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New routines – think smart

In the 45 days I stayed at the temple I got a new routines like meditation, yoga, supplements, diet , walking a lot and low-stress lifestyle, which I really need to keep going.

It’s so easy to implement new habits and routines, while living in a protected world like the temple, where everything is based on having these healthy habits. Sticking to them outside in the real world is a challenge.

Practically  it’s challenging since I’ve got a steady place to live yet here in Sydney. Therefore every day is filled with a massive amount of new impressions, new people and using a lot of the time on the process of getting settled. Keeping up the new routines will be a lot easier when I get a steady place, where I’ve my stuff around me and easy to access. Until then I just have to do the best I can.

The easiest thing to do is the supplements and the food (here in Bondi there are healthy food stores all over the place). The yoga has become the greatest challenge since I need space and peaceful surroundings, but now I’ve a mat so on dry days I can go to the roof of the hostel or the beach to practice. The meditation has been a challenge, but this morning I went for a walk in the rain and put on my theta wave music – that worked wonders – just like using it in the evening just before bed time.

When I get my “own” space (probably a shared flat or a room) – my morning routine takes about 1 hour beside breakfast and personal stuff. Yes I’ll have to get up early in general, but that is not a problem for me.  I need access to a good kitchen, refrigerator, live close to organic stores, hot water washer, not waste too much time on transportation and be able to get early to bed (quiet place). I really hope to live in walking distance to the school maybe 15-20 minutes so I’ve some walking Incorporated in my day. Why do it the hard way if you can do it the smart way ;).

I don’t know about you guys but it’s possible, but it takes effort and smart thinking. Getting as much as possible incorperated in the daily routine so it also frees time to the fun stuff 🙂

I know I’ve to do this because the benefits make a huge difference in my life and I might actually get a life free of any symptoms from my dyspraxia. Again it’s about smart thinking and long term thinking in this case long term isn’t that long since I already experiences a huge difference from before I stayed at the temple. 🙂

Later on I can add more like trigger point and starting studying in the evening beside work but first I’ve to make the foundation for my new life work. It’s like building a house. If the foundation is solid and good the house will last and will be easy to maintain 🙂

 

Day 4 and 5 Kyoto

I had to do a lot of the boring stuff like washing clothes and pack so my luggage didn’t weigh to much *yarn* 😀 It actually turned out to be quite a challenge since I’d almost 50 kg luggage when I arrived to Kyoto (some was food too) and had to reduce it to 37 kg. I’d to leave some stuff behind I wasn’t happy about but the world is still working 😉 As soon as that was done I left for Arashiyama in the western outskirt of Kyoto just by the foot of a mountain.

I was lucky again that JR-railway had a train out there so ones again my JR pass gave me a free ride. It took about 30 minutes to get there from the center of Kyoto.

First I went to the zen temple Tenryu-ji  and it had some spectacular temple rooms and an amazing zen-garden really to die for but unfortunately this clearly was a money machine for them in a way that made me leave without having seen it all. Every little thing cost and I prefer to buy a ticket and then I’ve access to it all. I don’t mind paying the price but when you for “every step” you take have to pay more I get irritated. In all a very beautiful place but I’ve seen more beautiful temples than this in Kyoto.

The Bamboo grove was just at the end of the Tenryu-ji famous garden and I came for the bamboo forest and I loved it. I love bamboos and even in rain weather it was still amazing.

On the way back I went through the shopping area and walked the bridge to the other side to get some interesting pictures and it was really lovely. It’s a tourist street but in the cute country way.

I had one of those clumsy days so I managed to poke several people with my umbrella 😀 fortunately Japanese are very polite and the tourists didn’t say anything 😀

I also managed to see the imperial palace and to my huge surprise the out door area around the castle was open to the public. It was so interesting to be inside the wall and get a glimpse of the lifestyle. The biggest surprise was that it was free in spite of all the staff they had on the place. Even without entrance to the castle it had been amazing just seeing the garden around.

Route 66 the eastern part

route66road copyThis is history big time and I’m following the route because my father rode it back in the 60’es.

Now a lot of the towns between Oklahoma and Texas are ghost towns. Some I’ve stopped in and got some amazing photos others I’ve just driven through. In the towns which are still active they often have motels, restaurants, route 66 museums and other amazing attractions.

Riding this route I can see the glory days there have been even though a lot of the motels, houses and shops are deserted. It has been thriving on the traffic before the interstate came and some of the towns has been very beautiful. Some of them still are very beautiful and in some states/areas they have made it a pride to make their town look beautiful to drive though with flags, flowers etc. because they are proud of their place.

Even though it’s somehow sad I’m really fascinated by the ghost towns because like the road kills they tell a story about life. There where people used a lot of time in diners, motels, car shops etc. from a time where things didn’t have to happened so fast where thing took the time things took.

Outside the towns/cities there is a lot of nature to see on the road and there is hardly any traffic so it’s possible to stop and take pictures or just enjoy the route or just stretch the legs. Beside that there are a lot of attractions on the way and you’ll find them on the internet. There are pages just for that so do what you find awesome. I’ll be going to have many stops on the way when I get a little longer west but it’s tornado season so I just want to get out of the hot-spot right now since I’m not used to living in places frequented by those guys.

Be aware that not all GPS systems has the route any more so I had to buy a map on a museum and still it can be hard to follow it all the way but with a little help from google maps on my mobile, my GPS and the 66 map I bought I get it most of the time.

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Got my freaking certification today

Photo 19-04-16 19 24 39Got my certification today in first aid, so another step towards Australia is completed and no matter what it’s important to keep up to date. Beside that first aid really is different down here.

As normal my brain flat lined and I freaked out but somehow I managed to keep my head so cold that I got through it.

I’ve always been bad of to exams and job interviews. In the old days I had diarrhea before, was white in the face, had problems keeping my head clear and was close to fainting etc. Compared to that I’m much better of now but still my body just shut down after meaning that I went home and slept a while. I woke up because of the telly and made some food which I’ve eaten very little of because I’m exhausted.

Even though I’m so bad of with exams and job interview I still do it – You just have to take the bull by the horns and do it. I took the certification and I know that I’ll go much better in real life.

New Year resolutions

Every year I hear people talk about their New Year resolutions like starting getting fit, eating better, stop shipping, stop smoking etc. and how long does it last if people get started? 😀 you get the picture. I believe we all done this 🙂

What happens with the New Year resolutions?

In the past when happened to me it was because  I wasn’t committed. – I was choosing my New Year resolutions based on should, ought to etc. I hear many resolutions based on  “what other people think of me” you know in all do what is right in the eyes of others.
What I’ve learned over the years is that if I really mean it I’ve to start at once if possible. The if possible is like when I wanted to start with a PT, I had to wait until he had an opening. Yesterday I started at a personal development book – why wait if you really mean it.

A goal or a motivation

Put your heart in it and do it without postponing and more important do it for you and nobody else. Actually give a sh.t about what other people think. This is about you and nobody else. What do you want? Don’t stop smoking if you don’t feel like it and make yourself and everybody else around miserable.
Again it has to be about you and you’ve to find your motivation – not just your goal. Like when I started with an PT I knew I wanted to be stronger! – I could have stopped there, but I carried on with the why – Why working on getting stronger? why endure the pain and soreness? – Because I want to surf and be good at it. I want to feel the waves and ride one standing up more than 1 sec. – I want to “fly“.
Beside that I want to SUP without feeling and looking like Bambi on the ice, and being rewarded with that magical feeling of peace and success of doing something I’m not supposed to be able to.
For me being on the water cleanses my mind and gives me the best meditation.
Another reason for getting fit is that I want to participate in obstacle courses (competitions) not to win but to complete it. This will be a major victory for me because I’m again doing something fun and something I’m not supposed to be able to. As a bonus  I’ll have a strong body which will give me freedom because I can do what I want and my body supports me in stead of being my straight jacket. – You see this is not just a goal for me any more – it’s a motive connected to a feeling and that makes me wanna fight for it.

How do I keep the spirit up?

So if you’re making New Year resolutions take the extra step and find out the motive and feeling behind and write it down or take pictures to remind yourself. I’ve pictures and a couple of movie clips of me on the board and every time I’m thinking of giving up or it’s to hard or disillusioned I just look at the pictures/movie clips. I’ve even contacted the management of one of the hardest obstacle courses in the world and they sent me their poster to my vision board. Beside that when I’m having a hard day at the fitness center I just visualize myself on the board or think about doing the obstacle course to get renewed my energy.
Good luck and a happy new 2016 🙂

When luck strikes

I’m visiting my stepfather in Copenhagen, Denmark and last night I was offered an upgrade on my flight home, so I applied for it. This morning in my mailbox there was an email congratulating me on an upgrade, so tomorrow I’m having fast-track, lounge with free beverages/food, a seat on row 2, priority on my luggage etc. This is luxury and I’m loving it 🙂

101 things to do when you survive

Greig at the Richmond hot choccie eventIn the last year 3 men have turned my life upside down in the good way both physically and mentally. One is my surftrainer Dean Gladstone, the other is my PT Niklas Wintherbo and the third is Greig Trout from 101 things to do when you survive.

It’s Greig Trout I want to tell you about here. He has an amazing story to tell about turning life around and you can read it on his web-page. I had the honour of meeting Greig in person on a hot summerday in July 2015 and had 4 absolutely amazing hours filled with fun, laughter, care and mutual understanding. Then again in September where I attended Greigs hot choccie event on Richmond Hill where I also met the 101-gang. It was a day filled with hugs, love, understanding and bonding. Even though I haven’t had cancer the dyspraxia etc. has given me my challenges and Greig and the amazing 101 gang have accepted me with open arms and lots of love.

Greig is the reason why I’ve stopped using the word Bucket list. The word has a focus on using the limited time before dying. Greig has chosen to focus on the things to do after he faught the cancer. This inspired me so much since I prefer to focus positively on the time I’ve in front of me. Therefore I’ve no Bucket list any more but a 101 things to do when you survive-list. I might have a couple of more things on my list than the 101 things 😀

 

 

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