Follow your heart

  quit your job

Yep. I did it. I quit my job. I bought a ticket. To Bali. Enrolled to a Yoga Teacher Training. Taking off in a week. I'm following my heart, my intuition. Hard to believe it's actually happening. Seems like I'm telling someone else's story. After dreaming and talking about it for months, I'm finally on the road to my Sunshine path. It took me a while, but here I am, sitting in a cafe, music in my ears, writing this post, my heart beating, I can't help but smile. Oh Bliss! Oh Life!

I'm making the big jump into the unknown.

Scary? Yes.

Excited? Oh yes!

Feeling an intense feeling of freedom running through my body, mind & soul? Hell yeah!

Oh Freedom, you are so precious, so wanted, so present, how good it is to be reunited in your presence.  I dreamed and imagined this moment for quite some time now, but it wasn't an easy road to get there, specially for someone who's not great at decisions making.

All the big decisions I made in my life, I made them while connecting to my heart and following my intuition. To be honest, I often struggle for weeks or months if it is life-changing decisions. I don't work well on setting deadlines, I'd rather go through the different phases- desires, doubts, dreams, fears, confusion, excitement and all the thoughts and feelings in between until clarity appears. It always does. There's always signs that come along the way and confirm the "Yes" you so desperately want to shout. So many questions, so many doubts. I think the biggest barrier I put for myself is fear of my own capacity to rebound no matter what happens. To trust that when you follow your heart and intuition, your life unfolds perfectly and how it should be. I don't believe in failures. It's always a learning experience. Better to take risks to try and reach for your dream then stay in a place where you feel comfortable but far from happy.

Every time I took the leap- when I enrolled in my nutrition coaching courses at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and a few months ago when I decided to leave my job to make space for the next chapter-  certainty arise and it feels like it's meant to be, I am not even sure how I could even doubt for a minute that I wouldn't go for it, this feeling of being aligned with your heart and your true purpose. That's when I know I'm on my sunshine path.

I hope it will inspire some of you to take that leap of faith, jump into the unknown and listen to your calling. It doesn't necessary have to be a big thing like changing career or moving to a new city. It could simply be taking the guitar lessons you always wanted to do, showing up to that dance class, putting your feet back on the ski slopes or start that creative project you always talk about. That thing that is calling you, that when you start thinking about it, your whole body goes into butterfly mode.

 

As Wayne Dyer said it, "Don't die with the music still in you". There are so many possibilities, so many dreams to realize and passions to find. Life is a beautiful gift. We should treasure it and make the most of it.

 

I just wanna go on more adventures Be around good energy Connect with people Learn new things Grow

 

Follow your heart. Follow your intuition. Go do the things you always wanted to do. Don't wait for the perfect moment. Just take the first step and the rest will follow.

I leave you with Preston Smiles and his inspirational video that hopefully will shake you up and lead you to take action! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6-bpq8UnBo

5 Ways To Add Some Bliss To Your Day!

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Do you have the sunday evening syndrome? Not feeling very excited to leave the weekend behind and say hi to monday? If there is no doubt that a weekend filled with fun activities brings more joy than a day spent inside an office, sometimes life happens and we have to take jobs we're not so passionate about while working on achieving our dreams. That's kind of where I am at the moment. My days are not my ideal days yet but I am working on it and I believe that I will be enjoying my own schedule and freedom soon. In the meantime, I have a job that helps me get there. I really believe in making the most of each day and try to add some happy vibes along the way.

Here are 5 ways to add some Bliss into your day:

 

  • Take time for yourself

Find a moment each day for yourself and do something that makes you happy. Even if it's only 5 minutes. You could wake up 30 minutes earlier to meditate, enjoy your breakfast, go for a run, do some sun salutations or just simply take time to get ready for your day instead of rushing out the door with a cup of coffee in your hand and being stressed out because you are late again. My wellness morning routine is an essential part of my day as I need that time for myself before a day spent sitting at a desk. It definitely brings some good vibes to have some "me" time.

  • Act like you are on vacation. 

Yes. You read right. It's all about finding some fun during the day and if you have to wait for your 2-3 weeks a year to unwind and enjoy yourself, than it would be pretty depressing. At least for me. So what I came up with, or I should say my mom, as she joked one day after a work day, "oh so you're on holiday now" and I said while laughing, yes until tomorrow morning, how great is that! ;) Since then we often keep joking about the vacation thing on week nights or weekends.  But I realized that it actually gives you another perspective of your day. The attitude changes and just thinking for a second that this time off after your office hours could be spent as a vacation time makes it more fun! It's all about changing your mindset.

  • Get moving, get some air

Go out on your lunch break, breathe some fresh air, meet some friends, go for a walk/run. It will disconnect you from your office and will give you more energy for the afternoon or after a busy day. Doing a sport you love will release endorphins- the feel good hormone, which will boost your mood and energy!

  • Have some fun & laugh!

Charlie Chaplin said "A day without laughter is a day wasted". Yep, couldn't agree more! Don't take yourself so seriously. Laugh at awkward situations, sing while listening to your favorite music on your way to work, enjoy the pouring rain, be a kid, connect with friends, talk to strangers, do something new, be creative.

  • Be grateful

Being grateful brings happiness. Studies have shown that being grateful and showing love  increases your level of happiness. List 5 things before going to bed that you are grateful for each day. You will start to pay more attention to the little things that put a smile on your face and think about what will be on your daily grateful list.

What brings happy vibes to your day?

Happy fun day!

xx

Oh How I Love My Freedom!

IMG_1803 Ooh Freedom! What a beautiful strong word. It's one of my favorite. The feeling you get from within, this feeling that sets you free, that is full of adrenaline. Freedom comes from your heart and it is what makes you alive. It's a very special moment that you might be lucky to experience once in a while. It's a moment to celebrate your life.

When do you feel the most free? For me, it's when I am on my snowboard, on those snowy slopes, riding to the rythm of Ben Howard in my ears. The music combined with being on top of the mountain, in nature, doing something I love- thats my freedom. I often find myself with a big smile on my face for no other reason than being happy & free.

Freedom is a breath of fresh air!

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Freedom is also about doing something for you only and being dependent of no one but your precious self. Going on a vacation on your own; Going to a concert you wouldn't miss for the world; A heart warming yoga session; whatever it is, doing something you love, enjoy and that makes your heart beat faster. Thats Freedom. Freedom is when your heart, body and soul are in connection.

Find your Freedom and keep smiling for no other reason than your Happiness! :)

*Be Happy, Be Free*