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[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
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I wasn’t worried at all.⠀
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With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
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At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
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I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
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I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
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The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
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#agorgeoussoul #coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantineandchill #whattododuringquarantine #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #mindfulness #kindness #bekind #bekindalways #kindnessiskey #kindnessmatters #kindnessismagic #kindnessalways #bekindtooneanother #mindfullifestyle #mindful #socialdistancing #selfisolation #wfh #workfromhome #workingfromhome #productivity #focusonthegood
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
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I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
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Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
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Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
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And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
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Definitely a gift idea I will "steal" for the holidays 😻🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
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#notsponsored #notanad #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #reusable #reusablemakeuppads #sustainability⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
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Have you read it? How did you like it?⠀
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Or: what are you currently reading? 🤔📚⠀
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#mindfulness #kindness #bekind #mindfullifestyle #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #reading #readingtime #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #booklover #booklife #bookworm #manssearchformeaning #viktorfrankl #selfhelp #selfhelpbooks #selfcare #selfcarefirst #personalwellbeing #purposedrivenlife
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Yes 💯⠀
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Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
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Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
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What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
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📸 Not sure where he got it from, but I took a screenshot of @drock's story mood board because it resonates so much with me 💕⠀
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#mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #selfawareness #selfawarenessjourney #bekindtoyourself #kindnessiskey #positivity #positiveenergy #positivemindset
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
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One of mine is taking better care of my face, understanding how a proper skincare routine works, and which sorts of things can be responsible for breaking me out 🙄⠀
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Share your life lesson below with me, I'd love to hear about it - maybe I'll learn something new 😍🙌🏽⠀
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Also, if you're active on Twitter, check out my account there 🐦⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Long time no posting - this is about to change today 🙌🏽💕⠀
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Decided to treat myself pre holidays (as in bought myself lol, not an AD) 🎄😋 with the cutest notebook I've seen in a long time by @designworksink and my go to lip balm from @kiehls that's now available as a holiday limited edition 😍⠀
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If you're already looking for the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, first of all kudos for being that organized 💯🙌🏽🎄⠀
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Second, if you need a little bit of inspiration, I got you 😻 I've put together a gift guide on my blog with 111+ gift ideas for literally everyone in your life:⠀
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🌱 Your plant-based friend ⠀
✈️ Your travel loving friend⠀
🍷The wine lover in your life⠀
📚 The bookworm in your life⠀
🌍 Environmental conscious gift ideas⠀
🎁 DIY gift ideas⠀
📊 Your entrepreneur friend⠀
🎶 The music lover in your life⠀
🎞️ Your movie loving friend⠀
💪🏽 Your fitness friend⠀
📸 The photographer/videographer friend⠀
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... and many more 😍🎉🎁🎄⠀
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LINK IN BIO 💌⠀
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➡️ What's your favorite gift ever (to give) and  what would you love to see underneath the Christmas tree (for you)? 😍🎁🎄🎅🏽⠀
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#notsponsored #holidays #holidaytime #holidayseason #christmasgifts #giftideas #christmasgiftideas #mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #notebookaddict #notebooklover #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #christmasgiftguide #giftguide2019 #butterstick #kiehls #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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New year, same food 😂

The last two weeks of 2018 were filled with way too much food (all super yum but not really nutritious) 😅🍲🍟🎂🍪 It's time consuming and expensive (more than in Germany) to get organic veggies in Dubai, and not sustainable with nearly everything being imported - at least that's what I thought 🤔

Imagine my surprise when I did the research and found a good bunch of organic farms in the UAE with some pretty affordable veggie/fruit boxes, which they deliver to my door 😍💚 (I got mine from @greenheartorganicfarms and no this isn't a sponsored post). Bye-bye to wasting time driving around (it's a mess) and hello to finally cooking healthy, clean and much more sustainable again 🙌🏽💚😍 Inspired by @minimalistbaker's recipe for roasted rainbow veggies, here's last night's dinner 💚😍🥑🥕🥒🍠🍜 a plate full of yummy roasted rainbow treasures 💗🌈 How's your 2019 going so far? Are you a resolution person or not so much? 💞
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Merry Christmas you beautiful people 🎄❤️🎁🎅🏼💞☃️ However you decide to spend these days, I hope you feel great 💞 take care and much love 💝
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Pink stuff all day every day 💕😍💞 what's your take on balloons? I'm the happiest person on earth when I get balloons for my birthday (or any other occasion lol no need for other presents 😂 other than books. Books are always welcome 📚😉)
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Want more visual inspo?

[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
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With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
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At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
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I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
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I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
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The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
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#agorgeoussoul #coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantineandchill #whattododuringquarantine #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #mindfulness #kindness #bekind #bekindalways #kindnessiskey #kindnessmatters #kindnessismagic #kindnessalways #bekindtooneanother #mindfullifestyle #mindful #socialdistancing #selfisolation #wfh #workfromhome #workingfromhome #productivity #focusonthegood
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
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I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
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Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
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Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
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What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
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📸 Not sure where he got it from, but I took a screenshot of @drock's story mood board because it resonates so much with me 💕⠀
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#mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #selfawareness #selfawarenessjourney #bekindtoyourself #kindnessiskey #positivity #positiveenergy #positivemindset
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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Decided to treat myself pre holidays (as in bought myself lol, not an AD) 🎄😋 with the cutest notebook I've seen in a long time by @designworksink and my go to lip balm from @kiehls that's now available as a holiday limited edition 😍⠀
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If you're already looking for the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, first of all kudos for being that organized 💯🙌🏽🎄⠀
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Second, if you need a little bit of inspiration, I got you 😻 I've put together a gift guide on my blog with 111+ gift ideas for literally everyone in your life:⠀
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🌱 Your plant-based friend ⠀
✈️ Your travel loving friend⠀
🍷The wine lover in your life⠀
📚 The bookworm in your life⠀
🌍 Environmental conscious gift ideas⠀
🎁 DIY gift ideas⠀
📊 Your entrepreneur friend⠀
🎶 The music lover in your life⠀
🎞️ Your movie loving friend⠀
💪🏽 Your fitness friend⠀
📸 The photographer/videographer friend⠀
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LINK IN BIO 💌⠀
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➡️ What's your favorite gift ever (to give) and  what would you love to see underneath the Christmas tree (for you)? 😍🎁🎄🎅🏽⠀
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When the Holidays are over...

Why does it always feel as if time passes sooooo much faster when we're on holidays? A few days ago, I was on one of the highest glaciers in Europe, completely overwhelmed by the (quite literally) breathtaking view - and suddenly, I'm back to my office desk.

It has been so amazing and much needed to spend some time out in the open and away from the big city buzz. Such a break helps me a lot to recharge, to slow down and to focus on my wellbeing.

So, the first few days of being back home after a vacation are often weird for me. No matter how hard I try, the relaxation wears off too soon, it simply fades away... And I tend to get into a hectic rut in no time. So I tried something yesterday to maintain this calm and relaxed feeling a bit longer: I slowed down. On purpose.

How to Slow Down

For example: Instead of listening to music on iTunes or Spotify without thinking too much about it, I stood up and looked through our record collection. The simple act of choosing a vinyl, putting it on the turntable and lowering the tone arm was somehow ritual-like and beautiful.

Because of slowing down an everyday event such as listening to music and concentrating on the process itself, I was present and in the moment, I found myself centered and grounded.

As an additional benefit, I was forced to interrupt my work from time to time to stand up and change the vinyl.

Interrupting the Everyday Rut

Why is it good to be interrupted? Well, since I work from home very often, I find myself glued to the screen on my desk, barely standing up. I'm sometimes so focused, that I simply forget to move my body (but yes, I do answer the call of nature, don't worry).

The only thing, that helped me so far (apart from exercising), is to set a reminder every hour to get up from my desk.

However, standing up every now and then throughout the day to stretch our bodies and move our limbs is really important. If you do that, your posture will at least not worsen, your muscles will thank you and your mind gets a short break from all the bustle.

In addition to that, the best thing you can do is to find a physical activity you like and to work out on a regular basis.

Life can be messy, stressful, busy, or even frantic. The beauty of it is this though: You yourself have the power to pause for a moment.

Breathe & Focus

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try this: Whether you're in the middle of something urgent at work or taking care of your kid's lunch, slow down on purpose and take a deep breath. Just take a break and calm your mind through breathing.

Over time, you'll find your inner peace and balance easier and maybe even take pleasure in completing the task at hand - slower than usual but surely with more focus.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list full of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "How to Slow Down" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

The Slow Movement - Why Slowing Down Creates Joy. Great article by the mindful company including 5 everyday tips on how to include slowness into your life (there's a link at the end of the article).

...listening to:

I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin. The record I was listening to yesterday a few times in a row was 'Aretha's Greatest Hits'. I love this women and that song is by far one of my favorites 🙂

...watching:

In Praise Of Slowness By Carl Honoré. A TED Talk (about 20 minutes long), that has been recorded 13 (!) years ago - and is still as relevant as ever.

Only a few things have changed since then, and there's still so much room for improvement in our professional and private lives, isn't there?

...doing:

Do something slow and with intention today. Enjoy the process itself instead of rushing through it just so it's "done". Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's buying your groceries, or reading your little one a bedtime story.

Take your time. Be in the moment. Be present.

What's your routine to slow down?

Are you looking for actionable ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine? I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits and you can download it for free.

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