All posts tagged: personal development

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Comfort zone: the killer of dreams

It’s Sunday and it’s the day that I keep free on purpose. I keep it free so I can recover from the week, engage in some self-loving, spend some time with bae and write. Recently, I have been doing all except the latter. As a matter of fact, before I started writing this article I walked up and down the apartment multiple times, cleaned up all my inboxes and lost myself in Mario Kart too. You can tell already, I was procrastinating to the max. Tell you the truth, procrastination is one of my toxic traits. I happen to be very aware of my self-sabotage and I am working really hard on battling this. But in order to battle this, I had to figure out where it was coming from and in my case procrastination is caused by comfort, which is caused by fear. That’s right, fear made feel comfortable with where I am and is what’s stopping me from being great. And if you’re reading this, chances are you can relate to this. You’ve …

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The 3 ugly truths about following your dreams

Follow your dreams! Turn your passion into a job. Live the life you dream of! This is what most motivational speakers or writers talk about. Including me. My whole purpose of my blog is too inspire individuals to turn their dreams into reality. I want you to fulfill your wildest dreams, while becoming the best version of yourself! But I also want to keep it real with you. Which is why I wanna talk about the things no one talk about when it comes to following your dreams. It can get lonely You have decided to break free from the mold and go against the majority. Congratulations! You have taken the step 99% is afraid to take. But now you’re on your journey on your own. Your friends and family are discouraging you. They don’t understand the sacrifices you have to make in order to live your dreams. The club nights out; you’re choosing to miss out so you can wake up bright and early and put in the work. The social gathering you’re skipping …

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January: looking back

To all those who experienced January as a long ass year, congratulations! You’ve made it to February! As you might have known, I had some goals set for last month. Phew, where to begin? 24 Books goal Well for starters, I didn’t manage to read two books last month. I did manage however to finish one, which I also wrote about. Currently reading book #2: The little black book by Otegha Uwagba. In all honesty, had it been in English, I’d finished long time gone. It’s not the most complicated or thickest book. I just have a harder time getting through books written in Dutch. But we’re still only in February! Can I still reach the 24 books by the end of 2019? We’ll see… How did it go with the working out, you ask? *Scratches head* I haven’t been on the mat for a week…Yes, today it has been a week. Which means I haven’t done yoga nor any other exercises for a week. Meaning, the muscles are shrinking bit by bit again. I will have …

Weekly report: 2-3

Welcome to the belated weekly report of week 2 and 3! As of week 1 I pledged to share the progress of my goals with you. Now that we finished week 3, let’s see how that has gone. Exercise 2-3 times per week With pride I can say, I nailed it and failed it! The goal for January is 2-3 times per week, the long-term goal for 2019 is every day. Hence I was hella proud of myself when in week 2 I marked Friday as day my fifth day of exercise. For the weekend I intended to d extended yoga sessions, but I got lazy. This laziness stretched itself along to week 3. I literally didn’t do one bit of exercising for week 3. And it was noticeable. At least for myself. I was less energetic and also a lot more on edge. Because to be frank: yoga has been doing great things for my mental state. Plus: a bitch is almost able to reach her toes again! Read 2 books this month One …

14 Quotes to motivate your grind

We have entered a new week! And while many of us are grateful and consider the new week a blessing, some of us can be feeling quite (read: very) demotivated.  Which is probably why  you’re reading this in the first place. You might be reading this whilst still in bed, thinking why on earth you would leave your comfortable nest, get up and get to work? So here are 14 quotes by some people who have quite the experience in putting in the work and who can possibly motivate you to get up and grind! “There’s no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices and persistence.” – Michelle Obama “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth “I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come to my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass”. – Shonda Rhimes “I’m gonna go hard no matter what because …