THREE THINGS I LEARNED LAST WEEK (AND 2020 HAS JUST STARTED!)

Thirteen days in and I feel like I’ve grown a little wiser already! Life has been throwing all sorts of lessons at me during these first days of 2020. I soaked in all the goodness (as well as the shit stuff), and today I will lovingly share them with you!

it starts with this realisation

While everyone is drying themselves out, surviving on carrots and running marathons, I’ve fallen into this giant empty space that presents itself after the anti-climax called New Year’s Eve. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited about the year ahead, but the beginning is always so extremely difficult.

Regardless if we’ve entered this new decade with the best intentions, grand goals and resolutions, the first couple of weeks usually are a cold reminder that everything is exactly the same. I reckon the sole purpose of this initial phase of the year is to activate you, to make you realise that nothing is going to change unless you do. And once you realise that, that’s when it all really starts.

move

Dance, walk, climb, swing, roll, stretch, move! The food, the drinks, the cake… the December festivities might have left you a little sluggish. Good thing is, you can do something to spice things up a bit! Go outside, climb a tree, use the indoor staircase as a mountain, dance like you’re starring in Grease, try handstand jumps, or… you could go for a long walk in a nearby park?

Let the energy flow into all parts of your body (not just your belly, we’ve done all that) and life will feel extremely good. Movement creates lots of energy, it heals you and makes you feel alive!

speak up

The holiday season can have a big impact on our mind and emotional state. Our IG-feeds might tell us otherwise, but it isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. For some it is lonely, awkward and painful. It can stir up feelings and emotions that aren’t easy to deal with, past memories can suddenly return or put unwanted emphasis on difficult family relationships.

Although the festivities are over, these experiences remain. Speak up to your friends and family about it. Be vulnerable and share your experience with someone. You might be surprised what they offer you in return.

This was it. The first thirteen days. Now it has really started. Welcome to 2020!

All my love,

PS. Let’s do this together!

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