Okay, the title of this post might sound a little extreme, but it’s so important to always work on yourself. I didn’t realize this until about a year ago… I was kind of trying to find my way after graduating and getting my bachelors degree. I didn’t know what to do and felt like everyone was pushing me to do something. Besides that, I didn’t feel like myself and wanted to change that. So I took more time to work on myself, by myself and in this post you’ll read how I am doing this!
《 Changing what I don’t like 》
While I was still studying I didn’t exercise a lot. I was mainly studying at home, going to the train station by taking a bus, taking the train to school and then walking to and inside my school. Besides that, I didn’t really cycle anymore or work out at all. Let me tell you, that’s not a good thing. In March Elba and I started working out and I feel so much better. It might not be your thing, but you just have to make it your thing. Just do exercises you like. Elba and I discovered that doing a lot of HIIT training is what our bodies need. This way I have changed what I don’t like, and I am not there yet but I have definitely come a long way.
《 Taking risks 》
Sometimes it’s good to just take a risk. Otherwise life gets so boring and not exciting at all. It’s weird because I like being in my comfort zone but if you’ve been in your comfort zone for too long, the need of something new gets bigger. That’s when it’s a good time to try something new and just to take a risk.
《 Keep learning 》
To keep learning is so important for me as a person. Otherwise I would feel bored and not feel like I am getting somewhere in life. I was planning on starting a studies this year, but that didn’t work out so now I will be getting some certificates from Google to help me with my job. Besides learning through a studies, it’s also good to keep learning things about life itself and myself of course. So I am trying new things and also doing more of what I love.
《 Meditate 》
I always thought meditating sounded really dreamy and not something that was for me. Well, ever since Elba and I started doing yin yoga at least once a week, I can’t go without it. Yin yoga is a combination of yoga and meditation. You are in different yoga poses for a longer period of time while keeping focussed on your breathing, which is the meditation part. Our yoga teacher has learnt us to actually be in the moment and not being busy with the past or future. Because those thoughts is what makes people panic and anxious.
《 Be grateful 》
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in life and not actually realize what you have. That’s when you get a feeling like you’re missing something when you’re actually not missing anything at all. At moments like this meditating really helps me and makes me be grateful for what I have my family and friends, and not let material stuff matter that much, because it really doesn’t. Yeah, it’s nice to have a lot of clothes and other things but it doesn’t really bring you happiness or any satisfaction. So just take a moment to be grateful.
And that’s it for this blog post! I know, this is a little bit different than my usual posts but I thought it would be good to share a post like this as well. It’s kind of like my productivity post but a little bit more personal. What are you doing to keep working on yourself? Do these things sound familiar to you?
I need to take a page from your book and start exercising – again! I used to run regularly but when I began my current full-time job two years ago, I completely stopped. I was certainly much healthier back then! Thanks for the motivation, girl! ❤️❤️
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Ah thank you girl! Xx
Taking risks has always been a work in progress for me. I love posts like these because they are so raw and honest and so cool to look back on in a few years time to see how far you have come!
That’s so sweet! Thank you 🙂 Xx
So good tips. Pictures are so good!
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Well written post! I totally agree, sometimes it’s great to take risks! We must try to find out if it’s worth it or not.
Ah thank you so much! x
Meditation is so important. I suppose there are many ways to meditate, from just relaxing to totally zoning out, but I think all of them are good for us. I like to get up early in the morning so I can have a few minutes to myself.
Exercise is so important. Whenever I can’t exercise because of health problems, I always feel twice as bad.
Trying new things helps with keeping our creative things going, and so does learning. I love learning.
Seems like you’re really working hard on developing yourself as a person. Good for you! I think that when we believe that we are our own creators, we really take responsibility for our lives and end up feeling much better about ourselves.
Thank you so much girl! Xx
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Working on myself is a huge priority for me. Actually, I need to work on being scared of change.
That’s hard to work on but really worth it 🙂 X
Love this! Always working on myself, always tryna improve x
Thank you! I know right! Xx
What a romantic place <3 thanks for sharing!
I agree with so much of this and am taking similar initiatives in my life too. Super inspiring, thank you! Also, your photos are gorrrrgeous!!
Ah you’re so sweet, thank you so much! Xx
mooi om te lezen hoe je dit aanpakt. mediteren en yoga is toch niks voor mij. geprobeerd maar nee niet mijn ding
Dankje! Jammer, want het heeft mij in ieder geval heel erg geholpen 🙂
I totally agree with this post. Working out helps me so much and indeed, taking risks can bring you more than you’d ever expected.
I know right! 🙂 Xx
This post is amazing! I love those photos, they are amazing! Thanks for sharing, Neeltje!
Ah I am glad you like it! Thanks 🙂
Ik herken me in heel veel zaken die je aanhaalt. Vooral risico’s nemen en constant bijleren.. Al heb ik wel doorheen de tijd lere berekende risico’s nemen. Misschien hoort dat bij het ouder worden? Mooie foto’s trouwens!
Ik denk het ook 🙂 Dankjewel!
Originele en leuke post! Vind je foto’s ook meer dan geslaagd’
Yoga en meditatie is echt iets wat kan helpen om aan jezelf te werken inderdaad!
Learning new things everyday is very important to me. It’s my way to be a better human. I love your pictures by the way!
I know right! Thank you. X
Working on myself is also a big topic in my life, always trying to improve and getting out of my comfortzone. Loved to read your blog!
Ah, that’s great to hear. Thank you! Xx
Wat een mooie plek!
This year I made a resolution of keep up with my health. I started yoga and I am simply loving it
Yoga is so good for you! I am loving it too. xx