How to love yourself  

How to love yourself  

Well hello again friends! 😊

 

Today we will look a little at something that is both health and beauty related. That is: how to love yourself. When you love yourself, you find yourself feeling better, but also looking better.

So today I will talk a little about what I do, to remind myself and my body, that I love it. Because I-and you guys too- deserved to feel loved ❤


To love oneself is a hard but rewardable task.

A few great reasons to love yourself are: self-love attracts love, it reduces stress, helps you make healthier decisions, makes you feel and look younger, motivates you and make you seem more attractive.

Some of the ways you can achieve this:
Stop comparing yourself to others. Instead of saying they are prettier or more clever, realize that you are both awesome.

Take care of your body. It is the place you will live all your life, so make it feel great by pampering it once in a while and staying healthy.

Do something you love every day. This is a reward to yourself and a reminder that you are worth it.

Speak kindly to yourself and DO NOT call yourself names. It never helps on anything to call yourself ugly or stupid. You are listening so it will only make you feel down, and at some point, you will start believing it. Instead try turning it around so that when you want to call yourself stupid, tell yourself that everyone makes mistakes and it happens.

Know that you are not perfect, and no one is. Humans were never born to be perfect, they were born to be individually awesome. Instead embrace who you are and try playing by your strengths and strengthening your weaknesses.

Compliment yourself on a daily basis. If you compliment yourself daily, you will start believing what you say, so remember to tell yourself something great every day.

Learn to say no (or yes). Remember to say no to things that you sincerely do not want to, or things that just stress you out. But still remember to say yes to some things, like new experiences or stuff you deep down want to go to. You are worth it to be true to yourself.

Laugh every day. Laughing reduces stress and increases the happiness hormone in the body.
 

These was some of the things I do, to let myself feel loved, and I hope you will do some of these to. Some of these things might be hard to do when you start, but as you go on, everything gets easier. So do your best every day, because you deserve it, and you are worth it.

I love, love, love you guys, and I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time. ❤ 😊

 

Xoxo

Luna

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Benefits of walking  

Benefits of walking  

 

Welcome back all my lovely people!

 

Today we will touch a very important subject to me. That is: walking.

I love walking both as a way to relax, exercise and get some fresh air. I enjoy the nature, and all the different impressions one simple walk can do. That is why I aspire to take a walk every day.

So to get you guys to walk too, I wanted to tell you some of the great and countless benefits of a daily walk.

Mind though, a 30-45 minute walk everyday can accomplish all of this, so you don’t have to walk for 4 hours each day. Mind too, I’m talking about outdoor walking 😊

  1. Your mood will improve and you will feel happier. Regular walking modifies your nervous system and because of this you will experience a decrease in anger and hostility. And if you walk with someone else, it will help you feel connected and in that way boost your mood. Beside this, walking makes your brain release the “happiness” chemicals serotonin and dopamine, which lifts mood both during and after a workout.
  2. You might lose weight. Regular walking can help you improve how your body reacts to insulin and therefore reduce belly fat. Beside this it increases your metabolism and helps you burn extra calories and prevents muscle loss. Walking also releases a fat burning hormone called irisin, scientists have said that it appears to reprogram fat cells to burn energy instead of storing it (that is also why we get an increase in our metabolism)
  3. Your health will improve. Walking lowers your blood sugar levels and overall risk of getting diabetes. It can also lower your risk of having a heart attack by 35%, this is according to 18 different studies. Walking lowers the chance of developing lung cancer by up to 30% and can help reduce the symptoms of asthma or other lung diseases. It might also reduce lower back pain and limit chronic diseases. There has also been a lot of studies to find out If walking could make you live longer, and most of them found that, you can add almost 2 years to your life if you walk daily.
  4. You’ll poop better. Yes I just said poop. A regular walking routine can improve gastric mobility, which helps you get all that waste out of your body.
  5. You will improve brain power. Walking releases a protein called BDNF, this protein encourages growth of new brain cells, and can help against memory loss and dementia. Beside this it boosts the place in your brain that sparks creativity. Walking also help supply your brain with oxygen and glucose, which helps it function even better.
  6. It can make you look better. Walking (and exercise in general) can make your skin look younger, since walking increases the production of collagen, which is a protein that keeps your skin smooth and elastic. Beside this, walking might improve your flexibility, balance and posture since you walk up straight, and use a lot of the different muscles in your body. It can also help tone your legs, arms and butt.

 

That’s some of the many benefits of walking daily. These mentioned is some of my favorites.
That’s all for this time guys. I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 😊 ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Updated bucket list

Updated bucket list

Welcome back you lovely lads!

Today we will look at my bucket list (yes I know we did this once, but this time it has been updated, and it is a good idea to always keep an eye out for your goals)

So get your own bucket list ready, and get some good ideas for what you need on yours!

 

 

Travelling:

  1. Go to Paris
  2. Switzerland
  3. Italy
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  4. Visit mount Yoshino, Japan
  5. Visit a volcano
  6. See the rain forest
  7. Travel by helicopter
  8. Visit Rome
  9. New Zealand
  10. Berlin Germany
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  11. See the Northers lights
  12. See the pyramids in Egypt
  13. Walk the great wall of china
  14. USA
  15. Ireland
  16. Japan
  17. Hawaii
  18. Visit a health retreat
  19. See Machu Picchu
  20. Visit Stonehenge
  21. Visit the Colosseum in Rome
  22. Visit Easter Island
  23. Try dog sledding
  24. Visit the Leaning Tower in Pisa
  25. See the Great Barrier Reef
  26. Visit Tokyo
  27. Visit all 7 continents
  28. Feed a Koala Bear
  29. Preikestolen Norway (damn that’s a long and hard walk but so completely beautiful)the picture in the head of the post is also from here!
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  30. Visit Galapagos Islands
  31. Visit Gibraltar
  32. Visit the Grand Canyon
  33. Visit Bora Bora
  34. Visit” dog heaven” in Costa Rica
  35. Carlsbad caverns national park New Mexico
  36. Laos

 

 

Helping others:

  1. Participate in a walk for a good cause (I have walked for both cancer and animal welfare)
  2. Plant a tree
  3. Do a random act of kindness
  4. Donate organs (well not now of course!)
  5. Host a charity event
  6. Donate clothes
  7. Rescue an animal
  8. Buy someone’s groceries
  9. Do charity work with animals
  10. Donate things to an animal shelter
  11. Donate 100euro to charity
  12. Change someone’s life to the better

 

 

Creative stuff:

  1. Make a rainbow rose
  2. Learn to paint
  3. Learn to play the piano (learned some of it, but I’m not all the way there yet)
  4. Learn to make homemade pasta
  5. Make a candle
  6. Learn to cut hair
  7. Crochet something (I made Oscar in 2017)
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  8. Sew a piece of clothing
  9. Make soap
  10. Decorate a blank t-shirt
  11. Make a handmade gift (I did crochet the mumins for my parents christmas 2017)
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  12. Make an origami animal
  13. Be a model in a photoshoot
  14. Choreograph a dance
  15. Make a song
  16. Create a ice cream flavour
  17. Design and build my dream house
  18. Design my own Jewelry
  19. Homebrew alcohol
  20. Make a cosplay costume
  21. Perform on stage
  22. Take a picture of myself everyday for a year
  23. Be an extra in a movie (When I went to college I had a background role in a short movie)
  24. Be on TV (I was together with the rest of the cress and radiation team)
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  25. Sew a Victorian era dress/ball gown
  26. Learn water and ink painting

 

 

Finances and work:

  1. Publish a book
  2. Publish 5 books
  3. Sell 400 books
  4. Make a podcast
  5. Get 100 followers
  6. Start a blog (well this worked out fine )
  7. Start a podcast
  8. Have my own beauty clinic
  9. Be a self made millionaire
  10. Create a passive income
  11. Create a online shop and sell things online
  12. Be my own boss
  13. Coach other people
  14. Do something I love for a living
  15. Have my own clothing line
  16. Have my own Jewellery line
  17. Organize a conference
  18. Get my Youtube channel going
  19. Get out of debt

 

 

Personal:

  1. Go a week without internet
  2. Learn how to drive
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  3. Cook something new every day for 30 days
  4. Learn at least 6 languages at a basic speech niveau ( 3 so far- English, French, Danish)
  5. Get married
  6. Adopt a dog (A Bernese Mountain dog is the dream)
  7. Attend a masquerade ball
  8. Attend a ComicCon
  9. Learn basic programming
  10. Learn sign language
  11. Achieve 100 goals on my bucket list
  12. Learn how to use a photo editing program (had a course in this in march 2018)
  13. Speak in front of hundreds of people
  14. Do a 24 hour silence
  15. Learn to walk in high heels
  16. Take test on ancestors with 23 and me
  17. Learn to dance

 

 

 

Overcoming fear

  1. Ride the London Eye
  2. Stand on top of the Eiffel tower
  3. Live abroad for a year (did this last year (2016-2017 when I was in France as an Au-pair)
  4. Participate in a flash mob (did this when I was with my school in Amsterdam)
  5. Feed a Giraffe (damn those are big)
  6. Swim with dolphins
  7. Donate blood (I’m insanely afraid of needles!)
  8. Float in the dead sea
  9. Ride in a hot air balloon (YES- I am afraid of heights)
  10. Get a Brazilian Wax (AUCH)
  11. Bathe an elephant
  12. Eat at an underwater restaurant

 

 

Health:

  1. Learn pole dancing lessons (why not??)
  2. Start my own vegetable garden
  3. Complete a 10k run (Just did this not long ago and it feels incredible to think about)
  4. Run 15km ( Now I have to try-right?)
  5. Learn basic yoga
  6. Learn self defence
  7. Reach my ideal goal (57kg)
  8. Be able to hold a plank for 1½ minute
  9. Make yourself laugh 15 minutes everyday for 1 month
  10. Go one month without sugar

 

 

That’s all for this time!
I hope you all got some great ideas for your own bucket lists 🙂

We’ll see each other later, so I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time! ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Things to throw away right now

Things to throw away right now

Well hello there guys. Do you also find yourself sitting in the midst of a clutter filled and confusing space? Well I do.
I am one of those some people call “hoarders” I absolutely HATE throwing things out, and it always ends up piling up everywhere looking horrible and tiring.
So for today we will talk a little about some things you might as well just throw out right now!

 

  • Clothing
    Well not all your clothes. But all the clothes that: doesn’t fit, is 150 years old, has holes or unremovable stains, isn’t your style, or if you haven’t worn it in forever. It might be a good idea to donate the clothes that is still in a good condition, and just toss the rest.
  • Old costumes you’ll never wear again.
    They might be too old, not your style, in bad condition or maybe you can’t fit it anymore, just get rid of it. You should of course keep those you know you’ll wear again.
  • If your accessories are broken and can not be repaired, or if they simply doesn’t fit you anymore, let them go.
  • If your shoes are way to small, or big you might as well just throw them out. This also counts if they are damaged or not your style anymore.
  • Hangers that you don’t use because they are absolutely crappy and doesn’t do their job.
  • Dead bedding.
    Still wearing that old bedding with holes in it? Might as well throw them out and replace them with something that makes sleeping more welcoming
  • Torn up towels.
    Just like with the bedding. Drying yourself in a holed or stained towel just makes bathing a little less enjoyable. Out they go.
  • Old makeup or nail polish.
    There is a reason that both makeup and nail polish has an expiring date. When old, these won’t function optimally, and instead just make a mess, and make putting on either of them a hassle.
  • Hair accessories.
    Throw out all broken items, and all items you know you’ll actually never use. This also goes for hair tools.
  • Unused or unopened gifts.
    Gifts you got 100 years ago, and never opened or used. Might as well give them to someone else or throw them out. No, it never feels good to throw something away that you got from someone, but if you know you’ll never use it, then why keep it?
  • Extra dishware. Somehow I always end up with 15 mugs more than I actually use, and I don’t know how it happens. If you too have a LOT of extras in the kitchen department that you never use, try giving it to someone who needs it, or simply throw it out. Honestly, smashing dishes can be very stress relieving.
  • Cookbooks you never use.
    If you are like me, you might have around 50 cookbooks that you never use. If you KNOW you’ll never use them, just throw them out. You can find the same recipes on the internet in case you need them.
  • Expired food.
    Take a tour in your kitchen and check the labels. If some of it is too old and looks/smells disgusting, give it to the trash.
  • Cleaning products.
    No, it’s not necessary to keep every single cleaning product you have. If you have 5 different dish soaps, and you only use one kind, get rid of the rest!
  • Magazines or catalogs
    I was once hoarding these in large numbers (well I still have a lot). But if you have a lot of magazines just laying around because you might use them some day. Well throw it out. I bet you’ll just forget about it and never use it. And in case you need to find that one thing in that one magazine-ask Google! Mind though, if you have some magazines that you hold dear, of course you can keep them, I did the same. But please throw those out just laying around doing nothing.
  • Furniture you don’t know where to put.
    If it doesn’t fit your style, you don’t have space for it or it doesn’t fit in anymore. Try selling or donating that extra furniture just standing and taking up space.
  • Rugs
    Throw out all old, stained or gross rugs. Get a new one instead if you really need it.
  • Dead plants.
    I’m one of those people who LOVE flowers and greenery… I just don’t have green fingers at all. If you- like me- end up killing some of those plants, just throw them out. They have no purpose anymore. ☹
  • Wall décor that’s just there.
    You got any wall décor that you don’t really like anymore? Why keep them if you don’t think they are beautiful or in some way serving you a purpose? Out they go.
  • Old or unused electronics.
    If you have some type of electronics that you aren’t using anymore, try either selling them away to someone that could use them, or give them to someone you know need it. Mind if you have manuals for any of these too- might as well throw them out, most manuals are online nowadays.
  • Books, DVD’s and CD’s.
    With everything getting more and more digital, who needs DVS’s and CD’s when you can find your music or movies online. You can of course keep those you hold dearly, but the rest of them, that you are just Out with them! Same with books. Keep those you love and know you’ll read again. Donate the rest or throw them out.
  • Old receipts.
    Unless they are from a really big or expensive purchase or you need them for something else, throw them out. You can’t use them anymore anyways.
  • Office supplies.
    Dried out pens, broken colours, dried highlighters or other things like these. Just throw them out.
  • Crafty things you’ll never use.
    Stacks of extra fabric, paper, or craft supplies you don’t see yourself using the next months or so, donate it or give it to someone you know.
  • Old school stuff.
    I just recently got rid of my old school papers, homework and notes. This was after a long battle of “what if’s” because what if I end up having to use them? Well nowadays you can learn anything online, and beside this… well… I hadn’t even looked at them ones since I got out of school (which is around 5 or 6 years ago now)
  • Board games that are broken or you don’t play.
    If you have any board games you never play, or if they are broken/miss pieces. Just throw them out.
  • Broken or unused sports equipment.
    Maybe it seemed cool to play once 7 years ago, but if you haven’t played it since. Time to throw it out.
  • Things you will fix “soon”.
    “Soon” always become later, and then never happens. Got any things you wanted to fix, but never did? If they have been laying around for more than a year, and you didn’t have to use it, out they go.
  • Old batteries or lightbulbs.
    Be attentive about where you throw these out. Most batteries or lightbulbs shouldn’t go in together with your normal thrash.
  • Pet supplies.
    Got any worn out, torn up or unused pet stuff, either donate it or thrash it.
  • Spare change.
    You probably got some coins here and there. Find them all and cash it out. You might be surprised how much money you actually have lying around.
  • Old invitations or cards.
    If you have any invitations from many years ago or old birthday (or other) cards, get rid of them if they hold no sentimental value to you.

 

 

That’s all for this time. I hope this help at least some of you to declutter! 😊

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

Xoxo

Luna ❤

Why I drink lemon water  

Why I drink lemon water  

 

Hellooooo you beautiful creatures!

Today we will look a little at a thing I have a hard time doing. Drinking lemon water.

I usually do this when I feel like I have some time for it, if not, I’ll forget about it because it is a lot of work (well compared to just drinking regular tap water).
Making the lemon infused water isn’t really hard, you just have to cut your lemon and put some of the slices in either a glass, water bottle or a can (I usually use half a lemon)
The hard part though, is having to clean it. You don’t want old lemon slices to stay and make the water go bad. I know, I know. This isn’t THAT hard, I’m just really lazy 😀
Another way to do it, is to just squeeze the lemon juice into the water (which is muuuuuch easier)

So today to motivate you guys- and myself too, I will tell you some of the great benefits of WHY I drink lemon water. (Hot lemon water is also great since it brings out more of the vitamins and benefits of the lemon)

  • Lemon water gives your skin a great glow
  • Helps with your digestion and stimulates liver
  • Helps detoxify your skin and body
  • Can help ease an upset stomach
  • Flush toxins out of your system. Yep in ALL ways.
  • Might lead to younger looking skin and less wrinkles
  • Boosts your energy and mood
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Might help you loose weight. The Pectin Fiber in Lemons assists in fighting your hunger cravings
  • Might reduce anxiety and depression. Just the SCENT of lemons can have a calming effect

 

So as you can see, there is a LOT of great benefits of Lemon water, and I definitely have to drink it some more! For a starter, I’m drinking it every weekend morning to get me going.
Please notice though, that these benefits only occur after a longer use of drinking lemon water. You cant just drink it once and think- yup that’s is.

 

Some of the improvements I see and feel the most, is the energy and mood boost, a boost in my immune system(since I have a especially shitty immune system), the detoxifying in both body and skin, and how it helps with digestion.

 

So that’s all for today, I hope you got a little excited about joining the lemon water wagon, just like I will.
Last but not least. I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Destress ideas

Destress ideas

Welcome back you beautiful people!

Today we will relax and take a deep breath, because today, we will talk about some of the ways there are to destress!

I myself tend to get pretty tense pretty fast, and don’t really feel that I am stressed until it is too late. If you know that feeling and are at least a little like that too, please read on. 😊

 

Here are some ideas that I use, when I try to destress:

  • Listen to your favorite music-preferable something that makes you happy, or have some relaxing tunes
  • Take a walk outside in the fresh air
  • Do some easy stretches
  • Meditate
  • Read a book you really enjoy
  • Close your eyes and count to 10 (or 50 or 100, depending on how stressed you are. Remember to breathe slowly in the meantime)
  • Write in your journal about all that stresses you out, or just whatever you have on your mind
  • Write down 10 things you are grateful about
  • Doodle or draw something
  • Call a friend
  • Disconnect from al technology (if possible) for a little while
  • Watch a funny movie or video that can make you laugh
  • Practice yoga
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Take a nice and warm shower
  • Hug someone
  • Play with a pet
  • Organize or clean (I do this a lot when I’m stressed, both because I like doing it, but it also gives me a feeling that there’s actually something I can control myself)
  • Drink a cup of tea- preferable your favorite or chamomile
  • Give yourself a massage-or ask for one from someone you live with (for example)
  • Sit in the sun
  • Look out the window and do some people looking
  • Eat a little bit of chocolate
  • Make lists of what has to happen (this helps me see clearly what I have to prioritize)

 

That’s it for today, I hope this was able to help some of you! 😊

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo ❤

Luna