What does reflection mean to you? Does it feel like an obligation or something you should do? Do you hate reflecting? Or is it something you like to do because you experience the benefits? No matter what you think about reflection, around this time of the year it’s the one thing everyone seems to be talking about: ‘Reflecting’. ‘It’s the end of the year and everyone should reflect on the previous year and sets their goals for 2018.’ Hopefully you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, but there is no time to sit back and relax: you should have reflected on 2017 and set a clear path towards your goals in 2018 already. Or at least that is what society is telling us, almost demanding from us. But what does reflection do? Why should you reflect? What does it give me and why should you even consider it? Find out below how I reflect and most importantly what it is giving me!
Do you know that island in the Atlantic Ocean? That Island where it always rains? The island where people only drink Guinness and eat stews? That island where everyone has red hair and is always drunk? That island with an accent you cannot understand? The island where they speak with a funny accent and use words like ‘craic’, ‘savage’ and ‘grand’?. The island called Ireland! An island that is well known for all its stereotypes, but that is special to me. An island I absolutely love, find out why in this week’s blog!
Do you know that feeling of always think that you have to do more, to accomplish more? Do you know that burning desire of being inspirational, extraordinary, or maybe just not mediocre? Do you know the feeling of always needing to take the difficult road, because the easy one feels just too easy? Well, I do. And I found out that always doing more, choosing the hard, difficult road does not always lead to becoming more. Even though the whole world of social media, influencers and entrepreneurs is telling you that it will and that you should never settle for less. Find out what I tried to prove to myself, why I always wanted to do more (not for the better) and why I believe that taking a step back can be powerful, instead of always wanting to do more and go forward. Spoiler alert: it's not a short one.
Is it a lifestyle? Is it a workout? Does it improve your strength? Is it just stretching? Do you really need a yoga mat? Is it only for girls? A lot of stereotypes, opinions, judgement and maybe even misconceptions related to one word: Yoga. But what is yoga? Where does it come from? And why are so many people talking about it nowadays? Questions I unfortunately won’t answer in this blog, since I rather share with you how this inflexible guy ended up on his head doing a headstand and how this guy fell in love with yoga. What you can expect from this blog is answers to questions like; why did I decided to start doing yoga? Why do I choose to wake up at 5am on a Saturday morning to go to a sunrise yoga class on the beach? How am I experiencing yoga and what is it giving me? Find it out below!