I can’t (won’t) film videos when I feel this way. I film videos because I love to do it so if I have a day where I just don’t feel like it, I’m not gonna do it. My videos and this blog I do because I love it. I don’t have to do it.
Anyways… I wasn’t sure what todays blogpost should be about. And I started feeling more and more frustrated and the negativity started to take over. Then I was like: “Well, you feel down right now. Write about it ‘cause that’s how you feel and you are aloud to feel this way.” So I did (I am). This is a part of life. Some days you’ll feel down, uninspired and negative and unfortunately when you have stress like I do, there are going to more of these days.
Obviously I’m trying to get over this stress but I know it’s not gonna happen in one day, week or month. So these days will come – whether I like it or not. It’s okay. It’s a part of life. A part of being a human.
I accepted I’m not in the mood to do what I planted to do today. It’s good to have plans but sometimes life gets in the way. Right now (as I type) I’m listening to music because it makes me happy. I also love to watch fun YouTube videos and reach out to friends on social media.
How are you guys today? And what do you do on those down-days?
Tomorrow’s a new week. A new beginning. Let’s make it a great one!
Monday I uploaded this video to share something real and personal to me (BTW subscribe for new videos every Monday and Friday).
It’s kind of a form of therapy for me to be open and earnest about how I feel. And as I mentioned in my video, I don’t want stress, anxiety or depression to be taboos anymore. We all experience negativity in our lifes but for me it started to take the control. I think this Instagram photo really shows how I feel. That I am sad and have a lot of down moments but I’ve tried not to show it and just but on a smile. Not that I wanted to lie but because it was hard to say out loud that I didn’t feel like the Isabella I am deep down inside and want to be. And it’s not like I’m going to be super Debbie Downer in all my videos or blogposts from now on. I just believe that you need to acknowledge you have a problem before you’ll be able to do something about it. My video was kind of a kick-start to create the life I want.
I know it’s not going to be easy but I also know it’ll be worth it. To end this blogpost, I thought I’d share a really great quote from a very inspirational person who wasn’t afraid to do what he wanted even if it seemed odd in other peoples’ eyes.
You can never have too much glitter (if you ask me). And why not sprinkle your style with a little nail polish? I wear nail polish pretty much every day. My favorite nail trend is this:
This is the OPI Gaining Mole-mentum. This is just a simple way to bring some glam to your look. If you don’t like to get too dressed up on an every day basis, this is a great alternative to do a little somethin’ somethin’ to your outfit.
In these pictures I parred it with the Essie Bordeaux which is also one of my favorite shades of nail polish – especially during fall and winter. I also really love the Chanel Blue Satin with the OPI nail polish, but you can really use whatever kind of color you want – you could even use the OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum on it’s own or with a nude color – I think that looks really pretty as well.
Hope you all have a weekend and will try this out for yourself!
I’m now on Bloglovin’! If you don’t know what Bloglovin’ is, it’s basically an easy way for you to follow the blogs you love and keep up with them. You can follow my blog (shameless) and absolutely any blog you want. To make it even more simple for you guys, they have an App so you can keep up on your phone.
I’m not gonna lie. 2015 hasn’t been my year. A lot of negative things which happened made me stressed and anxious. I’ve always been a sensitive person and a worrier but because of what has happened, 2015 was extra tough. So…I’m pretty happy a new year has started. Being a little positive for a sec – I do feel like I’ve learned stuff about myself because of these things. Here’s what:
It’s okay to be sad as long as it’s not every day.
Running away from your problems don’t remove them.
Friends and family will always help you.
Changing your mindset from negative to positive isn’t easy, but worth it.
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
Nr. 5 is a big one for me. You know when you want to do something but it’s not possible (for now)?
Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.